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Wed Jan 29, 2020, 03:50 PM

Evangelical Singer Calls Out Trump's Christian Supporters In Scathing New Song

An evangelical Christian musician is calling out his fellow members of the faith for their widespread support of President Donald Trump in a new song titled: “Hymn For The 81%.”

“This song might ruffle some feathers, but maybe some feathers need to be ruffled,” Daniel Deitrich told Religion News Service, adding:

The song’s title refers to the 81% of evangelicals who voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Since then, they’ve remained one of his most consistent group of supporters despite the chasm between core biblical tenets and the president’s behavior and policies.

“Even after enacting deliberately cruel policies to rip families apart and put children in cages at the southern border, evangelical support is as fervent as ever,” Deitrich, who is listed as the pastor for arts and worship at South Bend City Church in Indiana, wrote on YouTube.

More: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/daniel-deitrich-evangelical-anti-trump-song_n_5e3114ebc5b6e8375f64ce56

Here is the song:

Daniel Deitrich
In 2016, 81% of white evangelical Christians voted for Donald Trump after (among other things) hearing an audio recording of him bragging about sexually assaulting women.

Maya Angelou famously said, “when someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”

In the years since, even after enacting deliberately cruel policies to rip families apart and put children in cages at the southern border, evangelical support is as fervent as ever.

I was raised in the Evangelical world. It shaped me. I learned to take the words of Jesus seriously - love God, love your neighbor, feed the hungry, fight for justice for the oppressed. I thought that things like love, kindness, gentleness, and self-control MATTERED. I have been so confused and deeply saddened by the unflinching loyalty to a man who so clearly embodies the opposite of these values.

This song is a lament. It's a loving rebuke. It's a plea for the 81%, to come home to the way of Jesus.

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Reply Evangelical Singer Calls Out Trump's Christian Supporters In Scathing New Song (Original post)
Quixote1818 Jan 2020 OP
czarjak Jan 2020 #1
bobbieinok Jan 2020 #2
democrank Jan 2020 #3
bucolic_frolic Jan 2020 #4
CaptYossarian Jan 2020 #5
LisaM Jan 2020 #14
CaptYossarian Jan 2020 #22
LisaM Jan 2020 #23
CaptYossarian Jan 2020 #25
mountain grammy Jan 2020 #6
Karadeniz Jan 2020 #7
keithbvadu2 Jan 2020 #8
Farmer-Rick Jan 2020 #9
SunSeeker Jan 2020 #10
AtheistCrusader Jan 2020 #11
Hekate Jan 2020 #12
Maeve Jan 2020 #13
alittlelark Jan 2020 #15
Skittles Jan 2020 #16
JudyM Jan 2020 #17
tanyev Jan 2020 #18
Blue Owl Jan 2020 #19
UTUSN Jan 2020 #20
TomSlick Jan 2020 #21
PandoraAwakened Jan 2020 #24
jberryhill Jan 2020 #26
Cha Feb 2020 #27

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 04:07 PM

1. Nice try, Daniel...

But alas, that will faze about as many of them as Trump brought to Jesus.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 04:32 PM

2. 1st saw this at blog friendlyatheist at patheos---very sad, true song. Excellent, informative blog

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 04:46 PM

3. Thank you, Daniel.

May love overcome......

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 04:54 PM

4. "believe them the first time"

Filter your life history through that truthbomb.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 04:59 PM

5. South Bend...so who's he supporting then?

The so-called religious leaders should support love in any form between two consenting adults. They're total hypocrites when they b*tch about same-sex couples, my own priest included.

That hatred violates the Golden Rule and Love Thy Neighbor, along with other quotes from the Bible.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 06:08 PM

14. Read their FAQs, they'll perform wedding for same-sex couples.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 30, 2020, 08:52 AM

22. I was talking in general terms. This sounds like a great church.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 30, 2020, 01:59 PM

23. It's in a fairly liberal college town.

I don't know that it's a great church, but at least they give the impression of moving the Evangelicals into a more progressive path.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 30, 2020, 04:19 PM

25. Just moving them into a more progressive path makes them great.

Both my serious posts and my more wacky ones are meant to make people think. That's because I'm sure the righties are reading here too.

This church seems to be the same way--choose love over hate. The evil-gelicals have alternative messages to digest that way. They can always find their hate on AM radio.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 05:01 PM

6. Good luck with that!

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 05:12 PM

7. Well, I like the song!❤ Glad to see at least one light trying to overcome the darkness.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 05:14 PM

8. Donald's evangelicals/Christians

Donald's evangelicals/Christians

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 05:18 PM

9. It hurt my heart

I believed in a God for far too long. One of the reasons was that some of those Evangelicals I knew were so loving and kind. It breaks my heart to see them so easily manipulated by greedy and power hungry liars.

They support a man who has never ever done anything out of love or kindness.

Why don't you live the words you put into my mouth?

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 05:37 PM

10. Those 81% don't follow Jesus, they follow Mammon.

So good luck telling them to come back to Jesus. They were never with Jesus.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 05:54 PM

11. Calling out evangelicals and citing a black role model.

Prepare to be Dixie Chick'd by the conservative fuck-knuckles.

Streaming services will really put a damper on the whole CD-burning parties.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 06:03 PM

12. Folksinging is not dead; hearfelt & well done. Bookmarking.

Isn't South Bend where Buttegieg is from?

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 06:03 PM

13. I grew up in that world, too

And I left it years ago in sorrow because too many of them were just mouthing the words. There is a lot I still believe in--churches aren't in that section, tho, not anymore.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 06:22 PM

15. As someone raised as he was I 'GET IT'

Amazingly powerful.


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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 07:53 PM

16. you CANNOT be a true Christian and support Donald Fucking Trump

YOU CANNOT

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 08:04 PM

17. Better angels...

Here’s hoping it gets airplay where it’s needed most.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 08:40 PM

18. Good for him.

I worked as a church musician for several years—late 80s, all of the 90s. I wasn’t a big fan of Contemporary Christian Music but I felt like I needed to be familiar with it. One artist that seemed to really walk the walk and wasn’t afraid to call out hypocrisy was a guy named Rich Mullins.

He died in a car accident in 97. I often thought of him during the Bush years and what he might have said about the Iraq war and the cozy relationship between Christian evangelicals and the Republican party. I don’t know if Michael W. Smith is still tight with Sean Hannity, but he was for some time, and that was disappointing.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 09:10 PM

19. Your favorite hymn sucks

n/t

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 09:25 PM

20. K&R

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2020, 01:14 AM

21. I don't tear-up easily but ....

This song says what I feel as a very disenchanted evangelical.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2020, 02:30 PM

24. K&R! n/t

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2020, 04:34 PM

26. Make Evangelicals Christian Again

 

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 01:01 AM

27. KR!

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