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Sat Nov 28, 2015, 04:50 AM

Black Pastors Expected to Endorse Donald Trump

Donald J. Trump will take the next step in his religious outreach effort next week when he announces the endorsement of a group of 100 African-American pastors and religious leaders at his Manhattan headquarters.

The Republican presidential candidate has a private meeting with the group scheduled on Monday before they make their offer of support official, according to his campaign. The endorsement comes as Mr. Trump has faced criticism for stoking racial tension and has seen his support among evangelical Christians start to waver in polls as voters consider Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Ben Carson.

That tension was evident this week after an activist for the group Black Lives Matter was beaten at a Trump campaign rally, and the billionaire developer said that perhaps the activist deserved to be roughed up. Mr. Trump also angered some when he sent a Twitter message that appeared to play down the recent spate of incidents of police brutality against African-Americans.

However, Mr. Trump has held several meetings with black religious leaders this year as he looks to broaden his appeal, and it appears that he has closed the deal with some of them.

http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/11/25/black-pastors-expected-to-endorse-donald-trump/?_r=0

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Jesus Malverde Nov 2015 OP
Fumesucker Nov 2015 #1
Truprogressive85 Nov 2015 #2
MADem Nov 2015 #4
Fumesucker Nov 2015 #6
Bluenorthwest Nov 2015 #9
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Autumn Nov 2015 #3
TreasonousBastard Nov 2015 #5
Smarmie Doofus Nov 2015 #7
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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 04:57 AM

1. Best laugh I've had since Thanksgiving...



Thanks for posting.

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 04:59 AM

2. Smh

?w=600

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Response to Truprogressive85 (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 05:07 AM

4. I am not all that wired in to the religious scene, but I don't recognize a single name on that list.

Not a one.

Hmm. Who are these people and how much did this cost?

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Response to MADem (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 05:54 AM

6. Wiki has a page on Clarence McClendon

Sounds kind of like he wrote it actually...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_McClendon

And there's this..



Sounds and looks like some kind of Prosperity Gospel to me.

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Response to MADem (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 08:22 AM

9. Hezikiah Walker, anti gay asshole of very dubious personal history, was on Obama's campaign

 

as well...several of those names are well known names. Not respected, but known.
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=2346

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 04:59 AM

3. .

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 05:26 AM

5. Can't wait 'till Monday...

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/11/28/black-pastors-to-trump-our-meeting-is-not-an-endorsement.html

Bishop Clarence McClendon, a Los Angeles-based minister who was invited to the Monday meeting with clergy, posted to Facebook after the Trump campaign announced the coming endorsements.

“I am not officially endorsing ANY candidate and when I do you will NOT need to hear it from pulpitting courtjesters who suffer from intellectual and spiritual myopia,” he wrote.

Bishop Corletta Vaughn, the Senior Pastor of the Holy Spirit Cathedral of Faith in Detroit, posted a message on Facebook after she said her inbox was “blowing up with inquiries” after her name was included on a list of pastors meeting Trump.

“Let me be clear,” she wrote. “I was invited to attend a gathering of clergy to listen to Mr. Trump on Monday November 30. I respectively (Sic.) declined as I do not support nor will endorse Donald Trump.”


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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 08:01 AM

7. Interesting. Not * shocking*; but interesting.

 

I wonder if there's any..... philanthropy involved.

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 08:07 AM

8. Why do I think the almighty dollar is involved? LOL.

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