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Tue Jun 21, 2016, 07:54 PM

Trump vows to lift ban on politicking, appoint antiabortion judges

Source: Washington Post

Donald Trump won a standing ovation from hundreds of Christian conservatives who came to New York City on Tuesday with a somewhat skeptical but willing attitude toward a man who has divided their group with comments on women, immigrants and Islam. In his comments, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee said he would end the decades-old ban on tax-exempt groups’ — including churches — politicking, called religious liberty “the No. 1 question,” and promised to appoint antiabortion Supreme Court justices.

“I think maybe that will be my greatest contribution to Christianity — and other religions — is to allow you, when you talk religious liberty, to go and speak openly, and if you like somebody or want somebody to represent you, you should have the right to do it,” Trump said. A ban was put in place by President Lyndon Johnson on tax-exempt groups making explicit political endorsements. Religious leaders in America today, Trump said, “are petrified.”

As president, he said, he’d work on things including: “freeing up your religion, freeing up your thoughts. You talk about religious liberty and religious freedom, you don’t have any religious freedom if you think about it,” he told the group, which broke in many times with applause.

Throughout the talk Trump emphasized that America was hurting due to what he described as Christianity’s slide to become “weaker, weaker, weaker.” He said he’d get department store employees to say “Merry Christmas” and would fight restrictions on public employees, such as public school coaches, from being allowed to lead sectarian prayer on the field.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/06/20/how-can-trump-win-the-many-undecided-evangelicals-we-asked-them/

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TomCADem Jun 2016 OP
63splitwindow Jun 2016 #1
TheCowsCameHome Jun 2016 #2
uppityperson Jun 2016 #3
63splitwindow Jun 2016 #4
rurallib Jun 2016 #5
gopiscrap Jun 2016 #6
vdogg Jun 2016 #7
yellowcanine Jun 2016 #8

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 07:59 PM

1. If he was speaking to a group on death row...

 

he would tell them we need to legalize murder.

Again, how could any reasonably intelligent person NOT see that he will pander to any group about anything?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 08:00 PM

2. I am loving this.

This guy just keeps on giving, doesn't he?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 08:02 PM

3. Allow freedom by appointing limiting judges?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 08:04 PM

4. Separation of Church and State by the way.

 

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 08:12 PM

5. Jesus Christ, can I get a tax exemption?

Sometimes I pretend to be religious too.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 08:36 PM

6. No shit

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 08:39 PM

7. Oh please, he doesn't even believe this s!@?

And I bet they fall for it too.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 09:35 PM

8. Trump is in total pander mode.

He has been pro-choice most of his life and also is supposedly supportive of LGBTQ rights. Not sure how he thinks he has any credibility on these issues at all. And the Merry Christmas stuff is absolute BS. The President determines what holiday greetings department store clerks use? Since when? Ditto on sectarian prayers in schools. That is in the hands of the SCOTUS. The President has no say.

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