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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:47 AM

Article removed from Forbes: Why white evangelicalism is so cruel

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Robert Jeffress, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas and an avid supporter of Donald Trump, earned headlines this week for his defense of the president’s adultery with a porn star. Regarding the affair and subsequent financial payments, Jeffress explained, “Even if it’s true, it doesn’t matter.”

Such a casual attitude toward adultery and prostitution might seem odd from a guy who blamed 9/11 on America’s sinfulness. However, seen through the lens of white evangelicals’ real priorities, Jeffress’ disinterest in Trump’s sordid lifestyle makes sense. Religion is inseparable from culture, and culture is inseparable from history. Modern, white evangelicalism emerged from the interplay between race and religion in the slave states. What today we call “evangelical Christianity,” is the product of centuries of conditioning, in which religious practices were adapted to nurture a slave economy. The calloused insensitivity of modern white evangelicals was shaped by the economic and cultural priorities that forged their theology over centuries.

Many Christian movements take the title “evangelical,” including many African-American denominations. However, evangelicalism today has been coopted as a preferred description for Christians who were looking to shed an older, largely discredited title: Fundamentalist. A quick glance at a map showing concentrations of adherents and weekly church attendance reveals the evangelical movement’s center of gravity in the Old South. And among those evangelical churches, one denomination remains by far the leader in membership, theological pull, and political influence.

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Lost-in-FL Mar 2018 OP
dalton99a Mar 2018 #1
tblue37 Mar 2018 #2
TwistOneUp Mar 2018 #3
SergeStorms Mar 2018 #5
yurbud Mar 2018 #8
pansypoo53219 Mar 2018 #4
Duppers Mar 2018 #6
strangedaysindeed Mar 2018 #7

Response to Lost-in-FL (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:21 AM

1. Kick

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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:38 AM

2. K&R for visibility. nt

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Response to Lost-in-FL (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:57 AM

3. It Doesn't Matter...

It doesn't matter
If they're fundamentalists or evangelicals
As far as I'm concerned, they're all haters and traitors.
They preach no abortions, but look the other way when big donors arrange one for their daughters.
They preach against homosexuality, yet us LGBTers see them in our bars and clubs.
They preach against transgendered folk, yet the bible says nothing about it (term wasn't even coined until 1968).
And they're more than happy to take rooskie money to "fight the good fight".

They're about as anti-American as I've ever experienced, and I'm 64.

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Response to TwistOneUp (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:09 AM

5. Even if the bible said nothing about transgendered folk.....

I'm certain god knew they would be front and center during these difficult times. I mean god IS omniscient, correct? God knows everything that's happened, what's happening at this very moment, and everything that ever will happen throughout eternity. I guess that's how the dogma goes, correct?

And yes, evangelicals/fundamentalists (of ANY religion), ARE the biggest hypocrites on the face of the earth

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:25 PM

8. Oddly, the Bible is also silent about who intersexed people can have sex with w/o sinning

I've asked a couple of religious people, but they never take the bait.

They always say no one is truly 50/50, so whatever their dominant gender is, they have to pork the opposite of that.

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Response to Lost-in-FL (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:29 AM

4. evangelical jesus free.

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Response to Lost-in-FL (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:57 AM

6. K & R

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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:34 PM

7. Yeah, it didn't matter until

Bill Clinton got himself a hummer.

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