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Mon Dec 5, 2016, 09:52 AM

The coming Theocracy willl not be pretty

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No matter how one assesses the Trump-evangelical love-fest, it is obvious that the religious right was more than willing to install a lying sexual predator, one who specifically admits to never asking forgiveness, if he pledged to give them what they wanted: power to impose compliance to their religious beliefs over the government and the people. Those beliefs included three specific areas the evangelicals demand be implemented according to their, and the Vatican’s, dogmata. They want a Supreme Court justice who will repeal Roe v. Wade, something Trump promised is a priority of any nominee and something that will “happen automatically.” They also demand that Planned Parenthood be defunded, legal protections to discriminate against any American who doesn’t embrace evangelical dogma, and the requirement that health insurance plans cover birth control is abolished. Of course they want much, much more, but those are first on their agenda to set the stage for inserting their religion into all aspects of government; there is no other legitimate reason for any of their demands.

Like much of the damage a Trump administration will wreak on the people and the nation, the idea of religion driving legislation and policy comes from a minority of the population. Evangelical malcontents only make up 26 percent of the population, but since they turned out in force at the ballot box for their chosen candidate their agendas are going to be implemented – from a very significant minority position. However, it was a big enough minority position to carry Trump to victory. According to the chief executive of the Public Religion Research Institute and author of “The End of White Christian America,” Robert P Jones, “The wall of white Christian voters held.” And according to Mr. Jones; the religious right “held” because so-called “values voters” were not turned off by Trump’s sexual harassment and predation of women, pathological lying, refusing to pay taxes or stiffing subcontractors, and not because Christians are the forgiving type, they are not. As Mr. Jones said,

“Trump has really changed their entire political ethic. It’s moved from a principled basis to more of a utilitarian ethic, where the ends justify the means.” Translation: Christians embraced the sinner and his sins as their own as long as he pursues their theocratic agenda. It is an agenda Trump will pursue with urgency because it will not affect his wealth one way or the other, and because his choice for vice president is an avowed evangelical fanatic.

http://www.politicususa.com/2016/12/04/trumps-emboldened-religious-wreak-havoc-america.html

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Mon Dec 5, 2016, 10:06 AM

1. This is why I advise every woman of childbearing age to immediately get an IUD

inserted; it'll last the 5 - 10 years of a Trump presidency.

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Mon Dec 5, 2016, 10:46 AM

2. Brace yourselves for the Republic of Gilead.

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Mon Dec 5, 2016, 11:48 AM

3. Hats off to anyone who can still maintain an optimistic attitude.

I see serious changes coming down the pike and a democratic party to weak to stop it. Perhaps if they'd been a true opposition party the past 35 years, we wouldn't be in this mess and the dems would still have a spine. As is, I expect they will "go high" and work with the repubs.

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Fri Dec 9, 2016, 06:14 PM

4. the repubs will make it so that the Obama 8 years never happened

Death Panels coming to a state near you

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