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Goodwill to All Men, unless they call themselves Evangelicals.


A senior Church of England bishop has lambasted conservative evangelical Christians in the US for their “uncritical support” of Donald Trump, urging them to reflect on how their endorsement of the president relates to their faith.

Paul Bayes, the bishop of Liverpool, said “self-styled evangelicals” risked bringing the word evangelical into disrepute, and added there was no justification for Christians contradicting God’s teaching to protect the poor and the weak.

Bayes told the Guardian: “Some of the things that have been said by religious leaders seem to collude with a system that marginalises the poor, a system which builds walls instead of bridges, a system which says people on the margins of society should be excluded, a system which says we’re not welcoming people any more into our country.




https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/28/evangelical-christians-uncritical-in-support-for-donald-trump-says-paul-bayes-bishop-liverpool

This is pretty strong, especially coming from a Senior Bishop.

Trump v UK again

They used to tell me that if I were in a hole, it would be better to stop digging. As usual Trump bellows for a bigger spade.
He is moderately despised here in the UK but that will turn to bitter hatred if he continues to put himself on the side of Britain First and their pathetic inflammatory posts - BF, an offshoot of the evil racist groups that used to have a (small) influence here in the '70s - has never had publicity like it, but they are a nasty marginal lot. Very small too.
Also he is disparaging our government and Prime Minister, which is not very diplomatic.
Plus, they are pathetic but infinitely more able and serious than Trump. Any criticism should come from Europe, most certainly not from that dotard in the WH.

Why interviewing Richard Spencer was a risk worth taking

Source: Guardian UK

This journalist seems to diminish and demolish this Spencer idiot in a way that I haven't really seen from US reports - is it because he has an educated English accent or that US reporters don't ask the right questions?

It can't be that the US has black journalists every bit as astute or intelligent as our Gary; it has hundreds - might it be that he confounds this terrible notion that he represents a totally different culture/country where White Nationalism doesn't really exist - the UK has its problems regarding immigrants and black/any-other-colour-except-puce-white but not an any way as bad as the situation in the US.

The question is WHY reporting is so very different - you can see that Spencer was expecting a white reporter and certainly didn't expect that a 'mere' black could show him in his true nasty colours in so short a time with so few words. Trump would do well to refuse any UK interview since he would be equally shamed (if anything could shame him).

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/08/interviewing-richard-spencer-white-supremacist
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