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For Trump, belief in God means votes and money

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By Ben Turner

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Who would have thought a guy with five kids across three marriages wouldn't be upholding biblical principles?

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People need to send him all the money they can and then give some more until it hurts. If you ain't buying gold sneakers and Trump Bibles, well then you ain't MAGA.

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Twice-divorced, found liable for sexual abuse and facing four criminal cases, Trump makes for an unusual Christian standard bearer. Yet there's no doubting his sway among the politically important white evangelical voter block.

The illogical nature of demagoguery resembles religious faith and makes it all the more dangerous. It resists all evidence to the contrary.

The Christian Nationalists and faith-based corporatists have a contract on America and it ain't pretty.

https://www.politico.com/news/2024/02/20/donald-trump-allies-christian-nationalism-00142086

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Trump is the only candidate comparing himself to Jesus Christ. Blasphemy. Crucify. He's no Easter bunny.

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Jesus never met a White Supremacy Demon like Trump,he would of never associated with Trump,or Maga,Jesus never only associated with Jews

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Trump is an abomination to every thing Jesus stood for.

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What a charlatan. A bunko artist and a snake oil salesman. So obvious to see.

However the toothless rednecks, the religious zealots, criminals, despots and the clinically insane worship him en masse.

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It’s ludicrous that some people think the US is a Christian nation and was founded as such. The founding fathers would strongly disagree with them, as would the constitution. Then again, trying to talk sense and logic with a Christian nationalist won’t get very far.

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As Moses stood on the mount, he looked down on the people, and commanded in the voice of god, "Thou shalt vote for The Trump", and all the morons rejoiced, for they knew one of their own would soon be president. Praise be to god.

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I don't get that in a country of 300 million people, the only choice is Biden and Trump. Is there no one else?

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It’s ludicrous that some people think the US is a Christian nation and

Its Christian fundamentalist nowadays. Not much difference from the Taliban. And they all think that orange bag of excrement is their Messiah come back to save them.

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Couldn’t even hold the Bible right side up and facing the camera.

To be fair, it was probably burning his child-sized fingers.

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Lots of White people see Jesus as someone they have a relationship with, Jesus never associated with a White person in his life,he only associated with and preach to Jews

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BertieWoosterToday  07:32 am JST

I don't get that in a country of 300 million people, the only choice is Biden and Trump. Is there no one else?

No, not now.

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Trump is an abomination to every thing Jesus stood for.

Hearing from liberals is just over the top hilarious, ROFL!

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definitely held onto her good book principles.

Tell me, what good book principles is Trump upholding?

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BertieWoosterToday 07:32 am JST

I don't get that in a country of 300 million people, the only choice is Biden and Trump. Is there no one else?

The system punishes a third party with the use of First Past the Post and Winner Take All. You could argue that they should have faced credible primary challengers but it has been almost impossible historically to go against your party's president and accomplish anything.

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I don't get that in a country of 300 million people, the only choice is Biden and Trump. Is there no one else?

We do have plenty of choices, but on the conservative, there wasn’t anyone that rose to the occasion that could handle the job to either put America first or tell off our adversaries and allies (if need be) they all had the chance to make their case and they failed.

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What a charlatan. A bunko artist and a snake oil salesman. So obvious to see.

Yes, but you must admit he's entertaining. As long as you don't take him seriously.

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Tell me, what good book principles is Trump upholding?

All of them.

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Bass4, people that are religious have the same fate as no believers

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bass4funkToday 07:41 am JST

Trump is an abomination to every thing Jesus stood for.

Hearing from liberals is just over the top hilarious, ROFL!

I don't recall Jesus exhorting to send the illegals back.

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bass4funkToday 07:43 am JST

tell off our adversaries

Trump grabs his ankles and asks our adversaries if the permission to build a Trump Tower has gone through.

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Tell me, what good book principles is Trump upholding?

All of them.

That’s actually the answer to “Which commandments has he broken?”

Cant quote a single verse.

Doesn’t attend church unless a a family member dies so that he can get a cemetery tax exemption by planting their corpse on one of his golf courses.

Plainly admitted that he has never asked God for forgiveness (that’s kind of a thing in Christianity). Blasphemes the book if God by hawking it for financial gain.

Openly compared himself to Christ.

This is the politicization of Christianity by white nationalists.

No wonder this one ROFLs.

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Donald Trump, Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggert, Kenneth Copeland, Bennie Hinn....the list of charlatans and con-men that have fleeced the evangelical flock just grow's larger. What do they all have on common? Weird hair, a private jet, and multiple sex scandals...

The Republican's Easter message began with "HAPPY EASTER TO ALL."

The rest of the 168-word screed on the Truth Social app was rather less festive, tearing into what Trump called "CROOKED AND CORRUPT PROSECUTORS AND JUDGES" and the "MANY PEOPLE THAT I COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY DESPISE."

More vile and hate on one of the Christian faith's most holy days....typical...

Pew Research shows that despite 31 percent of white evangelicals seeing Trump as not significantly religious, two-thirds (67 percent) say he stands up for their religious beliefs.

Which means 31% realize they're being played for fools...pity the other 69%...

Among the key issues is abortion. Many credit Trump with facilitating the conservative majority in the Supreme Court which overturned Roe v. Wade, the federal law protecting abortion rights.

BINGO! One of two issues (the other being the COVID vaccine) that determines whether you are in the MAGA cult or not. If you are a true evangelical, then you believe life begins at conception. Yet Trump recently said he is for allowing abortions up until the 15th week - which makes him a "baby murderer" just like all the leftists and Libs...

Will they break with him? Those that do are being true to their faith....those that don't and either flip on their core belief or try to rationalize it are deep into the cult of MAGA...and are Christians In Name Only...

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77 posts on Easter Sunday (along with too many urgent requests for donations to count. I thought this goon was self-funding?)

Yeah, 77 posts on the second most important day on the Christian calendar.

That’s the mark of a well-ordered mind….lol.

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Trump spends Easter posting 77 times on social media.

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When Trump attends Easter Sunday church the media publish a photo.

He didn’t go to church on Easter Sunday. He rarely goes to church in contrast to Biden who attends every Sunday.

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Does The Don talk in tongues ?

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If the man wants to sell bibles, more power to him. The great thing about America is, he can. Good on him. Lol

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"CROOKED AND CORRUPT PROSECUTORS AND JUDGES" and the "MANY PEOPLE THAT I COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY DESPISE."

Some advice from Jesus:

Turn the other cheek.

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

Forgive abundantly

Sell your possessions and give them to the poor.

Live simply. Do not store up treasures.

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vanity.

The love of money is the root of all evil.

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Trump's sudden finding religion blah blah blah, is just typical of his chameleon life all along.

He will put on any act or disguise to get a vote or money.

Yeah, yeah..I think the left are just angry because nothing seems to stick whatever they throw at this guy and he just keeps coming back back again and again, but love how the guy likes the fight and won’t back down. Sticks and stones baby.

Too funny!

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Trump is selling bibles and Biden proclaiming Trans Visibility Day on Easter Sunday. Can't make this stuff up.

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Lots of people that profess to.be Christian,are just ignorant,they have never took time to explore the origin of their beliefs

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Biden proclaiming Trans Visibility Day on Easter Sunday. Can't make this stuff up.

Apparently this one had the extremists frothing at the mouths yesterday.

It's ammo in their christian holy war.

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"CROOKED AND CORRUPT PROSECUTORS AND JUDGES" and the "MANY PEOPLE THAT I COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY DESPISE."

Personally I think the guy is probably guilty of most of what he is accused of.

That said, I find it very interesting how fast the prosecution especially in NY were able to get a trial date and move forward including finding the money to do so, when the city and state are begging for money to pay for the backlog of cases awaiting trial.

Carrer violent criminals are out on the no bail system and being arrested over and over again for drugs, violence etc..then released on no bail only to be arrested again while awaiting trial the "average" wait for a trial for a violent felony in NY is around 400 days but these days it can be years through delay tactics.

So if they have the millions to take Trump to court, why don't they get the violent offenders off the streets first

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Intentionally confusing the legal with the moral.

Absolutely not.

Because as we learned in Catholic School, Jesus said “Hey, it’s a scummy thing do do but it’s not illegal.”, right? 

Not sure what they learn in Catholic school, but ok…

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--Tell me, what good book principles is Trump upholding?

All of them.

I was expecting that, lol.

Faith?

Temperance?

Patience?

Charity?

Humility?

Love?

Kindness?

I think it's time that Christian Trump supporters just admit that their man is completely anti-Christ-like in character and action, but he serves their interests well, which says something about the state of their Christian faith as well.

I'm not a Christian, but I was raised in the Church, and I can spot a religious phony a mile off.

Selling Bibles with a political message to raise cash for your own legal bills? You can't make this stuff up.

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Trump is sure making history in many ways. I'm sure George Washington and other Presidents whom have passed on, are turning in their graves. Trump has been the first past President ( if you call him that) who has sold bibles to raise money.

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Ramsey's Kitchen

Trump is selling bibles and Biden proclaiming Trans Visibility Day on Easter Sunday. Can't make this stuff up.

I’m pretty sure that Jesus would support Trans Visibility Day. After all, his message was all about inclusion. Mary Magdalene was a prostitute and Jesus washed her feet.

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The one "huuuge" contradiction that sums up MAGA-world...

MAGA evangelical Christians profess their support of Trump even though he does not share their core value that life begins at conception and supports "murdering children" until the 15th week...

While at the same time assuring his supporters that the COVID vaccine is "safe, it works, and all my supporters should take it"....to which they reply "nope, it's poison"...

They support him even though he "kills babies" and encourages them to "poison" themselves...

That is a cult, plain and simple...

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Intentionally confusing the legal with the moral.

Hardly.

Same poster:

Yup!

Carter has a Bible too as well. No outrage and then you have Sharpton. ROFL! Gotta love left hypocrisy!

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". . . THOSE MANY PEOPLE THAT I COMPLETELY & TOTALLY DESPISE"

--Donald Trump

Sounds Christian to me.

*"All Americans need a Bible in their home and I have many -- it's my favorite book"*

ROFL, he's got a bathroom filled with boxes of them

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Carter has a Bible too as well. No outrage and then you have Sharpton. ROFL! Gotta love left hypocrisy!

Carter never sold the Bible. He gave them away for free.

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bass4funk

Carter has a Bible too as well. No outrage and then you have Sharpton. ROFL! Gotta love left hypocrisy!

They have actually read the book…

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Carter has a Bible too as well.

Yes, and he is a man who has showed love and compassion to the downtrodden, and lived his life trying to be a good person. Not screwing people over for the sake of himself.

Give me a break.

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Trump is so Righteous that the judge in the porn-star hush money (actually election interference) case just expanded the gag order to include family members of court employees due to his ad homonyms to violence against family members of the court. 

Because Jesus unsighted violence against the family members of those he disagreed with, right?

Now the left believes in religion overnight, that’s quick,

Anyway, so it's dangerous if Trump hurts their feelings. and if he continues hurting their feelings, this might impact how they might judge him. but it's okay for Chuck Schumer, the majority leader of the Senate to threaten them if they dare rule in a way he doesn't approve of. that they will reap the whirlwinds and will pay the price . and it was okay to allow huge crowds to protest outside the homes of the conservative justices even though it was absolutely illegal to do so.

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The only defense of Trump here seems to be the empty "what about the left" line.

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I’m pretty sure that Jesus would support Trans Visibility Day. After all, his message was all about inclusion. 

Sure thing, and Jesus would also love Trump the bible seller, wouldn't he. Biden foot soldiers, show some love too :)

Apparently this one had the extremists frothing at the mouths yesterday. It's ammo in their christian holy war.

Which extremists? Christian churchgoers? And which christian holy war are they staging?

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That's quite a cheap propaganda against Trump. As if Biden too wouldn't need only votes and money and nothing else. lol

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Now the left believes in religion overnight,

That's right. All liberals are atheists.

Smart comment.

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There are Christians in both political parties. There are also other religions. Muslims and Jews.

Religion should not be part of the government. Separation of Church and State.

Trump pushing his Bible to the exclusion of all other religions.

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Yes, and he is a man who has showed love and compassion to the downtrodden,

And left the country in ruins, I remember that as well. Your point?

and lived his life trying to be a good person. Not screwing people over for the sake of himself.

But he did.

Give me a break.

I did.

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Biden is a lifelong Catholic

but he was raised in the Black church and was a leader in the civil rights movement too?

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-repeats-questionable-claim-he-frequented-black-church-civil-rights-movement.amp

plus he grew up Puerto Rican and Polish too. A “lifelong Catholic”who has a bunch of other religions too and supports abortion.

How odd. Almost like he uses religion for…money and votes.

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“You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth. ' But I tell you, go one step further. If someone hits you, you hit back twice as hard.”

The Gospel of St. Donald 5:38-39

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he just keeps coming back back again and again

And losing again and again. 2018, 2020, 2022. Fraud trials galore, two sexual assault trials, gag orders.

He used to be Teflon Don. But you know how after a while Teflon gets kind of gross, and starts to flake, and crap sticks to it, and you worry that you're ingesting cancer? There's a direct analogy here.

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Convicted of multiple felonies!

when was this?

considering you used a past tense and all.

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How odd. Almost like he uses religion for…money and votes.

Biden is actually religious. You're going to have a hard time escaping that fundamental difference.

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Nothing says Christian like committing adultery with a porn star and committing fraud to cover it up. Jerry Falwell would be proud.

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Biden is actually religious. You're going to have a hard time escaping that fundamental difference.

Also, he's not a loser who sells bibles to his loser fans.

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Trump has never read the Bible because he’s not in it.

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--Yes, and he is a man who has showed love and compassion to the downtrodden, 

And left the country in ruins, I remember that as well. Your point?

I made my point. You're changing the subject. We're not talking about the efficacy of Carter's presidency.

Another bad-faith argument.

--and lived his life trying to be a good person. Not screwing people over for the sake of himself.

But he did.

How did Carter screw people over for his own benefit?

Carter spent his retirement on rooftops building houses for poor people. Trump has used his retirement to play golf, whine about being mistreated, and selling crap to settle his legal bills as a result of his illegal and self-serving behavior.

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