Newsweek: Does God Believe In Trump? Why White Evangelicals Are Sticking With Their “Prince Of Lies”

From a must-read cover story by Newsweek:

For many decades, Trump was the sweaty embodiment of the Manhattan libertine—a Studio 54 denizen who ran a modeling agency as his personal Tinder, and laughingly told Howard Stern that his Vietnam was avoiding STDs when he was a swingin’ bachelor…and a swingin’ married man.

He wasn’t known for his religious faith until sometime in the early 2000s, when he cold-called televangelist Paula White, another prosperity Christian, after seeing her on TV, and they became friends. (Like Trump, she has endured congressional and federal inquiries into her finances.) White soon owned a $3.5 million Trump Tower condo and spent time with Trump when she visited New York City. She later explained that she knew Trump was a true Christian partly because of the way he treated his employees.

In May 2011, Trump asked her to do a little work for him: deliver some religious leaders up to Trump Tower to counsel him on whether he should challenge Barack Obama for the presidency. The group talked with him for two and a half hours, including a 20-minute prayer session, and urged him to have faith in God during what they called the “evil process” of challenging Obama. After that confab, Trump apparently determined God was not ready for him to be in the White House, but four years later, he must have gotten the OK from on high, because he decided to run.

The relationships he’d cultivated with White and the pastors who ministered to him in 2011 earned him favorable early coverage in the Christian media and access to the vast network of megachurches, and it all paid off in November 2016, when he was elected president of the United States. Evangelicals—a quarter of the American people—put him over the top, despite his “New York values.”

You’ll definitely want to read the full piece.

  • bkmn

    Trump is the natural outcome of the GOP’s deification of the “job creators” – he and Steve Bannon saw an opportunity and ran with it, knowing the Teavangelicals would line up behind them.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    “She later explained that she knew Trump was a true Christian partly because of the way he treated his employees.”


    • Ross

      I used to work for Trump.

      ALL his employees were terrified of him.

      • cleos_mom

        But even a reading of biblical highlights can tell you that being terrified of the biblical god is a defining characteristic for people who follow the Bible unquestioningly. If there’s any book in the Bible that makes it clear, it’s the Book of Job.

        Not surprising. Imagine rejoicing over being “saved” from the psychotic wrath of the very god you worship and are expected to want to spend eternity with.

    • unclemike

      Like the pharoahs treated the Jews?

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Notice the type in the bottom left corner, “Donald Trump’s hands to scale”. Hah!

    • ColdCountry

      Good for you, I missed that!

  • Rex

    If Trump’s a Christian, I’m the Queen of England.

    • Downpup E

      Then you’d be Regina
      I saw a play once called Elizabeth Rex
      It sucked.

      • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

        It should have…any play that makes such a glaring error in its two word title should be condemned. I am very much a Latin purist in these things.

        (You should have seen my rant in the WaPo when it referred to the grads of the all male Georgetown Prep as “alumnae.”)

        • Downpup E

          Oddly enough, years later a Canadian play came out with the same title. That one was about getting stuck in gender roles, and the misuse was deliberate.
          The first one was just an old Elizabeth, who used “I am Elizabeth Rex” like “I am Groot”, but without a raccoon to interpret.

        • The_Wretched

          Yes, they should have used ‘aluminums’. It’s an easy mistake.

          • grada3784


        • Chucktech

          Uh, why is that incorrect? I thought alumnae was collectively the alumnus and alumna? Just because they’re all male, wouldn’t it still be alumnae?

          • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

            “Alumni” is the all male and mixed collective. “Alumnae” is exclusively female. You could have 1,000 female graduates and add just one boy to the mix and the collective shifts from alumnae to alumni.

            Alumnus is singular male, alumna is singular female.

            Sic transit gloria mundi.

          • Chucktech

            Thank you! That’s what I get for beating off in that class, too…

          • grada3784

            I didn’t know Gloria Mundi was sick.

      • CB

        I saw a production of that play. You are way too kind.

      • cleos_mom

        “Elizabeth the King”?

    • vorpal 😼

      He’s about as Christ-like as most of the fundamentalist Christians I’ve met.

    • JCF

      His act as a Christianist only works for his fans, also.

  • PickyPecker

    Hey, religious nutballs. He’s only using you like he uses everyone else.

    • And their using him so it works out like a second wife for him.

    • vorpal 😼

      The fact that they aren’t smart enough to see this only emphasizes that they similarly aren’t smart enough to see their faith for the ridiculousness that it is.

  • Ninja0980

    They are sticking with him because he is appointing judges to the courts who will do everything they can to gut separation of church and state, make abortion illegal again and make it so all LGBT rights gained over the past 50 years are destroyed.

    • CB

      And then what? I’m only half joking. I never know what the end of these demands is. What additional suffering will they incur? And why?

  • JoeMyGod

    Paula White sells “resurrection seeds” for $1144, a price she says was stipulated by White Jeebus himself.

    • Todd20036

      I’ve got seeds too. I don’t sell them, and they won’t resurrect anyone, but people seem to want them anyway

      • Adam King

        And she has to pay for hers.

      • Lane

        I dunno. When I get seeded, I usually grow some wood.
        //but that’s why we’re all here, right?
        ///come sit next to me.

      • Prost Seattle

        They make lousy eye drops.

        • cleos_mom

          But they’re great for your skin. And free.

      • Gerry Fisher

        YES, please! [ahem]

    • Lars Littlefield

      I’m going to set up a web page selling them for half that. I’ll call it

      • PickyPecker

        ‘Savior Money’

        • canoebum

          Good one!

        • pch1013

          Jesus Saves!

          • MirrorMan

            Moses invests!

          • Steverino

            And Muhammad is the profit!

          • seant426

            I Plow Jesus!

      • Bob Conti

        Let’s discount by 50% everything these scammers sell, like the Jim Bakker slop buckets, etc. I was thinking of the name: (TM pending).

        • Lars Littlefield

          Holymarkdown! Batman. I like that.

    • Silver Badger

      Seeds don’t grow well in irradiated soil.

      • olandp

        But I saw this documentary about irradiated seeds that when you eat the vegetables they produce you get super powers. Like the carrots give you super eyesight, sugar beets give you super energy… There were seven different vegetables and all benefits were enhanced.

        • Silver Badger

          That was Gilligan’s Island.

          • olandp

            Yes, that’s what it was called. They put these 7 diverse people together on an island and gave them weekly challenges. Fascinating psychology experiment.

          • cleos_mom

            What was even more fascinating was the feat of getting so far from any shipping lanes in only 3 hours.

    • Tomcat

      Surely by now there is grounds for her to be sued for false advertising.

    • Adam King

      When you plant them a giant beanstalk grows overnight and you can climb right up into heaven. It’s true! Jesus said so!

      • Prost Seattle

        A man was walking along the street when he saw a ladder going into the clouds. As any of us would do, he climbed the ladder.

        He reached a cloud, upon which was sitting a rather plump and very ugly woman.

        “Screw me or climb the ladder to success,” she said.

        No contest, thought the man, so he climbed the ladder to the next cloud. On this cloud was a slightly thinner woman, who was slightly easier on the eye.

        “Screw me hard or climb the ladder to success,” she said.

        “Well,” thought the man, “might as well carry on.”

        On the next cloud was an even more attractive lady who, this time, was quite attractive.

        “Screw me now or climb the ladder to success,” she fluttered.

        As he turned her down and went on up the ladder, the man thought to himself that this was getting better the further he went. On the next cloud was an absolute beauty. Slim, attractive, the lot.

        “Fück me or climb the ladder to success,” she flirted.

        Unable to imagine what could be waiting, and being a gambling man, he decided to climb again. When he reached the next cloud, there was a 400-pound ugly man, armpit hair showing, flies buzzing around his head.

        “Who are you?” the man asked.

        “Hello,” said the ugly fat man said, “my name is Cess!”

        • Harley

          I don’t get it.

    • John

      “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.” (Attributed to H.L. Mencken)

      Americans, as a group, are not especially intelligent and can be readily entertained or fooled to produce financial benefit for someone. They call it advertising.

      • CB

        Remember, 50% of the population is below average in intelligence.

        • Steverino

          It follows that approximately a third of the population are morons.

          • cleos_mom

            No; that’s the portion of the humanoid units who are proud of not having “book smarts” “buhk smartz.”

        • John30013

          To be technical about it, half the population is below the median in intelligence. 🙂

      • Joseph Miceli

        What has changed in the last 40 years is that being intelligent is now seen as a detriment in our leaders. We now expect the President to be “someone I’d feel comfortable having a beer with.” Well, I don’t think I’d be comfortable having a fucking beer with Winston Churchill, Joan of Arc or FDR. I’d be on my best manners and looking to impress….or just get through without a flub. It is sad that we now deify ignorance and mediocrity.

    • Paula

      What does he charge her for them? How much of a mark up is there?

    • JCF
  • Rex

    He’s a Christian when it’s convenient for him to advance his product – which is himself. The Religious Right is very familiar with this, as they do it on a daily basis to line their pockets.

    • j.martindale

      They are virtually all as “Christian” as ferrets. They search the buybull to find nonsense passages that fit their prejudices and–especially the “prosperity gospel” scammers–fill their pockets.

  • barrixines
    • Silver Badger

      Evangelicals don’t take prisoners. Never give up.

      • barrixines

        It’s just a never ending stream of stupid.

        • Silver Badger


        • JW Swift

          …but is it a yellow stream?

        • ChrisMorley

          Here’s a bit of charming English whimsy

          The New Warburtons Ad – Pride and Breadjudice

          Back story, Warburtons are the largest British bread maker, with its HQ in the heart of the working class North, Bolton in greater Manchester. This advert stars Peter Kay, a much loved comedian from Bolton, helping them launch a new product.
          ‘Leeds!’, is over the Pennines and in the territory of ‘Wars of the Roses’ Lancashire’s ancient rival ‘Yorkshire’. *shudders*

  • Todd20036

    It’s because evangelicals, for all of their bluster, are mostly about oppressing blacks, non Christians, LBGTs, women, and pretty much anyone else who is even remotely open minded.

    The Pope blessed Hitler, so why not the evangelicals bless Twitler?

    • Tawreos

      Part of what got the Pope to bless Hitler was he wanted to stop the pedophilia trials that the Nazi’s were using to silence the church. The evangelicals gave it up for a hell of a lot less.

    • vorpal 😼

      Agree, but I don’t think that evangelicals are even aware on a conscious level (probably because they barely rate as conscious) that this is what they’re doing. They honestly believe that they’re doing their god’s work, which they think is as completely rational and sane as they are.

  • worstcultever

    Duh – evangelicals looked at him and saw a true kindred spirit: abuser of women/rapist/molester, adulterer, liar, thief, hypocrite, gaslighter, greedhead, control freak, etc ..

    • worstcultever

      oops, I forgot – payer for abortions

      • Silver Badger

        For or against?

        • vorpal 😼


  • Ben in Oakland

    Actually, I don’t want to read it. Power, money, and dominion, and the decline of our once great nation, is not anything I want ot read about any more than I have to.

  • Tomcat

    Trump demanding the bible be rewritten, he will take the leading role in the new version.

  • TrueWords
    • Tomcat

      Let me explain. One belongs to an organization that allows abortions and the other belongs to an organization that hides their abortions.

    • vorpal 😼

      If I ever want to see a truly magnificent feat of juggling, nothing satisfies quite as much as talking to some evangelicals: the number of conflicting ideas that they are able to maintain all at once is utterly amazing.

      • Steverino

        Hmmm… No wonder most of them are conservative Republicans.

      • LaChatSayWha

        All in support of their ultimate need of an old white authority figure. That was Obama’s true crime: daring to be a figure of authority in what they consider a white man’s land (ditto Hillary. & Bill, too, for that matter).

        The election of Dolt45 is the ultimate proof of how deep their need for a daddy is. They have accepted the fetid slime at the very bottom of the barrel in service to their need. Which is probably why we’re doomed if it comes to reconciling with them. They are working solely with faith, with zero rationality.

        I fear that, as with the Germans in 1945, they’ll need to *really* suffer before they begin to change their world view.

        • vorpal 😼

          Agree. They experienced SO much rage against Obama, and I think they honestly don’t know why, and try as they might to justify it through a complex narrative of lies, it dances around the fact that it’s simply a matter of racism to which they’re not self-aware, and it would have been the same if any other black man had been elected president.

          (And let’s face it: we would never have expected a black Republican president any time soon. Ben Carson had no hope in hell.)

          They are so incredibly emotional in their religion, in their politics, and in everything, and yet they again lack self-awareness of that fact and accuse liberals of somehow being emotional. I CAN be emotional at times, certainly, but politics is such a long and drawn out process in the US that it forces you to have the time to carefully consider your support.

          This had better not reach Germany WW2 levels. I think that Trump may have some weird charismatic quality that I don’t get. (His smug smile, weak chin, horrific hair, and empty promises of results with no plan to deliver them, all conveyed with his horrid voice and the condescending movements of his tiny right hand really make me want to introduce my fist to his face, and I am not by nature a violent person.)

          That being said, I lack history education of WW2 (my high school only required up until the end of the Great Depression, and I am a math and science person, so I focused in that direction after requirements were done), but I want to believe that Hitler was more charismatic and more convincing than Trump, whose popularity rating has plummeted despite his rabid group of supporters who will never turn on him.

          • cleos_mom

            “Triumph Of the Will” can give you a fairly good overview of how the Nazis managed to screw peoples’ heads.

            I first saw it in a film theory class in the mid-1970s; it’s one of the most brilliant propaganda films ever made and makes you question a conviction that you’d have seen through the Nazis’ crap at the time. The movie makes it all look like one big Fourth of July picnic and remember — we know how it all ended; people in the 1930s did not. We do know that some people saw through it from the beginning; but IMO a high percentage of Trump’s supporters could easily be inspired to go full-tilt Nazi if this film was updated.


          • vorpal 😼

            Thanks for the link! I have it opened in a browser tab and will try to watch it later. You’ve definitely gotten my curiosity up.

        • vorpal 😼

          BTW, random aside: thanks for your response!

          That and all the upvotes you have given my comments (they have not gone unnoticed) are much appreciated.

        • cleos_mom

          Wish I could give you an extra up vote for “Dolt45”.

    • JCF

      “Today” panel needs to show women NON-CONSENSUALLY grabbed by the, well…

  • Adam Stevens

    It’s 2017, and we’re still discussing fairy tales as something legitimate.

    I just can’t.

    • vorpal 😼

      Keep things in perspective: we only recognized the right to vote for women and people of colour less than a hundred years ago.

      That fact still utterly amazes me. We have concepts of quantum physics and relativity and have determined the age of the universe, but are still as a species so utterly dense, selfish, and easily manipulated.

      • Dale Snyder

        I was a physics major turned math major with an MS degree. I truly regret getting the advanced education that I had to feel so much pain as to see how many illiterate morons that are Americans.

        • vorpal 😼

          These are usually the people who also complain about how “Those damn furriners should learn to speak goddam American!”

          Ooooh… what is your area of interest in math?
          I ask as my MSc and PhD were in computer science, but in combinatorics, and math has always been a huge interest of mine. (Combinatorial design theory, combinatorics, graph theory, and abstract algebra in particular. Loved studying finite fields and the theory around them, which are essential for combinatorial design theory.)

  • KevInPDX

    That illustrated depiction of Drumph is not accurate. The belly and ass should be HUGE!

  • TrueWords

    Evangelical radical Christians would of course support Trump. As radical Muslims support ISIS. Birds of a feather. And they are insulated by the amazing ability to never see the hypocrisy of supporting such an unholy man.

    Lastly, Trump is someone who will do their bidding blindly as long as they shower him with praise and glory…that is is his blind spot and many organizations are operating from that angle…

    • Tomcat

      I personally see NO difference in christians and ISIS. They both attract flies and smell.

      • Chucktech

        Well……………Christians are laughable and stoopid. ISIS is odious and evil.

      • JCF


  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    And did he pop a TicTac before he met her? Any grabbing of her pussial regions? The fact that she resembles Ivanka is pure coincidence, huh?

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Who is that?

      pussial regions? LOL

    • Ken M First thing that comes to mind Can never beat Bob Fosse

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        If Bob Fosse is the first thing that comes to mind, I like your mind!

        Story, long but good for a chuckle: I’m in a research project for over 30 years. They are now looking at aging gay men to see if HIV impacts the aging process differently. Twice a year I go in for a variety of tests. One of them is timed walking.

        Literally a hallway in Northwestern University Medical Center with a line of tape on the carpet. You walk at a normal pace and your gait is timed. Well to insure proper protocol, they explain the very basic instruction each time. When done, the young doctor looked and me and asked “Any questions?”

        I paused and asked with a smile, “Can I use Jazz Hands?”

        She asked, “What is that?” [Talk about feeling OLD!]

        Being a good homo, I took the time to explain and she did promise to watch All That Jazz.

  • Ken M

    Answer, at this point, is simple. Lack of option.

  • joe ho

    He’s packing the judiciary with religious right extremists who will be finding progressive legislation unconstitutional for the next thirty years. Simple as that.

    Thanks again, all those too lazy or too righteous to vote for Hillary.

    • Ninja0980

      Yup, which is why court packing is sadly the only way to go in the future.

    • Tomcat

      They too have to live with their failure to realize.
      I apologize that I am old and lately am getting an attitude of fuck them, they deserve what they get. If anyone innocent suffers also, NEVER let them forget it.

      • JustDucky

        You do know that if only the votes cast by Millennials were counted Hillary would be President, right?

        So sorry the 55% of us who created the 18 point spread in her favor within our demographic weren’t enough to overcome the Trump votes cast by the assholes in your generation.

        Here’s what our electoral map would have looked like, btw:

        • Tomcat

          Keep telling yourself how great you are, 40 years is a long time if you survive it.

        • Tomcat

          Yes, Ducky my generation has a great many assholes and I refuse to apologize for them. It could be they were not caring about the future at all. But your generation has it all to lose, not mine. Keep holding out for free college.

          • JustDucky

            “It’s your fault for not making me stop hitting you. And anyway, you deserve it.”

            I never supported Bernie, BTW. But why let the truth get in the way of your blame-shifting bullshit.

    • Tomcat

      I can see the seniors of the 2060s thinking back at how atrocious those last 40 years were. And they will still be Millenials. Congrats.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      The only way to, at the very least, stem the tide is the 2018 midterms. Sadly, if posts and constant Sarandoning on the part of those people are any indication, they intend to remain rigidly obstinate thus allowing the GOP to further tighten their grip on power.

      • wmforr

        I tell my nieces they will be telling their grandchildren about Trump, and the kids will respond in complete disbelief.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • PickyPecker

      She’s angling for Rexx’s job after he ‘resigns’ tomorrow.

    • CB

      She is a disgrace to humanity. Which, of course, means she’s perfect for the dump administration.

  • Ken M

    Trump can be rewritten and even manipulated to meet their needs. They have no guarantee that Pence, despite his history ,will move in an be as easy to control.

    • andrew

      Pence is one of them. He actually believes all that fundamentalist Christian extremism that Trump pretends to believe to keep their support. Pence is probably more responsible than anyone in the Trump Administration for all of horrendous picks to head government agencies and departments.

  • MikeBx2

    I grew up in an Evangelical, born again environment. I was never taught that the ends justify the means. We were taught that you never sacrifice your principles. As the Newsweek article points out, clearly todays Evangelicals have decided that winning by whatever means necessary is permissible. Even supporting an obscene, con man as POTUS.

    • Nic Peterson

      I attended a K to 12 school that leaned decidedly Pentecostal. My parents pulled all of us out when I was in 6th grade because my little sister took on the habit of speaking in tongues and that was the last indignity their cafeteria catholic selves were going to suffer. She was in first grade at the time and has recovered fully. I was already in the habit of eye rolling the whole shooting match because I thought it was bullshit even at a tender age.

      My point is: if you will publicly humiliate yourself by performing obvious fuckery in front of children, your peers and the greater community, there are no more principles to hang onto.

      These people were not smart and not prone to critical thinking.

      • vorpal 😼

        Yup. (Hit mute before hitting play.)

      • paganguy

        My childhood was a weird mix of Catholicism and Pentecostal. I was OK with the speaking in tongues and definitely OK with the tamborines, etc., but imagining that grape juice and saltines were the body and blood required more faith than I was able to muster. And I never believed that I needed some great authority figure to act as an intercessor or interpreter. I loved the candles and incense, though, which probably explains why I ended up pagan. ;p

        • Nic Peterson

          At the tender age of ten my dear mother gave me a gentle, albeit unwitting push toward agnosticism. Being painfully self aware from a very young age and growing up in a Catholic household and a attending parochial (Pentecostal leaning) school, I knew for sure that little homos like me were Satan’s snackfood of choice. At school I learned that I could be saved by the blood of baby white jesus, so I ran the idea past mum out of concern for the family (natch!). She laughed the whole thing off, said I needed to go to confession like a good little catholic boy and poured another Chardonnay.

          Just. Like. That. An entire belief system was completely blown off as irrelevant in less time than it took to refill a wine glass. With repetition, one can do it while sleeping. When hubs and I got home from Europe, we went through the obligatory ‘pictures with the parents’ routine. Both commented on the number of churches we visited, (it was the pipe organs, stained glass, history lesson and flying buttresses!) and I let slip that we had wandered into more churches in the last thirty days than either of us had been in the last 30 years.

          • paganguy

            I got to “Satan’s snackfood” and sprayed coffee onto my monitor – so thanks for that. ;p

    • Reality.Bites

      Evangelical leaders have always been crooks and liars with no moral standing whatsoever. Always.

      Evangelical followers have always been semi-literate idiots who will believe any bullshit they’re told to believe. Always.

    • wmforr

      I like to think that my Conservative parents would have died before they’d have voted for this puke-maker, but fortunately for them, they did.

      • cleos_mom

        My parents have been gone for 20 years (dad) and 6 years (mom). Both were lifelong Republicans who were totally oblivious to any consequence of their votes. They most likely would have voted for Trump and I’ve at least been spared trying to figure out how to handle that.

    • CottonBlimp

      All you have to teach is that faith supercedes facts. Once you teach people to ignore any facts they don’t like, their principles don’t mean shit, because they can ignore the very fact that they’re blatant hypocrites.

    • NZArtist

      When your mind can contain the idea of an imaginary friend, it can leap through all sorts of hoops to not see the contraditctions of supporting Trump.
      It’s insanity. It’s madness. It’s willfully blotting out reality.
      Religious people *know* they’re fucked up. But what they want to do is surround themselves with more fucked-up people so they dont look so fucked up themselves. Trump is a road to that. He’s empowering the religious whackos who mandate more religion in society. So these crazy religious people blot out the huge contradition of who Trump actually is, because he’s going to make their lives better. They’re not going to appear so fucked up when they’re surrounded by more fucked up people.
      It’s their brain desperately trying to resolve the issue of *knowing* it’s fucked up.
      Welcome to a world of crazy people trying to surround themselves with more crazy people so they appear normal to themselves.

      • cleos_mom

        They may be fucked up but beware of assuming that people opposed to you “know” that their beliefs are flawed. It’s tempting but rarely to never ends well.

        • NZArtist

          Unless they’re a politician or high-profile evangelist, they dont consciously know their imaginary friend is made-up. Obviously politicians and evangelists *know* they’re scamming you.
          Most religious people have a dissonance going on. Consciously they seriously believe they have an imaginary friend. But brains cant cope with all the contraditions and loops it has to jump through to try to reconcile that with reality. So the solution is to try to make it appear more ‘normal’ by surrounding itself with things that affirm the imaginary friend.

          • cleos_mom

            LOL, good luck getting people to give up their “imaginary friend” with that.

  • boobert

    Evangelicals are the biggest hypocrites. They see themselves in the dotard

  • Grumpys cats Best Friend

    I like seeding.

  • JustDucky
  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Ken M

    I’m not a twitterer, but it seems quiet with regard to media usage today. Am I missing anything?

  • Dagoril

    Savior of the Christian Right? More likely he is going to drive a stake through it’s shriveled little heart. One can only hope.

  • Daveed_WOW

    The biggest group of degenerates on the continent.

  • Galvestonian

    It’s because Republicans and the evangelistic dudes and dudetts are all in it for the ‘con’ – — the Republicans for the tax cuts and the evangelists for putting down the gays and giving the faux-christians anything they want as long as it doesn’t mess with tax cuts, white power and the death to gays realization and as much faux christianity they can tie into government.

  • Pablo Sánchez
    • Ben in Oakland

      a fiesta bucket, filled with burritos?


      Mmmmmm….Fiesta bucket.

  • FairnessOverFreedom

    Frankly, this says very little about Trump, but it proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that the religious right is completely fraudulent and phony. There is no other possible explanation. The religious right have utterly sold their souls for political gain to enshrine their hatred and prejudices. We should scream this from the rooftops, before they gain enough power to throw all of the rest of us off those same rooftops.

    • wmforr

      Giver unto Caesar that which is God’s and give unto God that which is Caesar’s.

    • clay

      They sold out in ’76 when the Republicans convinced them to give in to the second temptation.

    • CB

      Because their god doesn’t exist, and they exist only to enrich themselves.

    • cleos_mom

      And the NALT churches have at least leased their collective souls, via their silence.

  • Talisman

    There’s no mystery here. They see him as easily manipulated, and the fulfillment of there dreams of putting fundamentalist Christian conservatives on the courts. They are salivating over the prospect of overturning Roe v Wade, Windsor, and Obergfell. Not to mention promoting Christianity to permanent dominance and writing Christian values into law, regardless of the Constitution.

  • Jefe5084

    The god on this newsweek must be modeled after the avatar for God @thetweetofgod. The twitter god doesn’t like trump at all.

  • Statistics Palin

    Southern Baptist Convention?
    Satan’s Bastard Children?

  • netxtown

    I can’t. I just did a blood test, and my ‘aggravate the living shit out of me’ count is more than a tad high… I could snap at any minute…

  • wmforr

    Evangelicals support libertine egomaniac.
    Republicans support Russian interference in American elections.
    Make American great again? Ask Eisenhower and Reagan about this one. Hell, ask Nixon!

  • KnownDonorDad

    Just read the story of Jehu, the unrighteous man who accomplished righteous goals. That’s how they see Trump.

  • GanymedeRenard

    Trump, the bad Samaritan par excellence, a Christian? Ha! That’s a good one.

    According to Christian theology, let’s see:

    it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God! (Matthew 19:24)

    Woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort.
    Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry. (Luke 6:24-26)

    Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
    Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. (Luke 6:20)

    Blessed are the peacemakers: for they will be called children of God. (Matthew 5:9)

    Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and whoever marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery. (Luke 16:18).

    Oh, and the adulterers and liars won’t inherit the “kingdom of Heaven”, right? Same goes to the greedy. (See 1 Corinthians and Revelation).

    Not to mention the ‘feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give the thirsty something to drink’ parts.

    I bet there’s more Christianity in my ass than in Trump’s entire self!


    Needless to say, I’m not even Christian.

  • Did anyone really think that people who continue to insist that the earth is only 6,000 years old would change their minds about anything? How nice it must be to not know any Fundamentalist/Evangelical Christians personally, much less be related to them.

  • unclemike

    When a person who claims to be serving God can afford a $3.5 million condo, we done fucked up as a society.

  • JCF

    “In May 2011, Trump asked her to do a little work for him: deliver some
    religious leaders up to Trump Tower to counsel him on whether he should
    challenge Barack Obama for the presidency.”

    The same period Drumpf went Full Birther.

    And these Christianists gave Not One Single Fuck.

  • boatboy_srq

    She later explained that she knew Trump was a true Christian partly because of the way he treated his employees.

    Just. No. Words.

  • olandp

    One grifter to another…

  • andrew

    The leaders of these Evangelical Protestant organizations/churches have always been way more interested in power and money and very little interested in the Jesus of the gospels. For proof certain just check out their personal wealth and lavish lifestyles.

  • OdieDenCO

    the definition of Christianity sure has changed since last I practiced the faith.

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    It’s not surprising that a religion that’s a farce would hook up with a man who’s personal, business, and political life is a total farce. If Trump weren’t in business he’d make a perfect TV evangelist. Ripping people off is his specialty.