Liars Lie. That’s What Liars Do…

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Out of one (two, three…) mouth(s), this administration promotes hatred, anti-semitism, intolerance, racism, homophobia, fear of Muslims and disdain for immigrants as rapists and terrorists…

If you don’t know about Steve Bannon’s agenda, more will come on that later.

But when Pence sees an opportunity to contrast himself just a bit from his boss and his boss’ chief counsel and … Continue reading

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Pence and The 25th Amendment

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I shudder for the inevitable upcoming day when Mr. Pence becomes—by way of the 25th Amendment, perhaps—the 46th President of the United States.

Because on that day, the far right wing of the Republican Party who call themselves born-again Evangelicals and Fundamentalists and Tea Partiers and Alt-Righters are going to deny they ever voted for Donald Trump. They are going … Continue reading

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PENCE POSITIONING TO BE POTUS46

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Creative Commons By DonkeyHotey - Flickr
Creative Commons By: DonkeyHotey – Flickr

While Donald Trump is elephanting around Washington, stomping and bellowing,  Mike Pence is walking sanely around Europe, reassuring our allies that we aren’t lunatics, that we will absolutely stand behind our treaties and defend them in perilous times.

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Creative Commons: By Gage Skidmore

While Donald Trump treads willy-nilly over civil rights and terrifies immigrants, … Continue reading

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THE PRO-LIFE SPEAKING GIG

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ABORTION ISN’T MURDER, EVANGELICALS AGREE

Anthony Levatino is an OB/GYN who works for the Pro-Life Action League, an activist anti-abortion group based in Chicago.

Dr. Levatino used to do abortions. He estimates that he terminated around 1,200 pregnancies during the fetus-killing phase of his career. He stopped doing these procedures when his own child … Continue reading

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Well, Well, Well…

Pence Muslim Ban Tweet

It was December 8, 2015–just over a year ago. Then Governor Mike Pence tweeted. His tweet was liked by 154,552 people. It was retweeted 211,730 times. His tweet was simple and to the point:

“Calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are offensive and unconstitutional.”

I wanted to make sure this wasn’t fake news circulating the feeds. I searched … Continue reading

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Auto-Tuning POTUS-Speak

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CNN’s Donna Bash interviewed Mike Pence on Wednesday, January 18.

Let that thought settle for a second, please. Yes, that Mike Pence and that CNN—the megagigantic news outlet that Donald Trump referred to as fake news, while refusing to take a question from CNN’s Jim Acosta last week.

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Creative Commons: Bass Turbopedal By Dhscommtech; Pence by Gage Skidmore

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What does “Christian First” even mean? Let me tell you . . .

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For years, Mike Pence has described himself thusly: “I’m a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican–in that order.” There is unending material in those few words, and one could, if one was so inclined, do an entire series of articles on them. For now, however, just a short post.

Christian First

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WORSHIPPING THE FETUS

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When you prioritize something above everything else, when you bow down to something or someone to the exclusion of everything and everyone else, that is worship. If that worship isn’t direct to God, it’s idolatry.

What began in the 1970s with the “Moral Majority” as a marketing campaign has become nothing more and nothing less than idol worship.

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UNEQUALLY YOKED OR ALTER EGOS?

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In “Two Corinthians” 6:14, Paul says to the Corinthian Christians (who, we suppose,  were Christians first, Corinthians second):
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Free Documentation GNU License; by: Cgoodwin – 1950

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

Typically, Bible teachers have used this verse to exhort young Christians … Continue reading

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Selling Your Soul

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One Minute Video Introduction

Introduction

In the first three posts in this series about Mike Pence’s masterfully crafted political advertisement to sell a morally indefensible Donald Trump to American church-goers1 we covered these broad themes:

  • Racism was pervasive in a significant number of America’s white churches, especially, but not exclusively, in the South of the 1800s and 1900s.
  • The
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