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