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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Selling Your Soul

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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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MIKE PENCE SPEAKS TO AMERICAN CHURCHGOERS

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On November 6, two days before the election, Mike Pence, in this recorded message, addressed the churches of America.

It is not known how many pastors played this message for their congregations, nor how many churchgoing Americans heard this message, nor how many looked down at their hands in embarrassment that their pastor would play such … Continue reading

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PRIVILEGE AND BLAME-SHIFTING

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 In his speech to America’s churches, delivered on November 6, 2016, Mike Pence, soon to be VPOTUS of these United States, placed the blame for America’s current and supposed lack of greatness on women who have had abortions.

Getting rid of abortions, said he, would bring back America’s greatness. To that end, he promised Mr. Trump would nominate to the … Continue reading

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