Selling Your Soul

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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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Still Outraged by the Big Con

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I’m still flabbergasted by Mike Pence’s quiet, gentle, and mild-mannered suggestion that a cohesive American church was the unified source that brought the nation together through the civil rights movement. He then called on this American church to embrace a morally indefensible Donald Trump.

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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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Conned By a Christian?

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In his address to America’s churches, Mike Pence said,

“It was the pulpits around America that spoke of the evils of slavery and brought an end to the scourge of slavery in America, even through a great civil conflict. And it was voices of faith, and communities of faiths that transformed our nation through the

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Mike Pence’s Speech to Churches

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Introduction

Just prior to the election, Mike Pence prepared an ad that was aired in churches across the nation. The advertisement is much more than a finely-tuned marketing masterpiece. The content of this political advertisement is crazy significant. In fact, it’s so significant I went to the trouble of transcribing the entire 5 minute advertisement.… Continue reading

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Pence Speech from 2000 RNC: A Delicious Gem of Incoherence

Just googling around the internet looking up Mike Pence, and whoa, howdy, what’d I find? This delicious nugget of bad spelling, bad punctuation, and please-elect-me-please-okay?

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I bring you Mike Pence’s one-minute speech from the 2000 Republican National Convention as preserved on his own Congressional Campaign website:

I am Mike Pence, and I am running for

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Why We Are PenceWatching

You may have noticed there’s a lot of Trumpstuff going on. Bizarre appointments of the uniquely-unqualified to powerful positions. Strange bedfellows, ala Vladimir Putin. A startling lack of diversity in the Presidential Succession–old white guys with suspect belief systems, military malfeasance, and even questionable patriotism.

What happened to all that Party of Lincoln rhetoric?

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It’s Been a Month

It’s December 8.

It’s been a month.

It’s still hard to digest the chunk of news that Donald Trump and Mike Pence have been elected POTUS and VPOTUS.

Harder still is watching the daily assault of WTFisms that are being thrown at us. Cabinet picks that have no basis in reason. We have entered the realm of the Late Night … Continue reading

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Why I’m Here

That Tuesday afternoon, I got out the pots. The two big pots I was going to carry outside and bang together in jubilation when they called the night for Hillary.

Later, crestfallen, I put the pots away. The next day I cried. I wandered around the house. Disbelief. Astonishment.

Slowly, slowly, it sunk in. We had elected Mr. Trump.

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