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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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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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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Inauguration Day: Mourning in America

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It’s 11:57 p.m., Thursday, January 19, 2017, California time, as I write this. As I type the next paragraph or two, this day will become tomorrow, January 20, 2017. Inauguration Day.

I am in deep mourning.

I did not believe during the primary season that Donald Trump would become the Republican nominee. I believed strongly (foolish me!) that the vertebrate … Continue reading

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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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Mike Pence Does Not Like the Johnson Amendment. Why?

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Mike Pence Caricature by DonkeyHotey (Creative Commons By SA)

Mike Pence, in a video he has widely disseminated among the evangelical Christian community, speaks of himself as “…a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order.”

The fact that he does not bother to mention “American” is telling. Perhaps he overlooked it, or perhaps it is simply not important … Continue reading

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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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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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Still Outraged by the Big Con

One Minute Video Introduction

Introduction

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.

In my previous post, I talked about the birth of the … Continue reading

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