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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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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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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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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

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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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Introduction

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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