Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Donald Trump is dragging down the evangelical anti-LGBTQ right, so let's enjoy the show

Will Franklin Graham continue to think Trump is good for Christianity after shocking new revelations? Probably so . . .

Do we need anymore proof that the anti-LGBTQ industry (otherwise known as the religious right and conservative evangelicals) are supporting Trump simply because what he gives them what they want in terms of policies and either ignores his behavior or makes excuses (i,e. "Trump is a 'baby Christian'") for it?

Of course not. But it wouldn't hurt to remind people - specifically those religious leaders who support Trump - of what they are doing. Therefore I want to initiate a game which I will be playing every now and then throughout 2018. I am going to post statements - via tweets, articles, etc - from various religious right leaders praising Trump for his "commitment" to Christianity and morals. Then I will posting other statements which, shall we say, questions the veracity of those who are attempting to paint Trump as the new token saint of Christianity.

First up is Franklin Graham, who has been vocally supportive to the point of lunacy with his inferences that Trump is bringing God to the forefront "again" or is defending Christianity like no other president:

One wonders if Graham will continue to pump that "sugar" after learning what we've all learned today about various actions and statements Trump made via an upcoming explosive book, Fire and Fury.

Fire and Fury talks about Trump winning the 2016 election and the chaotic scene of his Administration thus far:

1. MSNBC obtained a copy of the book and NBC News’ former embedded reporter with the Trump campaign, Katy Tur, tweeted a highlighted section. 
 “Trump liked to say that one of the things that made life worth living was getting your friends’ wives into bed,” the starred paragraph begins. “In pursuing a friend’s wife, he would try to persuade the wife that her husband was perhaps not what she thought. Then he’d have his secretary ask the friend into his office; once the friend arrived, Trump would engage in what was, for him, more or less constant sexual banter. Do you still like having sex with your wife? How often? You must have had a better f*ck than your wife? Tell me about it. I have girls coming in from Los Angeles at three o’clock. We can go upstairs and have a great time. I promise … And all the while, Trump would have his friend’s wife on the speakerphone, listening in,” the book reported.

2. MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing, reading from the book live on air, revealed yet another shocking detail, this one about White House Communications Director Hope Hicks and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. 
 . . .Hope Hicks and Corey Lewandowski, who, according to the book, had an on and off again romantic relationship, and he was, of course, fired in 2016 for clashing with Trump family members,” Jansing reminded. “And this is what the book says “Hicks sat in Trump Tower with Trump and his sons, worried about Lewandowski’s treatment in the press and wondering aloud how she might help him. Trump, who otherwise seemed to treat Hicks in a protective and even paternal way, looked up and said, ‘Why? You’ve already done enough for him. you’re the best piece of tail he’ll ever have’ sending Hicks running from the room,” Jansing read.

3. President Trump called former acting Attorney General Sally Yates "a c---" before firing her, according to an explosive new book about the Trump administration.  
 An excerpt of Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” obtained by MSNBC contained the anecdote. “Trump conceived an early, obsessive antipathy for Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates,” the book reads. “She was, he steamed, ‘such a c---.’”  
 One of Trump’s first actions as president was firing Yates after she refused to have the Justice Department uphold his initial travel ban that blocked people from seven majority-Muslim countries.

Most likely, Graham and all of those other "Christian leaders" who have anointed Trump the best thing which ever happened to Christianity since Jesus Himself will either be silent over these eyebrow raising revelations. Or they will make excuses.

Even though I'm hoping for the excuses because they would be epic, I'm leaning towards the silent treatment. But the main point of my new project is to send Graham and the rest of the anti-LGBTQ industry a message:

We see what you are doing here and you aren't fooling anybody. You are only revealing what you truly are behind your masks of piety. 

Hat tip to my friend Joe Sudbay for giving me the idea for this post.