Monday, January 29, 2018

Conservative evangelicals want to give Trump a 'mulligan,' but they gave Obama hell

One very important component missing from the debate of conservative evangelical hypocrisy in supporting Donald Trump in spite of his morally questionable behavior is how they acted towards Obama.

With Trump, they are all "well he isn't God" or "I trust his word when he says he has changed," or "we are all entitled to make mistakes."

Not so with Obama. With him, they weren't so open-hearted as the videos below show. They weren't so eager to trust his word because they were too busy implying that he wasn't a Christian ergo he danger to America, particularly its moral image.

First, let's look at Family Research Council president Tony Perkins. Perkins, whose talk of giving Trump a "do-over,' or a "mulligan" for his questionable behavior, wasn't so conciliatory to Obama's morality, values, or words in 2012:

People for the American Way's Right Wing Watch also pointed out that in the same year:

Before the 2012 election, Perkins said that voters in 2008 “chose the economy over the moral foundation of the country when we selected Barack Obama as president, and it did not work out,” claiming that Obama had set himself up “in defiance to everything that is biblically oriented in terms of the history of our country and the word of God.” He called for Christians who had voted for Obama in 2008 to “repent” by voting against his reelection and declared that Obama had a “disdain for Christianity.”
And then there is this lovely, yet insane, claim about how the re-election of Obama could mean "the end."

'TX Republicans censure state House speaker for blocking anti-transgender bill' & other Mon midday news briefs

TX House speaker Joe Straus
Texas Republicans take extraordinary step and censure GOP House speaker for blocking transgender bathroom bill - Simply trashy. Just mean-spirited mess. 

Trans soldier will be Joe Kennedy’s guest at State of the Union address - Well alright! Remind this administration of who helps in the fight for freedom, i.e. the folks they tried to kick out of the military. 

The Trump Administration Is Dropping The Ball On HIV/AIDS - That terrible administration has dropped the ball on so many other things, so why not this too?

‘No, She’s Not My Sister’: The Hidden Stresses of Gay Relationships - A harm of the so-called religious liberty argument. We don't get to talk about this like we should because the religious right bogarts the debate.