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Religious Right Wing Evangelicals' True Colors Exposed

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HuffPost columnist Neil J. Young wrote an article titled "The Religious Right's True Colors" where he eviscerates Franklin Graham. He starts as follows.

Franklin Graham is on a crusade across California. But unlike his father, Billy, who launched his career as the world's most famous evangelist in Los Angeles and held numerous revivals across the state through the decades, Franklin has not come to California to win souls to Christ. Instead, he's looking for voters he can deliver to the Republican Party.

Young did not mince his words.

Manipulating religion in service of the Republican Party, and especially Trump, now appears to be exactly Franklin Graham's project. In regular appearances on Fox News and now on his tour across California, Graham has fanned the flames of white evangelical resentment and outrage. Such a dark and alarmist vision might seem to contradict the hopeful joy evangelicals claim their faith provides, but it aligns perfectly with the cynical and conspiratorial worldview Trump has brought to the center of American politics. As such, white evangelicals' support for Trump doesn't expose their hypocrisy, as plenty have contended, so much as it plainly reveals their heart.

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In other ways, Graham's California campaign mirrors the isolationist retreat that Trump has carried out with his foreign policy. Rather than reaching out to other conservative Christians, like Mormons and Catholics, as the early architects of the Religious Right often did, Graham's efforts focus solely on evangelicals. That's an unusual political strategy given how important coalitions are to electoral successes in the United States, but it's a tactic that plays directly into the growing separatist sentiment among many white evangelicals.

Some winnable congressional races in California are at a tipping point. The presence of an organized Evangelical Right presence could make a difference in places like Orange County.

There is a pathology to the behavior of the Evangelical Right. Recently I interviewed Dr. Hollis Phelps , Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Mercer University in Macon Georgia. His analysis was spot on and is one that Democrats and Progressives must heed to beat this indoctrination.

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Egberto WilliesEgberto Willies is a political activist, author, political blogger, radio show host, business owner, software developer, web designer, and mechanical engineer in Kingwood, TX. Egberto is an ardent Liberal that believes tolerance is essential. His favorite phrase is "political involvement should be a requirement for citizenship". He believes that we must get away from the current policies that reward those who simply move money/capital and produce nothing tangible for our society. If a change in policy does not occur, America will be no different than many oligarchic societies where a few are able to accumulate wealth while (more...)
 

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As a Christian myself, I confess to not obeying all the Commandments...the "thou shalt not judge others" being the prominent one for me..


That said, I believe the Christian Right is Wrong as well as superbly hypocritical in that it has broken most all of the Commandments.


Love your neighbor as thyself.


'nuff said..



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Somebody has got to tell the religious right to shut up. They are destroying the good news of the gospel. They are the same exact people who hung the lamb on a tree. I am sick to death of them.

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First, I believe all religions are one in their diversity....E Pluribus Unim in what used to be the United States. Regarding the Christian Right....I often hear the words of Christ, "Many shall call my name and I shall not know them." Indeed, my belief is many of the Evangelists, i.e., the Right Wings of Christians, are the anti-Christ. Christ is ultimately the incarnate Sophia of God, with Sophia being Wisdom and Understanding....Hockma Binah in Jewish literature (spelling may be off base). This may speak to this: click here


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I honestly believe that the religious right is the little horn of Daniel 7 that overthrew 3 kings and that we have been given over to for a time, times and half a time. That would make the the church the 4th beast of Daniel 7 with the 10 being the churches that came out of Rome. Only their legalistic teachings is what will be destroyed. These are the end times but things are not going to happen the way the church has told people they are going to happen. The kingdoms will be given to those who have stood for peace.

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So what does the heart of egberto show?

Bias against white people? That is how this article comes across. It is a racist perspective.

Seriously, racially attacking an entire nation of people as all one thing and all think the same and all have the same heart is just beyond absurd. No credibility here at all.

OEN should not be posting blogs like this one. Causes them to lose support and if you have not seen the ratings on alexa lately this site nosedived and has not recovered since.

Pieces like this one contribute to that decline.

The religious right have a right to live in their own country as they so choose. (I'm not one of them, but they have my support even if I do not share their religion)

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Not that we have to make any laws against them, but their brand of legalistic dogma has got to be stopped, for its the same trash of the religious leaders 2000 years ago who hung the lamb on a tree. They are so blind they can't hear and just cut ya off when you tell them that. Their time must come to an end.

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