Trump’s Christian ‘Prophet’: If Democrats Aren’t Arrested ‘Patriots’ Will Start ‘Civil War’

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 BY MICHAEL STONE Incitement To Violence: Trump’s Christian “prophet” Mark Taylor warns that if Trump doesn’t start arresting Democrats “patriots will take matters into their own hands” and start a civil war. Right Wing Watch reports: During his weekly appearance on Chris McDonald’s “The MC Files” YouTube program Monday night, QAnon conspiracy theorist and so-called “firefighter prophet” Mark […]

Trump’s Christian ‘Prophet’: If Democrats Aren’t Arrested ‘Patriots’ Will Start ‘Civil War’

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 BY MICHAEL STONE Incitement To Violence: Trump’s Christian “prophet” Mark Taylor warns that if Trump doesn’t start arresting Democrats “patriots will take matters into their own hands” and start a civil war. Right Wing Watch reports: During his weekly appearance on Chris McDonald’s “The MC Files” YouTube program Monday night, QAnon conspiracy theorist and so-called “firefighter prophet” Mark […]

Michael Cohen: Falwell’s Endorsement of Trump Was Tied to Racy Pics of His Wife

BY HEMANT MEHTA SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer for Donald Trump, says in his new book (out today) that a key endorsement for Trump was linked to his ability to stop “racy” photos of Becki Falwell from leaking to the public. But, as if they have any credibility left, the Falwells are denying it. Some relevant […]

Trump Says He Will Reverse Pentagon Plan to Close Newspaper That Informs and Speaks for Troops

The reversal on Stars and Stripes came as President Trump was in full defensive mode over reports that he had disparaged military personnel. By Helene Cooper Sept. 4, 2020 WASHINGTON — President Trump said late Friday that he planned to reverse Pentagon budget cuts that would have permanently closed Stars and Stripes, the military newspaper that […]

Trump Says He Never Called McCain A ‘Loser’—Here’s The Evidence That He Did

Jack BrewsterForbes StaffBusinessI’m a news reporter for Forbes.Updated Sep 4, 2020, 02:43pm EDT TOPLINE While denying a report from The Atlantic that he made disparaging comments about veterans, including the late Sen. John McCain, President Trump falsely claimed he never called the former Arizona senator a “loser.” KEY FACTS Citing unnamed sources, The Atlantic reported Trump made multiple derogatory remarks about veterans, calling […]

Multiple Sources Corroborate Story that Trump Called America’s Fallen Soldiers “Losers” and “Suckers.”

SEPTEMBER 5, 2020 BY REBECCA HAMILTON President Trump has denied that he ever called Senator John McCain a loser, or that he said that the men and women who have given their lives in service to America during war are “losers” and “suckers.” Even though he didn’t mention it specifically, I think he also sort of […]

Ebola, Obama, Covid & Trump

SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 BY JONATHAN MS PEARCE In the run-up to the 2014 midterm elections, Republican David Perdue excoriated President Barack Obama over his handling of the Ebola outbreak — contending that Obama had “failed to lead” and “took a serious threat far too lightly.”… Before he won his first term in 2014, Tillis railed against Obama over […]

Trump’s New COVID Doctor Claims Demon Sperm Is Responsible For Disease

JULY 28, 2020 BY MICHAEL STONE The Stupid, It Burns: President Trump is promoting a wild conspiracy theory video featuring a doctor who claims demon sperm causes disease, and that “you don’t need a mask” because she can “cure” coronavirus with the discredited drug hydroxychloroquine. Mediaite reports:  President Donald Trump went on a late night Twitter binge […]

How secular is Turkey? It just ruled an ancient cathedral is a mosque.

JULY 11, 2020 BY RICK SNEDEKER Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, one of the ancient world’s most beautiful surviving examples of Eastern Orthodox Christian architecture, was on July 10 declared a Muslim mosque by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, secular Turkey’s populist, Islamist president. Erdogan’s bald political move pandering to his conservative, Islamist base in Turkey, after the Turkish Supreme Court […]

Trump Administration Eliminates LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Health Protections

JUNE 12, 2020 BY MICHAEL STONE Deplorable: Rewarding his conservative Christian base, President Donald Trump has eliminated protections against discrimination in health care for LGBTQ people. Associated Press reports: The Trump administration Friday finalized a regulation that overturns Obama-era protections for transgender people against sex discrimination in health care. The policy shift, long-sought by the president’s religious […]

Trump The Anointed?

By Paul A. Djupe and Ryan P. Burge Last fall, we wrote about the extent to which white Protestants believed Donald Trump was anointed by God to be president of the United States. Just 21% believed this, but evangelicals were more likely to believe it (29%), and pentecostals were the most likely (53%). This belief didn’t come […]

Narcegesis

JANUARY 21, 2020 BY JAMES F. MCGRATH I don’t know how I missed coming across this term until now, but I’m so incredibly happy to have added it to my vocabulary. Sarahbeth Caplin referred to “narcegesis” in the context of her comments on Anne Graham Lotz’s remarks about Donald Trump’s removal of troops from Syria perhaps being […]

Delaware GOP Leader Fired After Blaming Jews for Trump’s Impeachment

BY BETH STONEBURNER  JANUARY 18, 2020 A couple of weeks ago, Nelly Jordan (below), the Vice Chair of the Sussex County (Delaware) Republican Committee, wrote on Facebook that some Jews weren’t really Jews at all because they were puppets of the Democratic Party. She also blamed Jews for the impeachment of Donald Trump. How anti-Semitic were those comments? They […]

Trump as Antichrist

 JANUARY 9, 2020 BY JAMES F. MCGRATH There have been a lot of discussion on blogs and elsewhere online about the possibility that U. S. president Donald Trump might be the antichrist. Ironically, and at the same time both disappointingly and rather refreshingly, this discussion hasn’t been among those who’ve been predicting the imminent arrival of the […]

Those Who Shamed Us For Immorality Are Now Its Biggest Defenders: The Gaslighting Cycle of the Christian Trump Supporter

JANUARY 12, 2020 BY REBECCA BRATTEN WEISS The right-wing religious activist group One Million Moms is upset over a Burger King commercial in which a man, trying out the new non-meat burger, says “damn, that’s good.” According to their press release: “One Million Moms finds this highly inappropriate. When responding to the taste test, he didn’t have […]

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