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June 2nd, 2024 - 2:37 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Religion

Trump, Jesus, and a parking brake didn’t save this bus

   A parked “Trump Store” bus plastered with signs rolled downhill into a utility pole and gas station sign.    It was en route to a Trump rally on Staten Island when the accident occurred on Sunday, June 2, 2024.    My guess is the driver forgot to set the parking brake and left i[...]

May 10th, 2024 - 3:39 pm § in Christianity, Politics, Religion, Republicans

False religions

At least two false religions circulate among America’s evangelicals. One is that God anointed Trump to save our country (see, e.g., story here). (From what, or who?) This is so plainly baloney, and propaganda, it merits no discussion. The other is so-called “prosperity gospel” theo[...]

May 8th, 2024 - 5:52 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Religion

A wacky theocratic movement is infiltrating the GOP

A fringe evangelical movement calling itself the New Apostolic Reformation is slipping its octopus-like tentacles into the heart of the Republican Party. House speaker Mike Johnson is a fan. The NAR looks like a Christian version of Iran. Its leaders are self-appointed and fancy themselves prophets [...]

June 11th, 2023 - 11:44 pm § in America, Biden, Christianity, Democrats, Donald Trump, Economics, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism, Religion, Republicans

What’s at stake in Trump’s trial

Now that he’s been indicted, Trump is entitled to a presumption of innocence, and a fair trial. Those are bedrock principles of the U.S. legal system. Trump “has a lot at stake” in the case, a New York Times writer says. “He could, in theory, go to prison for years.” Bu[...]

June 9th, 2023 - 2:12 am § in America, Biden, Christianity, Democrats, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Religion, Republicans

Republicans are outraged Trump is indicted for breaking the law

Trump’s MAGA movement caught many Americans by surprise. They’ve never seen anything like it before. This is the first time anyone has tried to overthrow our democracy. To outsiders, Trump looks like a pied piper leading a crowd of zombies into a never-never land of lies, fantasies, and [...]

June 5th, 2023 - 10:56 pm § in Law and Courts, Religion, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Oklahoma board votes to use public funds for Catholic education

An Oklahoma state school board has approved “the first publicly funded religious school in the nation, despite a warning from the state’s attorney general that the decision was unconstitutional,” ABC News reported on Monday, June 5, 2023 (read story here). “The Statewide Virt[...]

May 2nd, 2023 - 12:07 pm § in Politics, Religion, Republicans

Pence claims being trans infringes on religious freedom

Republicans have long claimed to be defenders of freedom, but WTF? Banning books, free speech, and rainbows? And an entire group of people? “Republicans have frequently cited the idea of freedom … to support arguments against gender-affirming policies,” The Hill noted on Tuesday, M[...]

April 14th, 2023 - 9:56 am § in Politics, Religion, Republicans

What Rep. Greene thinks of traitors

Read story and see replies here. And avoid driving through her Georgia district; go around instead. The people who elected her are just as crazy as she is, and you won’t be safe there. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

April 10th, 2023 - 12:34 pm § in Politics, Religion

Parishioners bail on church leaders who refused to condemn Jan. 6 riot

The leaders of a North Carolina church refused to say the Capitol riot was wrong, and parishioners are walking out. As Raw Story reported here, “Asked by the church elders to provide a statement on the riot, Pastor Jay Thomas, wrote ” … the details of the election, how to interpret[...]

March 27th, 2023 - 6:36 pm § in Politics, Religion

Christian nationalists aren’t Christians

We have free speech in America, and people can call themselves whatever they like. But facts are facts, and calling yourself a “Christian” doesn’t make you one. Many self-described “Christians” aren’t real Christians, especially those immersed in rightwing politic[...]