I never thought I'd see the day when leading evangelicals would publicly espouse that character doesn't matter — and that promoting sexual assault is simply "bad boy talk." Yet, that's precisely what's happening in the wake of a newly released video showing Donald Trump gloating over his sexual exploits with married women.
I honestly don't know what makes me more sick. Listening to Trump brag about groping women or listening to my fellow evangelicals defend him.
Don't get me wrong. I get how disastrous a Clinton presidency would be. more >>
The second debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump only confirmed that we are experiencing the most squalid presidential race in modern times.
Others have been labeled the "dirtiest" and the "sleaziest" but the current electioneering for the White House establishes a new category: the trashiest..
Trump and Clinton are an insult to America. Yet maybe they are a reflection of contemporary American culture. They are trying to win the vote of a society which, in its values, often veers to its inner teenager on prom night. more >>
There's a battle being waged that does not involve guns or bullets — the battle over history.
A striking example is found in the news story declaring that in a new Smithsonian Museum dedicated to African-American history, Anita Hill is a more important figure than Clarence Thomas. That museum is in a corner of the "mall" in D.C., close to the Washington Monument.
In the article "New Smithsonian hails accuser Anita Hill, barely mentions Clarence Thomas" (circa.com, 10/3/16), Raffi Williams writes, "Thomas disputed Hill's allegations and won confirmation, but his side of the story is mostly ignored in the exhibits. Museum officials acknowledged that Thomas has 'very little presence' in any of the exhibitions." more >>
A pair of statements released, one denouncing Donald Trump's bigotry and another calling on progressives to repent, showcase the divide within the evangelical Christian American community during the current election cycle.
In late September a coalition of evangelicals, including many who consider themselves to be socially or politically progressive, posted a petition on change.org denouncing the extreme rhetoric of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Several evangelical leaders, along with, as of Monday morning, more than 18,000 signatories, have declared that Trump's campaign has empowered the bigoted elements of American society. more >>
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., one of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's most vocal evangelical supporters, has suggested that GOP establishment leaders planned the release of the scandalous 2005 video tape showing Trump talking about sexually assaulting women.
Falwell also said that while he can not condone Trump's remarks, everyone is a sinner, and Jesus Christ is not on the ballot.
"I think this whole videotape thing was planned, I think it was timed, I think it might have even been a conspiracy among the establishment Republicans who've known about it for weeks and who tried to time it to do the maximum damage to Donald Trump," Falwell told WABC Radio in response to the video tape. more >>
Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham has commented on the recent Donald Trump scandal by arguing it is strange that a culture which has largely thrown God and Christianity out of its midst goes back to using Christian morality to judge lewdness.
"America by and large has thrown God and Christianity out of the culture, but it is suddenly using Christian morality to judge lewdness! It is interesting that much of the culture demands relative morality, but suddenly wants to apply Christian morality to a politician," Ham wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday.
"Now that many secular media are using Christian morality to judge politics, will they now also judge TV programs/movies by the same standard?" he asked. more >>