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Amazing post borrowed from Facebook. All right-wing “Christians” should read this!

From Christian pastor John Pavlovitz

Dear White Evangelicals,

I need to tell you something: People have had it with you.

They’re done.

They want nothing to do with you any longer, and here’s why:

They see your hypocrisy, your inconsistency, your incredibly selective mercy, and your thinly veiled supremacy.

For eight years they watched you relentlessly demonize a black President; a man faithfully married for 26 years; a doting father and husband without a hint of moral scandal or the slightest whiff of infidelity.

They watched you deny his personal faith convictions, argue his birthplace, and assail his character—all without cause or evidence. They saw you brandish Scriptures to malign him and use the laziest of racial stereotypes in criticizing him.

And through it all, White Evangelicals—you never once suggested that God placed him where he was, you never publicly offered prayers for him and his family, you never welcomed him to your Christian Universities, you never gave him the benefit of the doubt in any instance, you never spoke of offering him forgiveness or mercy, your evangelists never publicly thanked God for his leadership, your pastors never took to the pulpit to offer solidarity with him, you never made any effort to affirm his humanity or show the love of Jesus to him in any quantifiable measure.

You violently opposed him at every single turn—without offering a single ounce of the grace you claim as the heart of your faith tradition. You jettisoned Jesus as you dispensed damnation on him.

And yet you give carte blanche to a white Republican man so riddled with depravity, so littered with extramarital affairs, so unapologetically vile, with such a vast resume of moral filth—that the mind boggles.

And the change in you is unmistakable. It has been an astonishing conversion to behold: a being born again.

With him, you suddenly find religion.

With him, you’re now willing to offer full absolution.

With him, all is forgiven without repentance or admission.

With him you’re suddenly able to see some invisible, deeply buried heart.

With him, sin has become unimportant, compassion no longer a requirement.

With him, you see only Providence.

And White Evangelicals, all those people who have had it with you—they see it all clearly.

They recognize the toxic source of your inconsistency.

They see that pigmentation and party are your sole deities.

They see that you aren’t interested in perpetuating the love of God or emulating the heart of Jesus.
They see that you aren’t burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, female, or poor neighbors as yourself.

They see that all you’re really interested in doing, is making a God in your own ivory image and demanding that the world bow down to it.
They recognize this all about white, Republican Jesus—not dark-skinned Jesus of Nazareth.

And I know you don’t realize it, but you’re digging your own grave in these days; the grave of your very faith tradition.

Your willingness to align yourself with cruelty is a costly marriage. Yes, you’ve gained a Supreme Court seat, a few months with the Presidency as a mouthpiece, and the cheap high of temporary power—but you’ve lost a whole lot more.

You’ve lost an audience with millions of wise, decent, good-hearted, faithful people with eyes to see this ugliness.

You’ve lost any moral high ground or spiritual authority with a generation.

You’ve lost any semblance of Christlikeness.

You’ve lost the plot.

And most of all you’ve lost your soul.

I know it’s likely you’ll dismiss these words. The fact that you’ve even made your bed with such malevolence, shows how far gone you are and how insulated you are from the reality in front of you.

But I had to at least try to reach you. It’s what Jesus would do.

–John Pavlov

Apunzelle 7 Nov 9
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i suppose some pots are better than some kettles. but an end od days, a pot is a pot. craCKED IF SO IT BE.

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All preachers of the Billy Graham ILK are racist war profiteering zionist banksters too few are Quakers or Catholic Workers waging peace

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Saw this wanted to post but couldn't it's awesome

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I saw this on Facebook today. My response? All the factors he has raised related toward Evangelicals can be applied to any christian religion and any religion around the world. I'm sure I'll be ignored by other posters on Facebook. I usually am.

LOL

I'm ignored there, too. The last time I posted something was in June and some guy I've known 45 years called me a dumm blond and wanted to know who I'll call when I'm rapped. (It was a Defund the Police article.)

Needles to say I simply couldn't pass up the opportunity. I spell corrected him on "dumm" and told him the day I become a rapper I won't be calling anyone because technically if I'm "rapped" that means someone's rapping about me, not me rapping. 😂

I haven't checked for a response. I hate that shithole site.

@SeaGreenEyez My newsfeed is mostly ads anymore. I would have gotten off long ago except for some groups I belong to that I don't want to lose touch with. But you're right, it is a shithole site.

@SeaGreenEyez

A friend of mine once got an obscene phone call.
She corrected his grammar.
He hung up.

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Most Evangelicals are closet Nazis, and the closet door has been opened by Trump. And they don't just have blood on their hands, but more like Carrie, they are drenched in blood. For them, it's OK because most of their victims aren't white.

But let's not forget Putin, who also has a big share of responsibility for the Pandemic through Trump. It is highly likely that many of Trump's decisions on Covid (or lack thereof) came from Putin.

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That about sums it up.

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Well, Obomber did lie a lot, commit several crimes against humanity and tried to shove more socialism down everyones throat.

So there's that. Not a fan of either or the left and right wings of this dodo bird.

SCal Level 7 Nov 10, 2020

@SCal A response worthy of an Evangelical. 👏

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Unfortunately, I read this and see the base refrain of "evangelicals in the US are, in general, hypocrites." This hits me with all the urgency of other headlines like:
Does the pope shit in the woods?
Is a bear Catholic?
Or you know, something like that. 😉

Anyone recall that Jesus once said not to eat with Shriners or Republicans? I hope I've got that quote right. I was once a Republican.

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An excellent salesman! Those who are not entirely happy with their brand of religion can now buy into his newly packaged brand that seems to have more to offer than most other brands that are available in the spiritual supermarket .....🙂 Being a Liberal Christian he has an appeal to a wider audience, however, he has merely articulated what many people have thought and think in one form or another.

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Powerful words and very fitting in his own line of duty.

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It almost makes me want to join his church.

It is ok to like what he said without joining his church.

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Well that about sums it up quite nicely. 😉

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Good post! Now do Islam.

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A high quality exposition. Nicely done.

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Do you really need to mention skin colour?

Mvtt Level 6 Nov 10, 2020

Yes because their hatred for President Obama was based solely on his skin colour. They are all racists using religion as their cover.

@Mvtt Skin. Color. Is. The. Whole. Point.

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This is so spot on I so want to add even more but there is nothing left to say , it says everything I can say about how I feel concerning that subect lol

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White people bad... black and brown people good. Without scandal? Ever hear of Edward Snowden? The AP Scandal? Fast and Furious? Using the FBI to spy on Trump’s campaign? Benghazi? Using the IRS to target right-leaning NGOs?

Did you understand what you read? Because your reply is so off the topic that I doubt you fully understood what he was driving at with them.

Budgie is completely correct. If you read the post as we have done, it talks about Christian forgiveness and understanding. The amount of leeway that the evangelicals have given Trump is so disproportionate to the vitriol handed out to Obama. That one cannot help but draw conclusions from their all-white congregations.

I'm not sure how Snowden is Obama's fault. Obama would have seen him prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Sad honestly. Snowden didn't do everything right, but I honestly think he was doing what he felt was right by exposing the government spying on our citizens in mass. I think he's a patriot. He gave up everything. I hope he eventually gets pardoned so he can come home.

@273kelvin no. The piece casts aspersions against white evangelicals. Keep in mind, 10% of blacks, 40% of Asians, 30% of Hispanics, and others voted for Trump too. Have they lost the plot?

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To Evangelicals this is hate speech.
They’re so corrupted that what is fair is foul and what is foul is fair as Shakespeare said.

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Very well put........but you should publish this on religious sites also.

It comes from a religious site, but I don't think it will get spread very far.

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Well said

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