[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]

Radio Paradise Comments - Coaxial - Jul 31, 2021 - 7:44am
 
COVID-19 - Coaxial - Jul 31, 2021 - 7:43am
 
Great Old Songs You Rarely Hear Anymore - sirdroseph - Jul 31, 2021 - 4:33am
 
Back to the 70's - sirdroseph - Jul 31, 2021 - 4:26am
 
That's good advice - sirdroseph - Jul 31, 2021 - 3:41am
 
Sweet horrible irony. - sirdroseph - Jul 31, 2021 - 3:32am
 
Get the Quote - sirdroseph - Jul 31, 2021 - 3:23am
 
Things You Thought Today - the_jake - Jul 30, 2021 - 9:17pm
 
Trump - haresfur - Jul 30, 2021 - 9:00pm
 
Talk Behind Their Backs Forum - winter - Jul 30, 2021 - 8:26pm
 
Baseball, anyone? - steeler - Jul 30, 2021 - 5:18pm
 
Bug Reports & Feature Requests - halogen - Jul 30, 2021 - 2:22pm
 
New Music - sirdroseph - Jul 30, 2021 - 1:20pm
 
• • • The Once-a-Day • • •  - sirdroseph - Jul 30, 2021 - 9:42am
 
The Obituary Page - GeneP59 - Jul 30, 2021 - 9:39am
 
What is the meaning of this? - Proclivities - Jul 30, 2021 - 7:34am
 
Health Care - miamizsun - Jul 30, 2021 - 6:55am
 
TV shows you watch - maryte - Jul 30, 2021 - 6:35am
 
Automotive Lust - NoEnzLefttoSplit - Jul 30, 2021 - 6:21am
 
The Rpeeps Favorite Guitarists Thread - sirdroseph - Jul 30, 2021 - 4:49am
 
ISO Android app usage guide - kbs - Jul 30, 2021 - 3:45am
 
Little known information...maybe even facts - haresfur - Jul 30, 2021 - 2:20am
 
Surfing! - whatshisname - Jul 29, 2021 - 11:14pm
 
Counting with Pictures - ScottN - Jul 29, 2021 - 7:28pm
 
Zappa - black321 - Jul 29, 2021 - 1:56pm
 
Environment - R_P - Jul 29, 2021 - 1:40pm
 
All Dogs Go To Heaven - Dog Pix - black321 - Jul 29, 2021 - 12:46pm
 
Race in America - R_P - Jul 29, 2021 - 11:46am
 
Hot Dog... it's Summer! - Proclivities - Jul 29, 2021 - 10:54am
 
Music documentaries - Ohmsen - Jul 29, 2021 - 10:02am
 
Capitalism and Consumerism... now what? - black321 - Jul 29, 2021 - 8:47am
 
Philosophy (Meaty Metaphysical Munchables!) - sirdroseph - Jul 29, 2021 - 7:57am
 
Derplahoma! - ScottFromWyoming - Jul 28, 2021 - 10:39pm
 
RightWingNutZ - Red_Dragon - Jul 28, 2021 - 6:11pm
 
The Military Industrial Complex - westslope - Jul 28, 2021 - 5:36pm
 
Celebrity Deaths - _Bruce_ - Jul 28, 2021 - 3:51pm
 
Tech & Science - Red_Dragon - Jul 28, 2021 - 3:42pm
 
What did you have for lunch? - oldviolin - Jul 28, 2021 - 1:32pm
 
Live Music - R_P - Jul 28, 2021 - 12:42pm
 
~ Have a good joke you can post? ~ - oldviolin - Jul 28, 2021 - 8:27am
 
how do you feel right now? - Antigone - Jul 28, 2021 - 8:22am
 
Today in History - ColdMiser - Jul 28, 2021 - 6:51am
 
The Chomsky / Zinn Reader - rhahl - Jul 28, 2021 - 6:32am
 
Poetry Forum - ScottN - Jul 28, 2021 - 6:09am
 
Living in America - NoEnzLefttoSplit - Jul 27, 2021 - 11:04pm
 
• • • BRING OUT YOUR DEAD • • •  - oldviolin - Jul 27, 2021 - 8:35pm
 
Photos you have taken of your walks or hikes. - KurtfromLaQuinta - Jul 27, 2021 - 4:47pm
 
HALF A WORLD - Ohmsen - Jul 27, 2021 - 3:48pm
 
I swing therefore I am. - rhahl - Jul 27, 2021 - 12:46pm
 
Beer - the_jake - Jul 27, 2021 - 10:29am
 
Olympics - Is anybody interested - sirdroseph - Jul 27, 2021 - 9:10am
 
MQA Stream Coming to BLUOS - Cebolla - Jul 27, 2021 - 9:00am
 
Mixtape Culture Club - KurtfromLaQuinta - Jul 26, 2021 - 9:23pm
 
One Reason I Don't Trust the Police - Red_Dragon - Jul 26, 2021 - 7:54pm
 
KUDOS for BillG - kenmo - Jul 26, 2021 - 4:34pm
 
Climate Change - Red_Dragon - Jul 26, 2021 - 3:48pm
 
Gotta Get Your Drink On - haresfur - Jul 25, 2021 - 8:14pm
 
Fake News*  ?  ! - R_P - Jul 25, 2021 - 5:04pm
 
Lyrics that strike a chord today... - Steely_D - Jul 25, 2021 - 2:40pm
 
Nobel Prize Literature - rhahl - Jul 25, 2021 - 2:36pm
 
Comics! - KurtfromLaQuinta - Jul 25, 2021 - 2:01pm
 
Name My Band - oldviolin - Jul 25, 2021 - 11:40am
 
It's fine - rhahl - Jul 25, 2021 - 9:34am
 
Property rights and violence in the USA - westslope - Jul 25, 2021 - 9:27am
 
• • •  What's For Dinner ? • • •  - Antigone - Jul 25, 2021 - 4:32am
 
Bob Dylan - Steely_D - Jul 24, 2021 - 10:58pm
 
Outstanding Covers - Steely_D - Jul 24, 2021 - 10:41pm
 
The Future is here! - Red_Dragon - Jul 24, 2021 - 4:58pm
 
DQ (as in 'Daily Quote') - Manbird - Jul 24, 2021 - 2:40pm
 
Getting disconnected/paused at bumper time - coding_to_music - Jul 24, 2021 - 11:41am
 
Drones - Prodigal_SOB - Jul 24, 2021 - 11:37am
 
Webcasting rates going up again cry - kenmo - Jul 24, 2021 - 9:56am
 
punk? hip-hop? metal? noise? garage? - sirdroseph - Jul 24, 2021 - 6:14am
 
The War On You - sirdroseph - Jul 24, 2021 - 5:25am
 
Media Bias - sirdroseph - Jul 24, 2021 - 5:16am
 
Index » Regional/Local » Elsewhere » Pernicious Pious Proclivities Particularized Prodigiously Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 177, 178, 179  Next
Post to this Topic
R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Jul 13, 2021 - 12:00pm

GOP Rep. Falsely Claims Biden’s Vaccine Plan is Plot to Steal Bibles and Guns

R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Jul 9, 2021 - 12:52pm

The Christian Right Is in Decline, and It’s Taking America With It
The presidency of George W. Bush may have been the high point of the modern Christian right’s influence in America. White evangelicals were the largest religious faction in the country. “They had a president who claimed to be one of their own, he had a testimony, talked in evangelical terms,” said Robert P. Jones, chief executive of the Public Religion Research Institute and author of the 2016 book “The End of White Christian America.”

Back then, much of the public sided with the religious right on the key culture war issue of gay marriage. “In 2004, if you had said, ‘We’re the majority, we oppose gay rights, we oppose marriage equality, and the majority of Americans is with us,’ that would have been true,” Jones told me. Youthful megachurches were thriving. It was common for conservatives to gloat that they were going to outbreed the left.

Activists imagined a glorious future. “Home-schoolers will be inordinately represented in the highest levels of leadership and power in the next generation,” Ned Ryun, a former Bush speechwriter, said at a 2005 Christian home-schooling convention. Ryun was the director of a group called Generation Joshua, which worked to get home-schooled kids into politics. The name came from the Old Testament. Moses had led the chosen people out of exile, but it was his successor, Joshua, who conquered the Holy Land.

But the evangelicals who thought they were about to take over America were destined for disappointment. On Thursday, P.R.R.I. released startling new polling data showing just how much ground the religious right has lost. P.R.R.I.’s 2020 Census of American Religion, based on a survey of nearly half a million people, shows a precipitous decline in the share of the population identifying as white evangelical, from 23 percent in 2006 to 14.5 percent last year. (As a category, “white evangelicals” isn’t a perfect proxy for the religious right, but the overlap is substantial.) In 2020, as in every year since 2013, the largest religious group in the United States was the religiously unaffiliated.

One of P.R.R.I.’s most surprising findings was that in 2020, there were more white mainline Protestants than white evangelicals. This doesn’t necessarily mean Christians are joining mainline congregations — the survey measures self-identification, not church affiliation. It is, nevertheless, a striking turnabout after years when mainline Protestantism was considered moribund and evangelical Christianity full of dynamism.

In addition to shrinking as a share of the population, white evangelicals were also the oldest religious group in the United States, with a median age of 56. “It’s not just that they are dying off, but it is that they’re losing younger members,” Jones told me. As the group has become older and smaller, Jones said, “a real visceral sense of loss of cultural dominance” has set in.

White evangelicals once saw themselves “as the owners of mainstream American culture and morality and values,” said Jones. Now they are just another subculture.

From this fact derives much of our country’s cultural conflict. It helps explain not just the rise of Donald Trump, but also the growth of QAnon and even the escalating conflagration over critical race theory. “It’s hard to overstate the strength of this feeling, among white evangelicals in particular, of America being a white Christian country,” said Jones. “This sense of ownership of America just runs so deep in white evangelical circles.” The feeling that it’s slipping away has created an atmosphere of rage, resentment and paranoia.

QAnon is essentially a millenarian movement, with Trump taking the place of Jesus. Adherents dream of the coming of what they call the storm, when the enemies of the MAGA movement will be rounded up and executed, and Trump restored to his rightful place of leadership.

“It’s not unlike a belief in the second coming of Christ,” said Jones. “That at some point God will reorder society and set things right. I think that when a community feels itself in crisis, it does become more susceptible to conspiracy theories and other things that tell them that what they’re experiencing is not ultimately what’s going to happen.”

The fight over critical race theory seems, on the surface, further from theological concerns. There are, obviously, plenty of people who aren’t evangelical who are anti-C.R.T., as well as evangelicals who oppose C.R.T. bans. But the idea that public schools are corrupting children by leading them away from a providential understanding of American history has deep roots in white evangelical culture. And it was the Christian right that pioneered the tactic of trying to take over school boards in response to teachings seen as morally objectionable, whether that meant sex education, “secular humanism” or evolution.

Jones points out that last year, after Trump issued an executive order targeting critical race theory, the presidents of all six seminaries of the Southern Baptist Convention came together to declare C.R.T. “incompatible” with the Baptist faith. Jones, whose latest book is “White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity,” could recall no precedent for such a joint statement. (...)

Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



Posted: Jul 7, 2021 - 4:59pm

 haresfur wrote:


fyt


Hobby Lobby is headquartered in my town. Their complex is hundreds of acres and employs thousands of people. The Dark Side is strong here.
haresfur

haresfur Avatar

Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 7, 2021 - 1:59pm

 R_P wrote:

Theocracies are just fine as long as they are Judeo-Christian.



fyt
R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Jul 7, 2021 - 10:45am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
Theocracies are just fine as long as they are Judeo-Christian.

Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



Posted: Jul 7, 2021 - 6:48am

Hobby Lobby's owners want America to be a theocracy...
Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



Posted: Jul 4, 2021 - 2:35pm

 R_P wrote:

Another choice quote:

“We cannot allow this to go any further. We’re going to lose everything,” Witzke warned. “It’s gotten to the point now where we’re all going to end up in Kamala (Harris’) gulags unless we all stand up together and fight back as Christians.”





R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Jul 4, 2021 - 2:33pm

Another choice quote:
“We cannot allow this to go any further. We’re going to lose everything,” Witzke warned. “It’s gotten to the point now where we’re all going to end up in Kamala (Harris’) gulags unless we all stand up together and fight back as Christians.”

Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



Posted: Jul 4, 2021 - 2:29pm

 R_P wrote:
Lauren Witzke Says the Equality Act Will ‘Illegalize Jesus Christ’

Right-wing activist Lauren Witzke appeared on “The Alex Jones Show” Thursday, where she warned that the Equality Act will “illegalize Jesus Christ” if it becomes law.

Witzke—the GOP’s 2020 Senate candidate in Delaware and a flat Earth, QAnon-believing conspiracy theorist with ties to white nationalists and antisemites—appeared on Jones’ program to discuss the fact that Wells Fargo recently shut down her bank account. While the bank insists its decision had nothing to do with her political views, Witzke asserted that it was done in retaliation for her opposition to the Equality Act, proposed legislation that would add sexual orientation and gender identity protections to  federal civil rights laws.

“There is a war on Christians,” Witzke said. “They targeted me, and they made an example out of me because I’m an outspoken Christian who vocally opposes the Equality Act. … They’re trying to illegalize Jesus Christ and the Scripture and categorize it as hate speech.”






"illegalize"...... mkay
R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Jul 4, 2021 - 2:27pm

Lauren Witzke Says the Equality Act Will ‘Illegalize Jesus Christ’

Right-wing activist Lauren Witzke appeared on “The Alex Jones Show” Thursday, where she warned that the Equality Act will “illegalize Jesus Christ” if it becomes law.

Witzke—the GOP’s 2020 Senate candidate in Delaware and a flat Earth, QAnon-believing conspiracy theorist with ties to white nationalists and antisemites—appeared on Jones’ program to discuss the fact that Wells Fargo recently shut down her bank account. While the bank insists its decision had nothing to do with her political views, Witzke asserted that it was done in retaliation for her opposition to the Equality Act, proposed legislation that would add sexual orientation and gender identity protections to  federal civil rights laws.

“There is a war on Christians,” Witzke said. “They targeted me, and they made an example out of me because I’m an outspoken Christian who vocally opposes the Equality Act. … They’re trying to illegalize Jesus Christ and the Scripture and categorize it as hate speech.”


Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



Posted: Jun 17, 2021 - 2:53pm

 R_P wrote:



R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Jun 17, 2021 - 1:29pm

Newsmax Panel Flips Out After Student Says “Under Allah” in Pledge at Graduation
R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Jun 17, 2021 - 1:08pm

Why God Made Women, and Why They're All So Evil

Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



Posted: Jun 15, 2021 - 3:34pm

 R_P wrote:


These people are quite terrifying.
R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Jun 15, 2021 - 2:02pm

'I never lied': Kayleigh McEnany credits her 'faith' for truthful White House press conferences

R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Jun 12, 2021 - 1:32pm

‘Take the Ship’: Conservatives Aim to Commandeer Southern Baptists
The insurgents, some adopting a pirate motif, believe that the denomination has drifted too far to the left on issues of race, gender and the strict authority of the Bible.
In the wake of the racial justice protests and the ongoing disinformation about the election, there has been “a sifting” going on in the church over race and justice in particular, he said.

“The annual meeting is an opportunity for denominational leaders either to sensitively address the concerns and racism that Black people have experienced or to side with the status quo which favors white people, particularly men,” he said.

The denomination has about 14.5 million members but has been steadily shrinking for the past decade. In 2014, about 85 percent of Southern Baptists were white, 6 percent were Black and 3 percent were Latino, according to the Pew Research Center.

Southern Baptists split from their northern counterparts in 1845 in support of slavery. After the denomination repudiated its role in slavery in the 1990s, a portion of its national leaders have attempted to diversify its churches and seminaries. At its 2019 meeting, the convention affirmed that critical race theory could be an “analytical tool” useful to faithful Christians, a move that many conservatives describe as alarming. Its current president, J.D. Greear, urged Southern Baptists last summer to declare that “Black lives matter.” (...)

Conservatives have spent months drumming up turnout. The Conservative Baptist Network, an increasingly influential group founded last year, released a recent video urging Baptists to “stop the drift” by coming to Nashville. Some Baptists planned to gather at rallying sites before the big event. Outside Dallas, 1,600 pastors registered for Wokeness and the Gospel, a conference that warned of the perils of what organizers call “the new moralism.”

R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Jun 6, 2021 - 3:09pm


Anti-Vax COVID-19 Conspiracy Theorist Rick Wiles Hospitalized With COVID-19
R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Jun 3, 2021 - 8:13pm


R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: May 27, 2021 - 11:49am

Family Research Council Launches ‘Center for Biblical Worldview’

The Family Research Council, a major religious-right political advocacy group with deep ties to Republican leaders and an aggressive culture-war agenda, announced Wednesday the launch of the Center for Biblical Worldview, a new “ministry” that it says will “train Bible-believing Christians to advance and defend the faith in the workplace, in the schools, in their communities, and in the public square.”

“We want to help you see the spiritual war behind the political war,” says a promotional video for the new project, which a narrator says is designed to help Christians “think biblically about everything.”

Two longtime religious-right activists were announced as the CBW’s first senior fellows: pollster George Barna and theologian Owen Strachan.

Barna specializes in studying what he calls SAGE Cons—Spiritually Active Governance Engaged Conservative Christians. At FRC’s 2017 Values Voter Summit, Barna told religious-right activists that 2016 was “a Christians vs. non-Christians election,” concluding, “God did a miracle for us.”

Strachan, now a seminary professor, is a former president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, a group that says it was “established primarily to help the church defend against the accommodation of secular feminism” and promotes traditional “gospel-driven gender roles.” Historian John Fea’s blog post on the FRC announcement linked to a recent Strachan tweet telling Christians to find a new church if their current one allows women to preach even occasionally, and another telling Christian women that God will reward them for doing laundry, changing diapers, and supporting their husband.


sunybuny

sunybuny Avatar

Location: The West & Best Coast of FLA
Gender: Female


Posted: May 22, 2021 - 4:48pm

 R_P wrote:
I guess the way people like Andrew treats our LGBQT friends and that mental anguish has nothing to do with it, right?

Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 177, 178, 179  Next