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One ripped the ex-president for acting "like a little elementary schoolchild." Another warned that if the GOP turns to him in 2024, "we will get destroyed."

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...Evangelical figures who previously supported Donald Trump are backing off now that he's announced his third bid for the presidency.

"Donald Trump can't save America," Mike Evans told The Washington Post. "He can't even save himself."

Evans was part of a group of evangelicals who met with Trump at the White House, and at one point gave him an award.

Now, he says he's done with Trump.

"He used us to win the White House. We had to close our mouths and eyes when he said things that horrified us," Evans told the newspaper. "I cannot do that anymore....

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#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-11-20 12:58 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

Wow, friggin' wow.

The supposed moral people in this Country are now saying, ~sorry, we made an error about supporting fmr Pres Trump.~?

I mean really, WTF.

Where were they back in 2015 when I was telling them of the same issues they now acknowledge?

WTF.

imo, when religious entities go political, they should lose their tax exemption.

Maybe that will encourage them to stay with religion and stop wandering into politics...

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-11-20 01:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Oh Trump most definitely did use the evangelicals. He used them like cheap $2 ----.

Mainline Protestant churches were leery of him from the get-go for good reason.

Obvious lies Plus obvious hate mongering= a bad leader.

Ffs the Presbyterians in their very polite way disowned him before he was elected and the Methodists tried to excommunicate his attorney general.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2022-11-20 01:20 AM | Reply

No ---- ---.

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-11-20 01:37 AM | Reply

I will state once again, that a religious entity that engages in politics should have their tax exemption revoked.

While that may not stop this type of bull bagels, it will help to reduce the egregious non-religious behavior it spawns.



#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-11-20 01:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Republicans do indeed view evangelicals as chumps. Always have. Goes way back too.

Aide says White House mocked evangelicals
Administration accused of cynical ploy to win votes
Bush adviser denies he called supporters 'nuts'

Julian Borger in Washington
Sat 14 Oct 2006 09.18 EDT

A former senior presidential aide has accused the Bush administration of using evangelical Christians to win votes but then privately ridiculing them once in office. The allegations by David Kuo, the former deputy director of the White House office of faith-based initiatives, come at a devastating time, when the administration is counting on born-again Christians to vote in sufficient numbers to save the Republicans' hold on Congress in the November elections.

In a book entitled Tempting Faith: an Inside Story of Political Seduction, to be published on Monday, Mr Kuo portrays the Bush White House's commitment to evangelical causes as little more than a cynical facade designed to win votes.

"National Christian leaders received hugs and smiles in person and then were dismissed behind their backs and described as ridiculous, out of control, and just plain goofy," Mr Kuo wrote, according to MSNBC television, which obtained an early copy of the book. In particular, he quotes Karl Rove, the president's long-serving political adviser and mentor, as describing evangelical Christians as "nuts".

www.theguardian.com


#6 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-11-20 05:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Of course the political operatives and pros regarded the evangelicals as a bunch of -----. The deep cynicism of the pols was matched by that of the evangelical grifter-leaders who lapped up the attention as they played chase-the-laser-light with their magical thinking flock of marks.

#7 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-11-20 06:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"He used us."

I mean, they used each other. Trump got the presidency, which he used to bilk the American people, and the Talibaptists got the SCOTUS, that would enforce their Christo-fascism. Not sure who they think they're fooling.

"Another warned that if the GOP turns to him in 2024, "we will get destroyed."

And there it is. That's the only concern the righty "Christians" really have.

#8 | Posted by censored at 2022-11-20 07:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

--------.

They knew he was the devil incarnate and they choose to go with him to get what they wanted. We talked about it on here a lot. Bill Johnson said it over and over. "God" uses people like Trump to achieve "god's" will. All part of the strategy, and people like Bill were exuberant in supporting him as long as he got a Religious Court and not a Court of Law out of the deal. Amongst other things.

So they can eat it as far as I'm concerned.

The wacko right-wing "christians" near me have shown no sign of recognizing that they are far more immoral than those they are piously praying for. Oh and yes, they advertise they're praying for us all with signs stating that fact, along with signs for their right-wing extremist political choices.

The only things that's changed is Trump's become more negative than positive for them in achieving their remaining extreme goals.

F**k them all. Every one of them. No forgiveness, no redemption, no forgetting.

#9 | Posted by YAV at 2022-11-20 08:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

'"God" uses people like Trump to achieve "god's" will'

I never understood this. God always has the option to use good people for things.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2022-11-20 08:56 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

'"God" uses people like Trump to achieve "god's" will'

These people just wanted to "win"; or perhaps desperate not to lose. In any case, in their desperation, they began looking for God in ---- piles.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2022-11-20 08:58 AM | Reply

"OMG! Trump is using me!"
-Talibaptists, after they blow their load

#12 | Posted by censored at 2022-11-20 10:25 AM | Reply

'He Used Us'
-----------------

Just like the evangelical groups tried to use Trump to have a larger say in politics reflecting their beliefs by tying their votes as a group hoping to have a greater say by a minority group that otherwise would not get the attention they sought.

To hear this now, sounds like so much sour grapes.

#13 | Posted by BBQ at 2022-11-20 12:39 PM | Reply

they probably have no understanding of the members of their "church" that were treated the same way.

Go figure.

#14 | Posted by JasonM at 2022-11-20 01:17 PM | Reply

"Key Evangelical Figures Turn On Trump: 'He Used Us'"

One thing is always true about Trumpers:
They are always the victim.
Always.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-20 01:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

""Key Evangelical Figures Turn On Trump: 'He Used Us'"

What are they? Stupid? Trump uses everybody.

They weren't crying any tears when they thought they were special. Everybody who hangs out around Trump thinks they're going to be treated "special." It's a running joke.

FCS, do your homework.

#16 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-11-20 02:32 PM | Reply

They weren't crying any tears when they thought they were special.

Even Sparkle Pony eventually figured it out.

#17 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-11-20 02:36 PM | Reply

A message for the evangelicals, every GOP politician uses you. You are pawns being used in their game to further enrich their big donors and you suckers keep falling for it.

#18 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-11-20 02:58 PM | Reply

It's really a symbiotic relationship. He used them and they used him. It was quid pro quo.

#19 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-11-20 03:02 PM | Reply

Was at Church today.

At the potluck afterwards I heard Trump mentioned once to jokingly describe a child's inappropriate behavior.

#20 | Posted by Tor at 2022-11-20 04:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Key Evangelical Figures Turn on Trump: 'He Used Us'

It was a symbiotic relationship. They used each other. Evangelicals knew that Trump was a lying POS with especially low moral turpitude. However, they didn't care as long as he was appointing conservative judges. Now that they have got those judges, they are ready to kick Trump to the curb. But, Trump is not going to go quietly or quickly.

Evangelicals will have to bring in the exorcist if they are to be rid of Trump.

#21 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2022-11-20 04:33 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

They're good at feigning repentance when they get caught with hookers, but I don't think they'll be so pubic about it until someone else starts giving them what they want.

Trump gave them overturning Roe v Wade. What have other Republicans given them?

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-20 04:59 PM | Reply

"Evangelicals knew that Trump was a lying POS with especially low moral turpitude. However, they didn't care as long as he was appointing conservative judges."

Well put.

They are trying to make their members happy by now admitting they were used.

No they weren't and they know better.

Trump served a useful purpose. In fact, if you consider the Roe decision, you can conclude trump was the most honest republican they ever supported.

LOL

#23 | Posted by eberly at 2022-11-20 05:27 PM | Reply

They knew who they were supporting. Donald Trump has many, many, many, many faults but lack of candor about who and what he is has never been one of them.

#24 | Posted by s1l3ntc0y0t3 at 2022-11-20 06:09 PM | Reply

So now that all these Conservatives are admitting that the Libs were right all along about Trump, does that mean they'll start listening to them more in the future?
After all, that is the real point here that nobody seems to be harping on.
By saying they were wrong, they're admitting the rest of us were right. The so called "Liberal" media should be rubbing their faces in it.

#25 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2022-11-20 07:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

So now that all these Conservatives are admitting that the Libs were right all along about Trump, does that mean they'll start listening to them more in the future?
After all, that is the real point here that nobody seems to be harping on.
By saying they were wrong, they're admitting the rest of us were right. The so called "Liberal" media should be rubbing their faces in it.

#25 | Posted by TFDNihilist

Excellent point, TFD

#26 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-11-20 08:10 PM | Reply

#25 ... No, they don't have to listen. Religion is a brute-force type of thinking. Logic has no meaning. They can just say whoops and go back to reading the same book for the rest of their lives.

#27 | Posted by Brennnn at 2022-11-20 11:43 PM | Reply

Tax the churches

#28 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-11-21 12:59 AM | Reply

I think you mean to say tax these churches after all you're not a communist or anything right?

#29 | Posted by Tor at 2022-11-21 01:21 AM | Reply

The evangelicals offered up their p*ssies, he grabbed them and now they complain his hands are dirty.

#30 | Posted by Sezu at 2022-11-21 08:14 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"The evangelicals offered up their p*ssies"

You seem angry He wouldn't come anywhere near your mimsy.

#31 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2022-11-21 10:20 AM | Reply

Angry?

It was a well played analogy based on Trump's own words and actions, and these Christians that prostituted themselves for their own gain now whinging about their all to willing participation.

#32 | Posted by YAV at 2022-11-21 11:11 AM | Reply

#31 Hit a bit too close to home?

#33 | Posted by Sezu at 2022-11-21 01:40 PM | Reply

Finally 'figured it out' did they?

Evangelists: 'not the brightest bulbs on the Christmas Tree'...

#34 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-11-21 02:50 PM | Reply

"I mean, they used each other. Trump got the presidency, which he used to bilk the American people, and the Talibaptists got the SCOTUS, that would enforce their Christo-fascism."

Exactly!

#35 | Posted by danni at 2022-11-21 03:23 PM | Reply

Don't tell me what I mean,Tor.

#36 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-11-22 04:59 AM | Reply

And there it is. That's the only concern the righty "Christians" really have.

#8 | POSTED BY CENSORED

100% They used him too. A codependent relationship if there ever was one. He used them to get into power, they used him to get the SCOTUS that would overturn Roe. Now that they got what they wanted, they can try to be meek and contrite all they want. But I have no respect for their so-called "christian values" anymore. Because those values are on a moving slider depending what they think they need to do to get their way and enforce their will on the rest of us.

#37 | Posted by El_Buscador at 2022-11-22 11:23 AM | Reply

In my current opinion, many (most?) Christians are no longer a religious entity, they have become a political entity.

When politicians and political actions are discussed from the pulpit, religion is no longer the reason to have the religious gatherings. Politics has become that reason.

And, as I stated early in this thread, once politics supersedes religion in the a church, that church should lose its tax exempt status.


#39 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-11-22 11:56 AM | Reply

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