The Trump Prophecy and the Evangelical Vote | Renegade Cut

The Trump Prophecy and the Evangelical Vote | Renegade Cut

In March of this year, President Donald Trump
traveled to meet with his southern voting base in the red state of Alabama. The state had recently suffered through a
tornado, and his handlers undoubtedly believed this would be a good photo opportunity. While there, his MAGA disciples, his Trumpism
apostles, thrust the Holy Bible on him and had him sign the pages of scripture as if
it were a middle schooler’s autograph book. They look so excited – elated, even – to
see the President – this president — and to have him participate in this unusual ritual,
this mild sacrilege. After all, this is Donald Trump, friend to
Christians everywhere and devout Protestant. A Presbyterian powerhouse of faith, imbued
with the humility of Jesus Christ himself. This twice divorced adulterer, this loathsome
creature accused many times of sexual assault, this obvious liar, this even more obvious
fraud. How is Donald Trump…their guy? If he doesn’t behave the way Christ would
have him behave, why is he so popular among the flock? Trump may be the least outwardly
religious president in modern American history, prompting the least controversial and least
confrontational living comedian Jim Gaffigan to remark “I can’t believe every woman I
know is marching in the streets and CNN is showing Trump pretending to believe in God.” According to exit polling from the New York
Times, the results of the 2016 general election show that Trump handily won the Catholic vote
and even more resoundingly won the Protestant vote. They. Love. Him. Or at least, they love what he’s doing. Last year saw the release of the latest in
the Christian exploitation film assembly line: The Trump Prophecy. It’s the “true story” [card] of real life
fire fighter Mark Taylor. During a sabbatical from the department due
to PTSD, Mark begins receiving visions from God and the Devil. Either that or nightmares consistent with
having PTSD, whatever. One night in 2011, Mark falls asleep with
the news on, so he hears Donald Trump’s voice while dreaming. Because of this, Mark concludes that Trump
has been chosen by God himself to be the next President of the United States, much in the
same way that God always chooses the Super Bowl winner. Mark’s extremely unprofessional doctors help
spread this vision of a Trump-led America, starting prayer chains and horn-blowing rituals. Although Trump does not run in 2012, a year
after Mark has his dream, he does run in 2016 and wins, turning Mark’s nightmare into OURS. Mark was right, his vision now proven. After all, he prayed for it to happen. It’s not like anyone else in America prayed
for their candidate to win. God confirmed. So, is that why Trump won? Because God intervened? Well, no, but Trump’s support among God’s
most radical American Christians – white Evangelicals – definitely helped. According to The Nation, 81% of white Evangelical
Protestants, the Christian base of the Republican Party, voted for Trump. “Evangelical” is superficially a religious
designation, not a political one…but it has actually come to be both. It became the common name for the revivals
of the 18th and 19th centuries, in America. These revivals were not just about waking
up current Protestants but finding new Protestants – conversion. Immediate conversion, in fact. Evangelicals supposedly adhere to the 19th
century revival doctrine of the importance of evangelism and conversion and the final
authority of the Bible. Although America became more secular throughout
much of the 20th century, the insertion of religion into politics had a revival of its
own. Frances Fitzgerald, author of The Evangelicals:
The Struggle to Shape America, explained it like this: “When Jimmy Carter, a liberal
Southern Baptist, ran for president in 1976, the pollster George Gallup estimated that
fifty million Americans were ‘born-again’ Christians, and Newsweek magazine ran a cover
story, ‘Born Again! The Evangelicals,’ explaining who these millions
of people were. Four years later the Christian right emerged
in force, declaring holy war against ‘secular humanism’ and vowing to mobilize evangelicals
to arrest the moral decay of the country. Jerry Falwell, a fundamentalist pastor, Pat
Robertson, a televangelist, and conservative Southern Baptists led the charge against the
gay rights movement, abortion, and the banning of school prayer. At an enormous rally in Dallas, Ronald Reagan
became their standard-bearer, and won the presidential election with the help of evangelical
votes.” AUDIO 3 Speaking of Falwell, The Trump Prophecy is
actually a production of Rick Eldridge’s ReelWorks Studios, in cooperation with the film department
of Liberty University, the evangelical school founded by Falwell himself. But between the election of Jimmy Carter and
the PROPHETIC election of Donald Trump, a lot happened with evangelicals and American
politics. The formation of evangelicals into a political
force rather than a religious sect began with a court ruling against Christian private school
Bob Jones University. In 1960, Bob Jones Sr. famously said “If
you are against segregation and against racial segregation, then you are against God.” In 1971, his school was forced to de-segregate,
and because of this, powerful Christians began to mobilize evangelicals into a predominantly
white and predominantly conservative voting block. Evangelical politics are inherently conservative,
and though black evangelicals exist, the evangelical movement has been inherently white. The individual is not the same as the movement. In 1979, Jerry Falwell launched the Moral
Majority, an organization set up to register conservative Christians to vote and mobilize
them against the nascent gay rights movement and reproductive rights. This was furthered along by Christian media
like the Christian Broadcasting Network, seen here prominently displayed in The Trump Prophecy. These organizations and denominations combine
under the banner of The Religious Right. This was and is not a movement of “Christians”
so much as it was and is a movement of a political ideology in which Christianity was one of
the elements or traits, the others including being white, conservative and Republican. The Religious Right was not registering American
Christians to vote in hopes they will vote Democrat. The Religious Right is not exclusively evangelical
or exclusively white, and evangelicals are not exclusively white or exclusively Republican,
but those are still the predominant elements of both the evangelical sect and the Religious
Right. This means that the term “evangelical”
can also be used as a political identification for an ethno-religious group. In an article for The Christian Century, Harry
Bruinius wrote: “As a group, they reveal some of the clearest political positions of
any subgroup. Making up around 25 percent of the population,
white evangelicals are by far the group most worried about the threats they see as posed
by immigrants. They are by far the most suspicious of Islam. They are by far the most resistant to same-sex
marriage.” Evangelicals don’t want to elect a “Christian”
president. They want to elect a socially conservative
Republican whether he’s a devout Christian or not. Barack Obama famously attended Church regularly,
as evidenced by his pastor being a talking point on the campaign trail, but his Christianity
was sometimes spoken of suspiciously by the right and in conspiratorial tones about how
he must be a secret Muslim! Obama spoke of his faith often and with sincerity,
but he didn’t meet the real criteria of the Evangelicals. Trump trips over his own words when trying
to convince people of his devotion to Christ, but Evangelicals adore him anyway. There are a lot of competing theories about
why this is. Is it racism or an honest mistake or racism,
or is it racism? We can’t know for sure. In The Trump Prophecy, a running joke is that
Christian voters say they “Never cared for Trump…” before and changed their minds,
which is supposed to be cute but is actually telling about their real goals. Evangelicals and The Religious Right in general
do not aim to put a Christian in the White House. That has been “mission accomplished” for
over 200 years. Instead, they aim to put socially conservative
presidents in the White House. Obama is not some socialist or leftist, he’s
a neoliberal, but anyone left of Ronald Reagan was too much for the Religious Right, regardless
of their Christian bonafides. The Trump Prophecy is split into two parts,
the narrative portion that makes up over an hour of its runtime and a talking heads style
documentary short that makes up the rest. During the narrative portion, Mark never goes
into specifics about why Trump should be president outside of it being told to him by God in
a dream. He also rarely references actual political
issues or talking points. Trump just…needs to be president, and evangelicals
and socially conservative Republicans in general can fill in the blanks as to why that needs
to be. Trump’s most defining characteristics are
his appeals to white nativism, nationalism and traditionalism. He doesn’t have to say anything particularly
Christian to appeal to Evangelical Christians because the evangelical movement has been
more about white nativism, nationalism and traditionalism than it has been about more
Christ-like beliefs like care for the poor. What does Mark even believe anyway? Well, fortunately for us, the character Mark
is based on the real life Mark, and he is very open about his beliefs. These are some highlights from a forty minute
interview that I had to listen to. Incidentally, I’ve read some of his prophecies,
and they all RHYME. They are rhyming prophecies. But maybe Mark is a bit of a strawman. Are Evangelicals in general still supporting
Trump with such fervor, and what do Evangelicals in general even want from Trump? The answer to the first question is a resounding
yes. No matter what Trump does, no matter how many
children are put in cages, no matter how many revelations about his personal life, no matter
what he does that seems to be in direct violation of the teachings of Jesus Christ, Evangelicals
continue to strongly support Trump. A study from the Public Religion Research
Institute from last year showed that 75% of white Evangelicals have a positive opinion
of Trump. That’s 81% white Evangelical men and 71% white
Evangelical women. So, what do Evangelicals want? Well…they want to win. According to Vox, during the 2016 primaries,
Trump’s favorability rating among white evangelicals fluctuated at around 30 percent. It increased dramatically after Trump won
the nomination. This is not an anomaly. It happened with Mitt Romney too. When Romney entered the race, his numbers
among white evangelicals were a little low, possible due to suspicion of his Mormon faith
and his dalliances with liberalism. But as soon as he became the nominee, none
of that mattered. All that mattered was that Romney was their
best bet at curtailing gay rights. Their best bet at reversing Roe v. Wade. Their best bet against a president who they
viewed as secretly Muslim or at least foreign. See, the thing about the evangelical culture
is that it is so mired in other traits that evangelicals don’t know where their white
nativism ends and their belief in the final authority of the Bible begins. Republican partisanship is baked into evangelical
identity in America. Remember what Bob Jones Sr. said? If you’re against segregation than you’re
against God? That’s how it works. If you’re one of those things, then you’re
all of those things and deviation from this norm is anathema. The “values voters” who judged the candidate
by their character are gone, replaced over time by pragmatists. Transactional, utilitarian political ethics. This is reinforced in The Trump Prophecy. Between the narrative and the documentary
short contained within the movie, there is this music video – sighs yeah, I know – uh,
there’s a music video for a song called “The Greater Good.” And if you think that’s a coincidence or I’m
looking too deeply into this, the song was written for this movie, and the lyrics were
written by the writer and producer of the film, Rick Eldridge. The message of The Trump Prophecy is that
no matter who Trump is, no matter what else Trump does, no matter the cost to our humanity,
he’s still the best way to get what they want. And yeah, besides winning, they did get a
lot from Trump. Namely, access. That’s access during the campaign and now
during his administration. In August of 2016, with the Trump campaign
seemingly on its last legs, the Republican candidate pivoted toward gaining the favor
of the Evangelical voting block. On August 12, he attended an event called
Rediscovering God in America Renewal Project, co-hosted by the Liberty Counsel, a far right
hate group with a focus on anti-LGBT legislation. Mike Huckabee, a Southern baptist minister,
failed presidential candidate and bad Twitter haver, began to stump for the Trump campaign. Trump began to tell the Evangelicals that
he would repeal the Johnson Amendment, which prevents churches from endorsing political
candidates. Trump once remarked, while on the campaign
trail: “So go out and spread the word, and once I get in I will do the thing that I do
very well, and I figure it’s probably, maybe, the only way I’m going to get to heaven. So I better do a good job.” It might be a leap to say that Evangelicals
tipped the scales in favor of Trump on election day because, really, so many things had to
suddenly go Trump’s way for him to win the election, but his coddling of the Religious
Right, particularly the Evangelicals, certainly helped. And since becoming president, this relationship
has only grown stronger. Trump, whether he himself is religious or
not, needs the Evangelical base to secure his re-election in 2020. Remember that bit about Evangelicals being
the demographic that feared immigration the most, hated Islam the most and denounced same-sex
relationships the most? Well, Trump doubled down on all of that. Immigration: his fabled wall is so important
to him and his base that he has declared a national emergency to get the funds. Attempts to shut this down have failed so
far. And Islam? Well, he has finally won with his Muslim travel
ban. And what about same-sex relationships? Alex Azar, secretary of health and human services,
exempted South Carolina from anti-discrimination statutes that protect same-sex couples. And what of abortion, the forever hot topic
among Christians? The Trump administration is facilitating access
between themselves and the anti-abortion religious right. Azar was interviewed by the President of the
Family Research Council Tony Perkins at an anti-abortion event called ProLifeCon. The Family Research Council, by the way, is
listed as a hate group by the SPLC. Although reproductive rights are the law of
the land, that has not stopped the Trump administration from trying to skirt around this to placate
their evangelical base. Azar listed victories – new policies that
make it difficult to obtain an abortion, including allowing healthcare workers to refuse to treat
patients. Perkins famously compares being gay to pedophilia
and advocates for the quickly becoming illegal activity of conversion therapy, widely considered
among the psychiatric community as a form of torture. Paula White, a televangelist from Florida
is cited as the president’s chief spiritual adviser. She has a direct line to the White House,
once saying “You can do that because you have a seat there.” She is not alone. Johnnie Moore, a Southern Baptist minister
and former co-chair of the Trump campaign’s evangelical advisory board, estimated he’d
visited the White House 20 times by 2018. Trump regularly hosts Evangelical meetings
at the White House. In August of 2018, approximately 100 Evangelical
leaders were invited to the White House for what was practically an official state dinner. Trump will do anything to hold on to the Evangelicals
– even lie to their faces. In a closed-door meeting with Evangelical
leaders last year, Trump repeated his claim that he had gotten rid of the aforementioned
law forbidding churches from endorsing political candidates. This is false. The law remains on the books even after attempts
by Republicans to kill it. Trump has said to his base: “The level of
hatred, the level of anger is unbelievable. Part of it is because of some of the things
I’ve done for you… …they will overturn everything that we’ve done and they’ll do
it quickly and violently, and violently. There’s violence. When you look at Antifa and you look at some
of these groups — these are violent people. … Now you’re not silenced anymore. It’s gone and there’s no penalty anymore and
if you like somebody or if you don’t like somebody you can go out and say, ‘This man
is going to be great for evangelicals…’” There is more that Evangelicals want besides
those handful of things I mentioned. They are really, really into Israel. Like, they are thirsty for Israel. I could explain why, but…*sighs* …honestly,
it would take a whole separate video, which I will do one day. There’s just no time left in this one. I will leave you today with a quote from Kurt
Eichenwald of Newsweek, written a few months before the 2016 election and addressed to
then House Speaker Paul Ryan and far-right conservative James Dobson: “The primary
issue here is the credibility of evangelicalism, particularly as it relates to politics. For years, there has been a logic to the evangelists’
support of the Republican Party: Both held similar views on most social issues, and there
was more public discussion by conservative candidates about how faith informed their
policies. This year, that is not true. Instead, you have a man whose positions on
important social issues have changed, whose faith is obviously shallow and who seems to
know nothing about even the basics of evangelicalism, Christianity or the Bible. Mr. Dobson, if Donald Trump represents Christian
values, those values mean nothing.”

100 thoughts on “The Trump Prophecy and the Evangelical Vote | Renegade Cut

  1. After reading some of the comments, I feel like it is time for a teachable moment. This video is a critique of the political movement by white evangelicals to ensure far right policies under the guise of faith. It is not a "f*** Christianity" video. I am not an Angry YouTube Atheist™, and this comments section is not a place for your "Christians are a cancer" or "Protestants can go to hell" replies. Do you not understand that criticism of the actions of a political movement is not the same as calling religion "evil" or someone the "Antichrist"? If you tried to get a comment like that through, I assure you that it was deleted in my "Held for Review" folder. Nobody saw it but me, and I was appalled. All comments on my channel are always held for review until I click Approve. I also assure you that if it was egregious enough, your account has been shadow banned.

    This is not a space that will engender hate. Too many YouTubers just let the worst of the worst in their comments sections and among their audiences without saying anything or doing anything about it. If you are posting comments like that, I can only assume that you must be new here. Not in my house. I am stupefied by this response. Do you honestly believe that calling for the genocide of Christians because they voted for Trump is even remotely appropriate? Absolutely ghoulish.

    Don't reply to this defending that kind of behavior or any "To be FAIR…" malarkey or you will see your account banned too. Your comments will be invisible to everyone but yourself. Try harder, please. Thank you.

  2. What? Alabama gets a tornado and its witchcraft, but California gets a natural disaster and it's God's judgment.

  3. Grew up evangelical. Didn't realize just how right-wing it was until I started pointing out how their political beliefs seemed to clash with the words of their savior. I was then told I should read Ayn Rand. 'Nuff said. I was out.

  4. Trump and his whole greasy shitstain family looks like the last place they should be is in a church. They look so damn out of place, like toddlers on a college campus.

  5. Yikes, that Soros rant… I knew about the conspiracy theory but I don't think I've heard anyone unironically say it out loud before.

  6. white men have always been rotten; that the first woman president not be a white one was far more important.

  7. They call themselves Evangelicals when they're not even spiritual enough to see that Trump is one of the most corrupt ungodly men to ever become president. They can't see that the Bible preaches against everything Trump stands for.

  8. A simplified view as to why evangelicals support Israel is because they believe that once the 10 lost tribes are returned to Israel, then Christ will come again and the end of the world will be upon us. Crazy shit

  9. Call yourself religious or Christian or whatever BUT if your program seeks to discriminate or harm ANY human being, you are not in the right!

  10. I’m all for freedom of religion, despite being an atheist. But religion, especially American Christians, has so closely wrapped itself in politics i can’t tell where politicians begin and pastors end. I have a huge gripe against religions having massive influence over policy.

    Honestly, it bewilders me how evangelicals persistently vote for men/women and policies that don’t benefit them AT ALL yet this doesn’t matter because they’re “Christians”.

    I can’t help but feel that the willful ignorance in the face of overwhelming information to the contrary is indicative of where we are heading. The divide is widening and the misinformed are on a drastic rise.

    I wish politics was DIVORCED from religion. I also wish religions had to pay taxes like the rest of us. Speaking of taxes, i wish we would once again tax the rich up to 70-80% like we used to. When America was “great”.

  11. I just donated to SPLC (southern poverty law center) and ACLU this is terrifying and cult45 is a plague on America and the world!

  12. Jeremiah Wright was right: "God damn America for killing innocent people. God damn America, for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America, as long as she tries to act like she is God, and she is supreme."

  13. by their own admissions, evangelicals are evangelicals first, christians sometimes, and americans maybe.

  14. Evangelicals want Israel because they literally WANT to bring about the actual biblical apocalypse, ya see, when the jews rebuild the presumably third temple, then god will yeet down into its holy of holies to be supreme dictator of earth heaven heaven on earth and have muhammad jesus convert everyone and murder anyone who refuses all so they can be the squishy fodder for daddy's hatewar on freethinking. they neglect to mention the fact that the temple would have to be built exactly to plans that don't exist, and consecrated by an entire extinct tribe of jews with a sacrifice of an extinct animal, but since this all relies on a healthy mix of genocide and fucking magic the only real thing to worry about is the planned genocide.

  15. This w ickrd infividual is a rotten hypoctit. I bet the bible burst into flames and he laughed.

  16. Thank God (lol) that I escaped the evangelical church, I grew up in. It was a German branch of an U.S organization. Thanks America.

  17. Listening to an intellectual powerhouse such as yourself boil something down to aaanghh raaacist was extremely dissapointing

  18. Christian movement my arse, political power house intent on a theocracy based on white supremacy and lies! Trump prophecy, he will bring about chaos world wide! GOOD VIDEO WELL EXPLAINED!

  19. Evangelicals and Israel……'they just need us to keep the lights on for their messiah' Brink HBO series quote from the Israeli foreign minister. That says it all! The narrow thinking of judgemental intolerance.

  20. It would not make sense for the Evangelical Right to vote for someone who speaks against the Evangelical Right.

  21. "Christian Supremacists"

    And a Bible verse, basically saying:
    "If against Israel, against God"

    In case anyone's wondering.

  22. Even more troubling than his Godless lifestyle, is his admission that he has never sought forgiveness from Christ. This is what Evangelicals do not, and will not, address. The hypocrisy among his Christian base is obvious to everyone but them.

  23. You ought to add in Trump’s blackmail of Jerry Falwell Jr. It’s a critical element that explains how evangelicals managed to finally get past their disgust of Trump. Before Falwell endorsed Trump, he really was going no where. But when Falwell had a problem with some inappropriate pics, for some reason he called Trump. WHY call Trump? Obviously Trump was behind getting the pics, then had that guy hire a lawyer who was told to have Falwell call Trump in order to get Cohen involved. If this isn’t obviously a Trump dirt plan from the start, then nothing makes sense any more.

    Add this to the pool boy suit and the long time rumors of Jerry Jr being gay back in his Liberty University days (he graduated in 1980. I had a friend who attended in 1979-1983, and he said everyone on campus suspected he was gay, and some Falwell affiliate churches even broke with Falwell over the issue). So this suit deriving from Falwell befriending this 21 year old pool boy, and then giving him $4.6 million to buy a gay flop house in Maimi, rings true.

  24. These evangelical fundamentalist Christians have become 21st century pharasies. If Jesus, a middle easterner, came back, they would demand that trump kill. him.

  25. Anyone left if Reagan…
    Are u serious Reagan once explained that Social Security was not the source of federal deficit being pay in program

  26. I consider myself a survivor, having broken away from the Catholic Church and the evangelical views of my family at large. It is easy to feel like it is hopeless to overcome these people’s politics, and I often wish that we had a more concrete plan of action to reclaim this country’s political life.

  27. I would love to see POTUS's "entire" Christian WH dinner speech. both POTUS and Christian leaders god is green

  28. Obama was the African Ronald Reagan. If he was white and Republican, they would've loved his policies.

  29. Wait till he walks into the antichrist rebuilt temple, they’ll be so happy when he declares himself god….. so very very happy.

  30. I never really think about how bad the political right actually is. Thier opposition against secular humanism spits in the face of everything I believe.

  31. There are evangelicals like Jim Wallis who try to carry on MLK's legacy. Fundamentalism is a subgroup of evangelism. Not all fundamentalists agree with Falwell and Pat Robertson.

  32. The Evangelical church is a business that sells fear and loathing and enteral life and all it takes in return is your freedom, your ability to think for yourself, and your cash (tax free).


  34. 8:39 I am stop you right there mister narrator. The answer is racism. This majority of so-called Christian care about you being white and not any other type of minority. Thus a Democrat shouldn't even bother trying to court these people for the possibility of votes.

  35. They also support him because he seems to be in alignment with the anti-LGBT groups.

    Christianity has been on the decline with my age group. We have to remember Evangelicalism has an aging population. Someone they are comfortable with a time where women are submissive and mysogyny . Comfortable with men having control over what women can do with their bodies. Comfortable with segregation. Comfortable with despondency for the marginalized communities and the disenfranchised. Comfortable with bigotry. Lets make America great again for a select and privileged group of people . I guess that's christ-like.

    Oh and comfortable walking with jesus and supporting a president who perpetually uses profanity with no signs of slowing down.

    When was America great?

  36. Evangelicals scare the hell out of me. I believe in God, I do not believe in Trump. He is quite possibly the anti-Christ and the harbinger of the end of America as we know it.

  37. Thank you for this video. As someone from an Evangelical family who grew up in the South, I’m surrounded by the mentality you discuss constantly. In the American South Christianity is inextricably linked to conservatism and nationalism. To vote Democrat/independent even once is enough to have your Christian faith questioned in most southern churches. It’s been difficult these past few years to deal with the cognitive dissonance of people I used to respect. On the other hand though, it’s somewhat nice to have the mask ripped off so clearly.

  38. Great stuff. Terrifying, but great. I'd love to see your video on the relationship between evangelicals and Israel, particularly now, but I'd imagine the idea of delving into that issue would be depressing as hell.

  39. I felt honored that at every moment and at every claim, I could always separate it from my faith. Actually, I was much more often left facepalming, not being from the USA.

  40. I hear a lot of arguments that these evangelics would never vote for Bernie (because racism) but I guess they wouldn't even vote for Biden or any democrat no matter what.

  41. Christians who follow the ways of the world, who follow Trump, are far from Christ. Christians who spend their time on prophecies, antichrist, devils, condemning strangers, are far from Christ. These people are no different than the "Devil" they condemn. well, perhaps worse in some cases.They become the den of devils.

  42. Trump wants to be President forever. He puts it right out there for all to see lol idiots worship him.

  43. Holy crap that guy is a legitimately batty person. I gotta say, as a witch I must have missed the 'send hurricanes to Texas and Florida' memo.

  44. As a former Christian, you got it in one. It's essential for liberals and leftists to realize there is no moral imperative the evangelical voting block won't throw under the bus in order to Win.

  45. I had an arguement with one of my customers, a fundementalist, he said "Muslims worship Mohammed", I told him "No! Muslims worship Allah and Allah is another name of the God within the Abrahamic faiths, JWVH for the Jews, God for Christians and Allah for Muslims are just different names for the same god"
    His response? "Oh no I don't think any of thats true, my priest told us muslims worship Mohammed and he speaks truth"

  46. 11:00
    Ooooooh. When they keep saying Trump is 10 steps ahead, they mean at implementing a fascist etho state. So they already know he's a Nazi and have watched this weird show.

  47. I mourn the original intent of christianity. What happened to loving everyone equally? Finding a church that doesnt say blanketed bigotry in its sermons is exausting, I just want to be able to trust my fellow Christians again and not worry about what they are doing on the internet, or who they're hurting in the name of God.

  48. i was raised by evangelicals and this hit close to home. i had to go home for summer break and they drag me to church. i saw the lead singer in the band had a Blue Lives Matter badge.

  49. If bad things happen to people I don't like, it's because God did it as punishment. If bad things happen to people that I do like, the bad people used witchcraft to make it happen.

  50. "Nothing beats the bible, nothing – not even the the art of the deal"
    Good lord! Is it possible to become even more of a cartoon character than this!??

  51. "Evangelical" is just another way of saying "Racist Theocratic Fascist"
    God Damn Them All to Hell.

  52. "I sat down with a pen and a paper, just like the Apostle Paul"
    Yeah, I'm sure a pen is exactly what was used for writing in the first century ^^

  53. 11:48 excuse me what, so you're saying man is more powerful than god? Bc if so, I don't know why you'd worship a genocidal asshole who was ALSO weaker than you
    anything to push the agenda ig

  54. I feel like Trump helped the atheist and skeptic community most. Cause now all these so called Christians exposing their beliefs will lose a huge chunk of future members.

  55. Νοoooo, you actually really? really? really? listened for forty minutes the rhyming prophecy? Brave human you are!!! (Any side-effects????) ~ I grew up as an evangelist. All my life, all aspects of a life – are filled with the right believe system. We were tought that we are the chosen one's and all the other people are to be avoided. "Stay away from them", "they are with satan and their only goal-aim is to make you sin", was the message. We would hang out only with our people, evenings after school, weekends, holidays. Never with anybody else. We would have an informal dress and looking code, long hair for girls, long dresses – skirts, no make up, have bible research and had to write down every day "the wonders" that God had send to our life's. So, we would basically controll one the other and one oneself and all of us by the immediate person responsible for confession. AFoucaultian self observation every morning and inspection. I think i was a very shy teenager and afraid of other people, as though they would -if i reach out to them – be responsible for my demise. So, i always feared anyone outside the group. Till we got some hindu girls in school and they very genuinelly nice…so i asked if they would go to heaven with me. Because, God is love and heaven is were the good people go. The answer was no. I asked then "but if they are born in India and never heard of Christ, and they are good?" the answer was again "no, not really, bcs even in India you have our missionaries and god chooses whom he wants"…that was the "first brick in my wall" i just could not make sense out of it. Yes, so being pre-chosen by god, gives psychologicaly speaking an imense power feeling to that person. You think you are a superhero. Invincible.

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