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A Soccer Player Was Suspended for Hurting God's Feelings.
This is a real headline in 2020.
Preacher Beth Moore upset all the right white evangelicals with a tweet this weekend denouncing Trumpism as “dangerous” and “not of God.” She’s been doing this for years, but not always with this much bluntness. If only all those megachurch pastors had the same kind of courage.
According to a POLITICO exposé, Jerry Falwell, Jr.’s Falkirk Center “think tank” appears to be nothing more than a front to funnel money from Liberty University into the Republican Party. As a reminder, Liberty U. has non-profit status, hence the controversy of them meddling in politics.
Conservative writer Cameron Hilditch is pointing the finger at public schools for why children don’t believe in God. His theory goes like this: If kids don’t have God shoved down their throats at school, they won’t become believers. He says this like it’s a bad thing that public schools are secular. He urges parents to take a radical step:
The time has come for religious parents to take their children back from the state. It simply will not do anymore for faithful Americans to drop their sons and daughters off at the curbside every morning for the government to collect as if they were taking out the trash… the only real road to religious revival is the one that begins with each parent’s first step out of the public school’s doors.
An Italian soccer player received a one-game suspension for blaspheming on the field by using a word that essentially hurts God’s feelings.
Even stranger? It’s hardly the first time something like this has happened.
There's *actual* religious persecution... and then there's whatever white evangelicals think will happen.
Gallup released a survey last week revealing that mental health is tanking in 2020 — no surprise there — but one group of people saw their mental health get better over the past year: those who attend church weekly.
It makes sense that regular connection with like-minded people outside of your household is going to lift your spirits, sure, but that arguably applies just as well to members of weekly Zoom trivia teams. You could also speculate that those who are still attending church weekly may not be taking the pandemic as seriously and are blissfully ignorant to the hellscape the rest of us are living in.
Conservative writer Michael Brown wants you to know that Trumpism is not inherently racist, sexist, or bigoted because he doesn’t consider himself any of those things.
Finally, point goes to singer Richard Marx.