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Christian Prophets Are Sounding Off on the Second Coming of Trump
Trump is never coming back (and neither is Jesus).
Second Coming prophecies have really ramped up lately—and no, we’re not talking about the return of Jesus. The same people who received messages from God telling them that Donald Trump would win re-election keep moving the goalposts. Christian “prophet” Jeff Jansen now believes Trump will be back in power by June. (Someone please remind us of this on July 1.)
QAnon is even more ambitious, putting the exact date on Trump’s second inauguration as March 4, 2021. The Trump Organization was quick to cash in on the cult’s gullibility by nearly tripling room rates at the Trump International Hotel in D.C. for March 3rd and 4th.
And then there’s “prophetess” Amanda Grace, who says Trump is still president because God never told her he wouldn’t serve a second term. She reinforces this prophecy by pointing to the impeachment trial — because, according to Grace and other people who are wrong, you can’t impeach someone who is no longer president — therefore, Trump is still president.
A Bangladeshi court has sentenced eight men to death for the 2015 murder of book publisher Faisal Abedin Deepan. The men, belonging to the Islamic extremist group Ansar al Islam, attacked Deepan for publishing the works of atheist author Dr. Avijit Roy, who was killed earlier the same year for allegedly blasphemy.
Arizona State Rep. Athena Salman, an atheist who’s been harshly criticized in the past for her perfectly inclusive and uplifting secular invocations, had some words regarding a religious invocation that took place today, courtesy of her Trump-loving colleagues.Flashback to all the times I was berated by conservative lawmakers for my invocations that: 2017. Invoked recognition for the Goodness in Humanity 2018. Read “Human Family” by Maya Angelou 2019. Admired the Wonders of our Universe https://t.co/2K4LsFJn8RLengthy prayer before today's Senate floor session included the pastor asking that the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors be brought before God's throne and that accountability prevailJulia Shumway @JMShumway
Nothing says "I love this country" more than forced acts of pretend patriotism.
The Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers are calling out their state’s streak of Christian Nationalist bills in the biggest way they can: with digital billboards. Here’s one of the three billboard messages:
Three of the bills that are likely to soon pass in the Republican-controlled Iowa legislature include:
House File 170, which would allow Christian business owners to discriminate against LGBTQ people.
Senate File 159, which would send taxpayer dollars to private Christian schools at the expense of public secular ones.
House File 272, which would eliminate gender identity as a protected class under the state’s civil rights laws.