Trump is Literally Sharing Fake News (Because He Thinks It's Real)
Even Christian satire is too on the nose for him.
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Donald Trump isn’t modest about his fame, but he backed off just enough to pander to his Christian supporters at a MAGA rally in North Carolina yesterday. He glowingly alleged:
… Someone said to me the other day, “You’re the most famous person in the world by far.” I said, “No, I’m not. No I’m not.”
They said, “Yes you are.”
I said, “No.”
They said, “Who’s more famous?”
I said, “Jesus Christ.” [Audience cheers]
I’m not taking any chances! I’m not gonna have… I’m not having any arguments! Jesus Christ! I’m not gonna take any chances… And let me look up and I’ll say, “And it’s not even close.”"Someone said to me the other day, 'you're the most famous person in the world by far.' I said, 'no I'm not' ... they said, 'who's more famous?' I said, 'Jesus Christ'" -- Trump
There’s no fame-ranking. That conversation never happened. But the audience loved it.
I need to stop watching weird sermons:
A whites-only church is trying to move into a small Minnesota town and locals aren’t having it. The church, Asatru Folk Assembly, makes their racism pretty clear in their statement of ethics,
“Healthy families are the cornerstone of folk society and its strength and prosperity is derived from them. We in Asatru support strong, healthy white family relationships. We want our children to grow up to be mothers and fathers to white children of their own. We believe that those activities and behaviors supportive of the white family should be encouraged while those activities and behaviors destructive of the white family are to be discouraged.”
Yikes. The good news is that the city council doesn’t seem to want them there either. The official vote is scheduled for next month.
Few things are more satisfying than when a public figure falls for a satire website, like Trump did this morning when he retweeted conservative “humor” site Babylon Bee… clearly not understanding how it was a joke.Twitter Shuts Down Entire Network To Slow Spread Of Negative Biden News babylonbee.com/news/twitter-s… via Wow, this has never been done in history. This includes his really bad interview last night. Why is Twitter doing this. Bringing more attention to Sleepy Joe & Big T
Even better than Trump sharing real fake news? Babylon Bee’s quick follow-up story:
Dove Award-winning Christian singer Chris Rice is being accused of sexually abusing children at church retreats over a period of several years. The abuse came to light when the church hired investigators to look into sexual abuse allegations of a former pastor of the same church.
They’re making fun of us in New Zealand and we totally deserve it.
A mere 20-minutes after a statue of Jesus sleeping on a park bench was installed outside of an Ohio church, someone called the police. The installation is meant to encourage compassion for the housing insecure— and, on that point, it’s clear we have a long way to go.
No, this isn’t a lost Tim and Eric episode. Janet Porter, president of the conservative group Faith2Action, recently filmed the pilot for a sitcom. A real sitcom. For $100,000.
Imagine your own aunt writing and starring in a sitcom. This is worse than that.Janet Porter, the radical anti-choice activist responsible for the wave of "Heartbeat Bills" that have passed in various states, has produced a sitcom pilot. We had to watch the trailer, so now you do too. Part I:
Porter said she had already written all 13 episodes of Season 1.
In a disturbing story out of France, a teacher was killed in an apparent terrorist attack after showing students caricatures of the Islamic Prophet Mohammad during a discussion about free speech.
The suspect was shot dead after threatening police officers. This battle between free speech and religious extremism has never really ended.
Enjoy this stroll through Genesis 39, the story of Joseph and… I think Becki Falwell.
Finally, if you get a chance to watch it this weekend on Amazon, I absolutely loved “What the Constitution Means to Me” by Heidi Schreck, which premiered online today after a live run in New York City. If you appreciate law, feminism, and progressive politics, you’ll enjoy it. (Especially the young debater at the end!)