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Donald Trump Was About To Make Jerry Falwell, Jr. Education Secretary. Let That Sink In.

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.01.2016 | Queer Voices

Donald Trump has settled on billionaire Betsy DeVos as his choice for Secretary of Education, a woman with her own, long anti-LGBTQ record. I’ll get...

Trump First Offered Jerry Falwell, Jr. U.S. Secretary Of Education Job

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 11.28.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

The Associated Press reported the following on November 26, 2016: RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. says President...

The Moral Landslide Of The Religious Right

Tim Rymel | Posted 11.04.2016 | Religion
Tim Rymel

What began as an attempt to infuse American politics with fundamentalist Christianity in the 1960s with, perhaps, good intentions, has turned into a power struggle between the Religious Right elite, and the progress of American culture.

Liberty University Students Denounce Trump

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.16.2016 | Religion

WASHINGTON ― A group of students at Liberty University, the largest Christian college in the country, is denouncing Donald Trump and speaking out ag...

Many Evangelical Leaders Would Stick With Trump Even If He Were A Cold-Blooded Killer

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 10.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

All of this means, at the very least, that Trump could have said that he brutally assaulted someone with a baseball bat and smashed the person's head in, enjoying every minute of it, laughing about it in the retelling, or even that he had killed the person, and it might well be excused by many evangelicals leaders.

An Evangelical Leader Just Seriously Compared Trump To Churchill

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.20.2016 | Politics

Campaign leadership shakeup? Check. Sort-of apology? Check. Offensive outreach speech aimed at African-Americans and delivered to a white audience? Ch...

By Embracing Trump, The Christian Community Shows Where Its Heart Truly Lies

Houston Barber | Posted 08.17.2016 | Religion
Houston Barber

2016 has been a topsy-turvy year, but perhaps the strangest fact of all is that in all likelihood the only lifelong Christian candidate running will be elected President of the United States, and the majority of Christians will be disappointed.

Jesus, Trump And America's Time Of Crisis

Derek Flood | Posted 08.11.2016 | Religion
Derek Flood

The Gospel of Matthew is written from a time of crisis and presents an urgent message in response to that coming crisis. While its apocalyptic tone ca...

Jesus Would Not Endorse Trump, So Why Do Christians?

Mike Lux | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Mike Lux

On a purely political level, it isn't especially surprising that extreme conservative groups and people like these would support Trump. But in thinking about the bigger picture, whether the people who claim to be loyal followers of Jesus of Nazareth could support a man like Donald Trump, this is a puzzle.

Evangelical Leader Tweets Pic Of Himself, Trump, Playboy Magazine

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

Jerry Falwell Jr. is probably wishing they'd staged this photo just slightly more to the right. The evangelical Christian leader and son of televangel...

Donald Trump Versus the Bible

Cynthia Burack | Posted 02.20.2017 | Religion
Cynthia Burack

An irony of this primary season is that Republican front runner Donald Trump--a public figure who hasn't been known for his piety--has both struggled ...

Religious Leaders Rush To Trump's Defense After Pope Francis' Comments

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics

Religious leaders voiced support for Donald Trump after Pope Francis implied that the Republican presidential candidate is "not a Christian." Liberty ...

Evangelical Leader Says 'Jesus Never Intended To Give Instructions' To Politicians

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

Jerry Falwell Jr., a prominent Evangelical leader with a reputation for exerting influence in politics, said Thursday that Jesus Christ would have obj...

Sins of the Father: Why Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Endorsement of Trump Feels Like Déjà Vu

Melanie Brooks | Posted 02.12.2017 | Politics
Melanie Brooks

In the two weeks leading up to Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, Donald Trump gained momentum from some high-profile endorsements, among them conservative evangelical leader and Chancellor of Liberty University Jerry Falwell Jr., oldest son of the late controversial televangelist.

God Helps Those Who...

Steve Austin | Posted 02.03.2017 | Religion
Steve Austin

If the names were removed from various speeches this political season, you might not know the difference in a talk given by Donald Trump or one by Jerry Falwell, Jr. A few years ago, I would have assumed these two would have very different rhetoric.

Not the Jesus I Know: Trump, Evangelicals and "The Least of These"

Cara Snider Williams | Posted 02.01.2017 | Religion
Cara Snider Williams

In truth, the life "Jesus taught in the New Testament" bears no resemblance to the life and actions of Trump. It is in the New Testament where Jesus says that his gospel can be summed up in "two commandments": "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind" and, "Love your neighbor as yourself."

Christians Should Vote for Competence, Not Faithfulness

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics
Doug Bandow

With the Iowa caucuses upon us, it seems like every Republican tramping through the snow claims to be a Bible-believing, God-fearing, Jesus-loving Christian. Some trot out their parents; others offer personal conversion stories. Some defend persecuted Christians; others explain their policies in Biblical terms. It's a fruitless exercise.

Gays For Trump: How The Log Cabin Republicans Were Deluded By A Demagogue

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.01.2017 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The idea that any LGBT people could support Trump while he demagogues other minorities is not just sad; it's repellant. But the Log Cabin Republicans' thinking that he'd actually be "good for the gays" was also just plain deluded.

Here Are Some Luminaries Who, Umm, Have Endorsed Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

GOP front-runner Donald Trump has been amassing endorsements from politicians, pundits, and professional athletes in recent months. With Nazi-loving r...

Falwell, Muslims, Trump, and the Layer Cake

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 01.26.2017 | Religion
Ryan Thomas Neace

Unless you've been living under a rock, by now you've heard about Liberty University President, Jerry Falwell, Jr., son of the late Moral Majority fou...

Evangelical Voters Don't Care That Trump's Not Religious

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

Businessman Donald Trump is viewed as the least religious of all the GOP presidential candidates, according to a new report from Pew Research -- but e...

Confronting and Resisting Theologies of Fear and Hatred

Roger A. Sneed | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Roger A. Sneed

Recently, we have seen an upsurge in anti-black, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-woman, anti-trans violence. It seems the common denominator here is...

When You Don't Know What to Do

Carl Medearis | Posted 12.11.2016 | Religion
Carl Medearis

It was the evening of November 12th. Sitting with my dear friend Samir at his home in Saudi Arabia, I got a text from our daughter Anna who lives in B...

Obama, Falwell, and the Rhetoric beneath Our American Way of Life

Christopher Driscoll | Posted 12.10.2016 | Religion
Christopher Driscoll

Each president's perspective couldn't be further removed from one another, when considering that they are offering different appraisals of "who" is afforded protection and "what" is identified as a threat. But perhaps they also illuminate two sides to the same American culture of violence.

Jerry Falwell Jr., Franklin Graham and the Sad Effects of Terrorism on Christianity

Charles Howard | Posted 12.09.2016 | Religion
Charles Howard

Beyond the bigoted speech and the violent readiness to kill, the worst aspect of all of this is that the compass guiding these statements and much of the sentiment that I hear coming from many Christians is not Love -- but rather it is fear.