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Metaxas bizarre quote on Trump and Fundamentalists

Postby Stephen Fox » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:39 pm

Eric Metaxas whose sophomoric biography of Bonhoeffer is becoming ever more pornographic with each passing endorsement he makes of Trump. Metaxas the The theologian in residence for the Trump Presidency like Al Mohler was the anti abortion editor in residence at the Ga Baptist Christian Index for the SBC Takeover; Metaxas was premiere guest lecturer at Samford back in March, and two weeks ago for July 4th celebration was the guest in the pulpit of Ed Young's 2nd Baptist in Houston.

To paraphrase WA Criswell: What a Ruse!

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archi ... is/593353/
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Re: Metaxas bizarre quote on Trump and Fundamentalists

Postby William Thornton » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:21 pm

Whatever happened to Molly Worthen? You got a new girlfriend?
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New opinion piece on Chic Fil A

Postby Stephen Fox » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:13 am

Billy Bohannon, Director of missions for Opelika Alabama is a traveling entertainer within SBC Ranks. Check his website, quite a character.

Here is a recent piece he did about his association with Chic Fil A and Dan Cathy

https://www.oanow.com/lifestyles/lifest ... 38725.html
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Re: Metaxas bizarre quote on Trump and Fundamentalists

Postby Sandy » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:13 pm

Peter Wehner in The Atlantic wrote:There’s a very high cost to our politics for celebrating the Trump style, but what is most personally painful to me as a person of the Christian faith is the cost to the Christian witness. Nonchalantly jettisoning the ethic of Jesus in favor of a political leader who embraces the ethic of Thrasymachus and Nietzsche—might makes right, the strong should rule over the weak, justice has no intrinsic worth, moral values are socially constructed and subjective—is troubling enough.

But there is also the undeniable hypocrisy of people who once made moral character, and especially sexual fidelity, central to their political calculus and who are now embracing a man of boundless corruptions. Don’t forget: Trump was essentially named an unindicted co-conspirator (“Individual 1”) in a scheme to make hush-money payments to a porn star who alleged she’d had an affair with him while he was married to his third wife, who had just given birth to their son.


Many of the so-called Evangelical Christian "leaders" who support Trump are con artists and double talkers themselves. And they've got their own scandals and problems to deal with. Their spiritual high horse is gone, after all the caterwauling they did about Bill Clinton, support by Evangelicals for this buffoon offers full proof that the self-proclaimed "leadership" of the Evangelical right would rather pursue political power than the Holy Spirit. As the Atlantic writer states, they'd rather place their trust in a "rough guy" than the more gentle leadership the GOP has provided in the past.

The SBC has been whining, moaning and handwringing over the loss of more than a million church members in a decade, a fall off of more than half a million in attendance and the lowest baptism numbers in decades. If you think at least some of that isn't a direct result of their misplaced political loyalty and recognition of the bad message they are supporting, think again. Now, they've been slapped across the face with a sexual abuse scandal that, as it has come to light, reveals an ideology and set of standards and behavior by pastors, church leaders and missionaries not unlike Trump's treatment of women. Odds are, at least 70% of those abusers were also Trump supporters.

If he winds up getting away with his crimes as far as Congress is concerned, then the power of the constitution is broken. I believe the electorate is going to throw him out in style in 2020 (seems Fox news thinks so too) but if he gets away with Congress not doing anything, there will not be any power anywhere to stop anyone.
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/08/ ... -2020.html

Good find, Stephen. Much better than Molly Worthen, IMHO.
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Stephen did you miss this?

Postby Sandy » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:41 pm

https://www.newsweek.com/2018/12/21/eva ... 55745.html

This link came from a Patheos post I was reading from "Roll to Disbelieve." I won't post a link here because the writer, in his passionate dislike of Ed Stetzer, Russell Moore and all things Southern Baptist goes beyond the pale with his language. I'll post an exerpt here, you can get the general drift:

Roll to Disbelieve wrote:To start, Burleigh lays out how today’s Religious Reich got their start: through cynical social engineering to politicize evangelicals. The movement’s leaders deliberately instilled hatred, xenophobia, and cruelty into their gullible flocks (who, it must be said, didn’t resist those teachings very much). Armed with petulance, rage, fear, narcissism, and control-lust, those flocks happily voted in ways that enriched their leaders and advanced staggeringly-abhorrent social agendas. Even more importantly, they sought (and sometimes gained) the power to brutally punish their enemies.

A few years ago, we began hearing about how racism–not misogyny–formed the root of evangelicalism, especially in the case of the SBC. What a bombshell! Evangelical leaders created the culture-war model of evangelicalism because of their outrage over civil rights gains for African-Americans, not because they realized that baby Jesus totally hated abortion.1 These leaders literally only began pushing abortion as a culture war when they realized that their preference, white supremacy, didn’t appeal to many Christians outside of the Deep South.

And now here we are.
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