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Featured "31% of White Evangelicals Say They’ll Support Trump No Matter What He Does"

Discussion in 'Religious News' started by Skwim, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Skwim

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    Something that goes right to the heart of the White Evangelical mindset.

    "The researchers at the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) just released their 2019 American Values Survey, and there’s one graph in particular that says so much about the state of religion in this country. It concerns how various religious groups see Donald Trump: Do they like him? And could he do anything to change their minds?

    It’s not surprising that white evangelicals overwhelmingly support him. They don’t care about — or are willing to overlook — his affairs, scandals, inhumanity, ignorance, racism, and blatant pandering. It’s also not a shock that non-religious people and Black Protestants mostly disapprove of him.

    But look at the far ends of the bars. They represent whether those groups are open to changing their minds.

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    While 75% of white evangelicals approve of Trump’s performance in office, 31% of them say there’s literally nothing he could do to lose their support. He really could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue without it making a difference to his base."
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  2. Altfish

    Altfish Well-Known Member

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    It is those 8% of Democrats that worry me most
     
  3. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    Republicans are further to the Trump can do anything than Evangelicals but they're pretty close.
     
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  4. lewisnotmiller

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    It stuns me that anyone could say their support is 'unconditional' for ANY politician.
     
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  5. Father Heathen

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    The uncritical cult-like loyalty is pretty damn creepy.
     
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  6. Father Heathen

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    The irony is that those who say we need guns to defend ourselves from potential tyrants will probably be licking their boots in adoration should one rise to power.
     
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  7. lewisnotmiller

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    Sure, but they just understand the risk, so they'll lend their weapons to the other side, just to keep things balanced. Because they are really all about having an armed populace to keep tyrants honest, and not about merely being to keep their own guns.
     
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    Nice. He should tax the churches.
     
  9. Father Heathen

    Father Heathen Veteran Member

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    The thing about the Evangelicals is that they seem to have completely tossed Christ under the bus.
     
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  10. Father Heathen

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    No, because then in their minds they would be arming "treasonous terrorists". In their eyes, the villainous tyrant was always going to be from the left. As it has been demonstrated, when it comes to those from their own corner of the political spectrum they'll turn a blind eye to overreach, corruption, abuse of power, etc.
     
  11. Salvador

    Salvador RF's Swedenborgian

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    I'm confident if Donald J .Trump were to shoot anybody, it'd likely be somebody who totally deserved it.
     
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  12. Salvador

    Salvador RF's Swedenborgian

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    It's the large percentage of Democrats having converted to radical liberal socialism who should make us worry the most.
     
  13. Father Heathen

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    Replace "shoot" with "rape". Sentiment still the same?
     
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  14. Windwalker

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    With the overflow of weapons in the U.S., you think that is worrying Trump? Is that helping keep him honest?? ;)
     
  15. lewisnotmiller

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    Yup. I was being a little facetious...lol
     
  16. lewisnotmiller

    lewisnotmiller Grand Hat
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    We need to use green font when being sarcastic, I guess (another site I post on, that's a thing).
    I wasn't being serious.
     
  17. Salvador

    Salvador RF's Swedenborgian

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    Some Churches run hospitals, food pantries, schools, orphanages, or homeless shelters. I'd strongly disagree with imposing taxes upon such great charitable organizations.
     
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  18. Windwalker

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    I knew you were kidding. I was just adding to it.
     
  19. Salvador

    Salvador RF's Swedenborgian

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    Sometimes, ya know, gold diggers are just asking for trouble. I've got very little sympathy for sexually promiscuous hussies getting raped.
     
  20. Father Heathen

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    So you would automatically presume that if Trump were to have raped someone, his victim(s) must've been sexually promiscuous gold diggers and thus deserved it?

    You're a piece of ****.
     
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