Trump and Religion

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Aug 292015
 
This entry is part 15 of 24 in the series Daily Douche-Bag
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures and declares "You're fired!" at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, June 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Dominick Reuter TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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I can’t think of much that makes me angrier than politicians, on either side of the aisle, who try to use religion to advance their political careers. To a one, most (especially Republicans) claim to be “Christian,” but then behave nothing like a Christian. They do all they can to kill the social safety net, ignoring that whole Sermon on the Mount thing about “blessed are the poor,” and the many parts about caring the widow and orphan (according to the Bible, the real sin of Sodom). They agitate for war at every turn, ignoring that whole, “blessed are the peacemakers,” and loving your neighbor stuff.

Marco Rubio may be champion of it. His religion has changed frequently over time, depending on which denomination best suits his political aims the time. And now, Donald Trump has basically been caught in a lie about his personal convictions.

We start with him making a big thing in an interview about how religious he is, about how much he loves the Bible, about how he really likes both Testaments equally, and how he reads it all the time. I’d say, then the wheels come off, but they were never even actually on. Listen to the brief excerpt of the interview below: Continue reading »

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