White Nationalism, Gun Violence, and Donald Trump’s Complicity


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by John Ellis

In January 2016, the pastor of a small Baptist church in Alabama made national news after he sent a letter rife with racism and anti-immigrant sentiments to the editor of the The Alabama Baptist. The letter (which can be read in full here) contains a barrage of hateful rhetoric and proudly and demonically crows the unbiblical claim that, “It is not a matter of loving your neighbor. My neighbors are the people that value the same standards of life and way of life that I value.”

As a “Baptist pastor,” Ted Sessoms should be very familiar with Jesus’ Parable of the Good Samaritan. Apparently, though, he’s not.

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R.I.P. Republican Party?

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by John Ellis

Almost every day now, I receive text messages from friends aghast at what’s taking place in the Republican primary. They stare in horror as Donald Trump marches in lock step towards the Republican nomination; an eventuality that will pretty much ensure that Hillary Clinton will be our next president. This frightening turn of events was almost unfathomable a few months ago. One of the most tragic things about the hijacking of the Republican Party by Trump is that it was unavoidable.

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#NeverTrump – 5 Reasons Why Christians Shouldn’t Vote for Trump

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by John Ellis

As disturbing as this thought is, conservative Christians need to be prepared for the moral dilemma that will come if Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination. For the record, I don’t yet believe that Trump is going to win the nomination. Pretty much all of my DC insider friends assure me that he won’t; I’m told that the Republican Party already has a plan in place to ensure that Trump doesn’t secure the nomination. However, while I trust my sources (pretty much everything else that they said was going to happen during this election has happened), my brow is beginning to furrow with incredulity at their assertions. This is why I’ve already decided how I’m going to vote in the horrifying eventuality that Donald Trump is the Republican nominee.

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Support the Devil, Vote for Trump!

donald-trump-president-2016-make-america-great-againby John Ellis

Jerry Garcia once opined that, “choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.” While there is much truth in his statement, it has rightfully earned the pejorative of platitude because it’s incredibly difficult to actually apply. I mean, saying it is easy; doing it, not so much.

For one thing, and specifically from a human standpoint, what constitutes “evil” is often a moving target. For example, disagreeing with Obamacare doesn’t require tagging the health care plan as evil. Likewise, being committed to free market theories does not mean that the individual hates poor people. But, since the 2016 Presidential Election is barreling straight towards a Donald Trump shaped sink-hole, I’m scared that many in our country have skipped the quandary articulated by Garcia and have, instead, decided to willfully dive head-first into a black hole of obvious and actual evil.

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