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    Donald Trump promises to save Christianity

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    Donald Trump promises to save Christianity! Full speech

    #2
    Finally, a savior! .... Oh, wait ... We already have one. ;)

    Q. How can you tell when a Politician is lying?
    A. Their lips are moving.

    Give me a politician who can point back to a career of making the same political stands in their career and having the same characteristics in their life that you see required by scripture.
    If I were going to vote for any candidate BECAUSE they claimed to stand in the gap for Christianity, is it unreasonable to think they should at least meet the Biblical criteria to be a Deacon in the Church?
    If they are not qualified to even be a Deacon, are they really a credible champion?

    Deeds, not words. Please.
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      #3
      Can someone summarize this little idea of his? Site is blocked at work.
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        #4
        I had no luck from that link, but here is another article from a Google search

        Donald Trump, Jon Voight Vow to Save Christianity
        In a speech to the annual Values Voters Summit Trump pledged to repeal tax provisions he said silences religious leaders and to protect “Christian heritage” like no one ever has before.
        Asawin Suebsaeng

        09.09.16 8:15 PM ET

        WASHINGTON, DC — On Friday, some of the biggest names in Donald Trump’s conservative celebrity posse traveled to the Omni Shoreham Hotel in northwest DC to join the Republican presidential nominee to talk god, Trump, and culture wars.

        For the 2016 Values Voter Summit (the annual social-conservative conference organized by Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council), Trump took the stage in the main hall mid-afternoon to deliver a speech that leaned heavily on playing upon the Christian right’s longstanding persecution complex.

        “How can it be that our media treats people of faith so poorly?” Trump asked rhetorically, before reminding the audience that many politicians have straight-up “abandoned” them for more progressive, secular, politically correct values.

        “In a Trump administration, our Christian heritage will be cherished and protected like you’ve never seen before,” he said, reciting an easy applause line. “There is no more charitable group in this country than Christians.”

        The occasion was special and the target audience uniquely pious—but all they got from The Donald on a humid Friday afternoon was a rehash of a typical Trump stump speech, with an extra biblical trimming or two tossed in.

        During his Values Voter remarks, Trump repeated his calls to repeal the Johnson amendment, which bars tax-exempt religious groups from endorsing political candidates (“I figure that’s the only way I’m getting to heaven”—a joke he has crowd-tested on the trail before) and Obamacare. He again touted his school-choice policy prescriptions, and continued denouncing Democratic politicians for not taking care of black constituents in “the inner cities.” He hated on all those trade deals he loves to hate on (“We’re gonna terminate NAFTA!”). He of course once again said a couple of mean things about Mexico plundering our jobs. He took his usual digs at Common Core, bashed the Iran nuke deal, talked about the Supreme Court, revved up the crowd by insulting Hillary Clinton’s “stupid” foreign-policy positions and her email scandal, and riffed on ISIS’s “genocide of Christians” in the Middle East.

        “[Our enemies] think we’re stupid—they won’t be thinking it for long,” Trump assured everyone. “Hillary Clinton is UNFIT to be our president! … It’s time to restore honesty and integrity to our government, we have to do it.”

        This was only Team Trump’s latest exercise in (rather successfully) wooing Christian and evangelical leaders and voters into his camp. Given Trump’s boorish behavior, naughty language, womanizing, and past deep associations with liberal Hollywood and Democratic Party figures, it seemed only natural that evangelicals would grow to loathe Trump. Instead, over the course of the primary, the opposite happened.

        And on Friday, Trump wasn’t even the only TV star or Hollywood film actor to entertain and whip-up the Christian-conservative gathering.

        Along with Republican politicians like Reince Priebus, Michele Bachmann, and Louie Gohmert, organizers stacked the opening-day program with some of the more recognizable figures working out of conservative Hollywood. And they were all there to gush about Trump and faith in equal measure.

        Kirk Cameron, the Growing Pains star and Trump endorser who is nowadays better known for his work as a hardcore evangelical activist, railed against “out-of-control and godless government” for half an hour. (Cameron was not available for comment.) Not one, but two, members of the Duck Dynasty clan (including Phil Robertson, of gay-bashing and hippie-punching fame) roamed the halls. And David and Jason Benham, founders of The Benham Companies and stars of a home-improvement reality show that was cancelled shortly after their socially conservative views (gay marriage, abortion, the works) were reported on, brought the chiseled, very American, very white charm.

        “They should keep Gitmo open for guys like us,” one of the identical twins joked, citing the fact that their “wives shop at Hobby Lobby” and that they each enjoy dining at Chick fil A.

        But the biggest get for Values Voters and the Trump campaign this week was the Oscar-winning, 77-year-old actor Jon Voight, who introduced Trump on the summit stage. (Voight has frequent discussions with senior members of the Trump campaign and has pledged to do whatever he can to support the GOP nominee and his campaign before election day, The Daily Beast reported in June.)

        “We are all witness to Hillary Clinton’s lies and corruption,” Voight said in his brief remarks. “My heart aches watching Donald Trump…pouring his heart out…How can anyone doubt his sincerity?”

        “If you’re not for Trump, then you’re not for me,” Voight previously told The Daily Beast.

        “He will lift the dark cloud hanging over us right now,” Voight said of Trump on-stage, telling the crowd that, God willing, The Donald will be the next leader of the free world.

        For the Midnight Cowboy star and real-estate mogul, the affection appears to be mutual.

        “Such a great actor [and] person,” Trump said. “I love his movies.”
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          #5
          Well that was convincing. How is he going to "save" Christianity? It just sounds like he is pandering to Christians using the ever increasing persecution as his talking point. I would like to know how he is going to end something that God Himself said would happen to his followers.
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            #6
            Originally posted by Knotical View Post
            Well that was convincing. How is he going to "save" Christianity? It just sounds like he is pandering to Christians using the ever increasing persecution as his talking point. I would like to know how he is going to end something that God Himself said would happen to his followers.
            He's the Donald. He'll call somebody and give them 30 days to fix it, or ... (wait for it) ... "You're fired!" :)
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              #7
              Originally posted by atpollard View Post
              Give me a politician who can point back to a career of making the same political stands in their career and having the same characteristics in their life that you see required by scripture.
              This record is far from complete. Ted Cruz has a record of not only defending Religious Liberties but also opposing Abortion.
              • Introduced measures to protect faith organizations in DC from being forced to provide abortion services to their employees and support, and even fund, activities that directly violate their mission.
              • Galvanized national support for Houston pastors who had been subpoenaed by the City of Houston and forced to turn in their sermons.
              • Stood with Kim Davis in defense of her right to live in accordance with her faith.
              • Defended Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties against Obamacare’s contraception mandate.
              • Sponsored legislation to grant Meriam Ibrahim and her children permanent legal status in the US so they could swiftly return home after being imprisoned for her Christian faith.
              • Introduced measures in Congress to protect service members’ right to worship.
              • Attended prayer rallies for persecuted Christians and has Introduced a resolution that states that President Obama should not meet with Iran until they release American hostages, including Pastor Saeed Abedini.
              • Kept the cross standing at the Mojave Desert Veterans Memorial.
              • Led the way to preserve the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance at the U.S. Supreme Court.
              • Successfully defended the constitutionality of the Texas Ten Commandments monument, winning a 5-4 landmark decision before the U.S. Supreme Court.
              • Successfully defended the words “under God” in the Texas Pledge of Allegiance and Texas schools’ moment of silence law in federal district court.
              • Supported students’ right to display banners containing religious content at school sporting event.

              God bless,
              William
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                #8
                Originally posted by William View Post

                This record is far from complete. Ted Cruz has a record of not only defending Religious Liberties but also opposing Abortion.
                • Introduced measures to protect faith organizations in DC from being forced to provide abortion services to their employees and support, and even fund, activities that directly violate their mission.
                • Galvanized national support for Houston pastors who had been subpoenaed by the City of Houston and forced to turn in their sermons.
                • Stood with Kim Davis in defense of her right to live in accordance with her faith.
                • Defended Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties against Obamacare’s contraception mandate.
                • Sponsored legislation to grant Meriam Ibrahim and her children permanent legal status in the US so they could swiftly return home after being imprisoned for her Christian faith.
                • Introduced measures in Congress to protect service members’ right to worship.
                • Attended prayer rallies for persecuted Christians and has Introduced a resolution that states that President Obama should not meet with Iran until they release American hostages, including Pastor Saeed Abedini.
                • Kept the cross standing at the Mojave Desert Veterans Memorial.
                • Led the way to preserve the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance at the U.S. Supreme Court.
                • Successfully defended the constitutionality of the Texas Ten Commandments monument, winning a 5-4 landmark decision before the U.S. Supreme Court.
                • Successfully defended the words “under God” in the Texas Pledge of Allegiance and Texas schools’ moment of silence law in federal district court.
                • Supported students’ right to display banners containing religious content at school sporting event.


                God bless,
                William
                agreed
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                  #9
                  Here is an article I found on the topic.

                  Page not found ⋆ USA Politics Today

                  I would very much like to see the Johnson Amendment overturned.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Origen View Post
                    Here is an article I found on the topic.

                    Page not found ⋆ USA Politics Today

                    I would very much like to see the Johnson Amendment overturned.
                    thanks
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