I saw this earlier and thought it was satire

trumpDonald Trump, Trump, Trump. Serious American, serious Christian.

From Duane today:

If you are so inclined, you can attend on Saturday—for only 49 bucks!—a “Family Leadership Summit” in Ames, Iowa, put on by a Christian group called The Family Leader. That group identifies itself this way:

The FAMiLY LEADER champions the principle that God is the ultimate leader of the family. Our goal at The FAMiLY LEADER is to honor and glorify God – not a political party, not a candidate, and not a program. The FAMiLY LEADER is a Christ-centered organization that leads with humility and service to strengthen and protect the family.

The Family Leadership Summit, put on by a group that says it is a non-partisan, Christ-centered organization, features Republicans like Chuck Grassley, Steve King, and Rick Santorum, as well as fast-rising reactionary Ted Cruz from Texas.

Oh, yeah. I almost forgot. Highlighting the evening—the last speaker of the day—is that paragon of Christ-centered living, that champion of God-honoring and God-glorifying behavior, Donald Trump.

26 responses to “I saw this earlier and thought it was satire

  1. Thanks for the chuckle…

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  2. Glad they have such an open attendance policy!

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  3. I just came in from 2 exhausting days at my yard sale. Day 1, pouring rain…didn’t deter shoppers. Thanks for the belly laugh, I needed it.

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  4. Seeing this post, the phrase occurred:

    The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

    Who said that, I wondered? Looked it up. It’s just a proverb, old as memory itself. Darned if it doesn’t have its own Wikipedia page!

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  5. Wait. The Donald Trump who embodies capitalist greed and pride? Somehow, I can’t see Jesus of Nazareth hanging out with him.

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  6. Trump is perpetually short of cash, and let’s face it, fifty bucks is fifty bucks…

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  7. So the consensus among you Christianity experts is that Jesus always disapproved of rich capitalists? Tell me why would Jesus tell parables about successful capitalists?

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  8. Damn you! That picture has left me with an overwhelming desire for Dairy Queen.

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  9. It is the most common misconception among south paws that Jesus was a Socialist.
    In Mathew 25 verses 14-30, Jesus lays out a good case for capitalism.

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    • In Mathew 25 verses 14-30, Jesus lays out a good case for capitalism.(Alan)

      Surprise, surprise. Now Jesus can be counted on to be in favor of capitalism. There is no telling what that son of a b…oops I mean god is capable of. 😉

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    • Seems to me that Jesus favored both socialism and capitalism in the NT, and frankly I see nothing wrong with a blend of the two. If it’s done right. But China is currently showing us how it can be done wrong – they are building for a massive housing bubble according to 60 Minutes yesterday.

      I think this kind of argument is a good example of how, as with most other issues, you can find something in the bible to bolster many different positions by cherry-picking your parables, and that’s a major problem with religion. Most denominations cite the bible as the inerrant word of God, that is, something perfect. It isn’t. It’s a long, tedious, sometimes boring and often contradictory patchwork of material written at least a century after the events it describes by anonymous writers in archaic, inconsistent, awkward and often ungrammatical language. To then pick parts of it to support arguments is to abandon reason and surrender to those who are happy to fashion dogma from it.

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      • @ Jim

        My favourite verse is 1 Thessalonians 5:21

        “But test everything, hold fast to what is good”
        🙂

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        • @ T4T,

          “But test everything, hold fast to what is good”

          An excellent example! I looked it up and I see its context is relative to “prophecies”. Just how are the faithful to test prophesies? There’s some irony for you. Take the one in Matthew where Jesus discusses his return:

          Jesus tells his disciples that he will return before they can “go over the cities of Israel.” Later (24:14) he says he will not come until the gospel is preached throughout the world. Well, his disciples went over the cities of Israel and then died waiting for the “return of the Lord.” Now, nearly 2000 years later, and long after the gospel had been preached throughout the world, his followers still wait. 10:23

          Yep. 2,000 years and counting. Here’s an interesting link to the absurdities and inconsistencies of other biblical prophesies.

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      • [To then pick parts of it to support arguments is to abandon reason and surrender to those who are happy to fashion dogma from it.]

        Wish I’d written that Jim.

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  10. Gotta love The Trump! By the way Trump is slang for Fart over here

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    • Thanks for agreeing, mostly, but this liberal never made the love-of-money mis-quote, nor do most. I think you know that’s a blatant straw man argument, Alan. Why do you inhabit these pages?

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      • I find it valuable to constantly test what I believe against those who believe the truth is something else.

        Money being the root of all evil is not a straw man among the many Liberals who do not have your academic credentials.

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  11. Funny thread. Trump to Jesus to China to Trump to fart.
    You can indeed pick out nearly any dogma you care to from the Bible. That was my point.

    Second point, Liberals misquote the Bible frequently. My favorite being ” money is the root of all evil “, Which of course all of you know is not correct.

    Yes China is screwing up their real estate. They are the number one builder of ghost towns. Obvious example is Tieling New City. Note to American Central Planners, just cause you build it, that don’t mean they will come.

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  12. Donald Trump is simply an ego whore.

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  13. Alan wants us to stop saying ‘money is the root of all evil’. So if anyone around here has ever actually said that, please stop at once. Thank you.

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