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‘No more': Evangelical women are done with Donald Trump and his misogyny

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    Bible teacher Beth Moore is someone who “keeps politics out of it,” so the saying goes. When she speaks at events or on social media, the founder of Living Proof Ministries typically shares encouraging spiritual quips and jokes about her big Texan hair.

    But this Sunday, in just 94 words, the 59-year-old Houstonian lighted a fire that arguably burned Donald Trump’s strained attempts to woo many evangelicals — especially women — to the ground. In four tweets, without even mentioning the Republican presidential nominee, she pinpointed what many evangelical women have surmised throughout the election season: Having a president who is not ashamed of his misogyny and instead boasts of it would harm and dishonor women in this country — and the larger Christian church.

    As the news broke that Trump had bragged in 2005 about sexually assaulting a woman, many Christian women stepped up to essentially say, “No more.”

    Kay Warren, wife of Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren and mental-health advocate, tweeted, “As a victim of sexual assault, I tell you firsthand of devastation wreaked on women & girls by predatory men & boys who think women ‘like it.’”

    Popular author Jen Hatmaker took to Instagram to call Trump’s comments a “travesty” and “national disgrace,” and she reminded followers that they had many options on Election Day. Julie Roys, a host with the conservative Moody Radio network, wrote, “I honestly don’t know what makes me more sick. Listening to Trump brag about groping women or listening to my fellow evangelicals defend him.”

    We were angry after Trump minimized his words as “locker room talk.” But we were just as angry watching Christian leaders describe the statements as merely “inappropriate” and “low on [evangelicals’] hierarchy of their concerns.”

    It’s actually hard to know which stung worse: Trump’s words or our leaders’ defense of him. “Try to absorb how acceptable the . . . objectifying of women has been when some Christian leaders don’t think it’s that big of a deal,” Moore tweeted.

    Silence on the seriousness of sexual assault is akin to what assault survivors feel when they are not believed or are otherwise told that the violence they endured is ultimately minor. There’s a word for it: re-traumatization. It’s what happens when the men who are called to honor, defend and stand by you trade that duty for political expedience.

    Pastors, college presidents and policy advisers who continue to defend Trump after his comments not only risk harming the church’s witness, they also risk alienating the largest segment of every evangelical church in America. According to a 2016 Pew study, Christian women are more religious than men by all measures.

    Women outnumber men in nearly every evangelical church in the country; they are often the ones serving on the church board, conducting the choir and planning vacation Bible school. True, at almost every evangelical church, a man is behind the pulpit. But take away the women, and he’s preaching to near-empty pews.

    As evangelical author Tyler Wigg-Stevenson quipped this week, “If I were running for president, and I needed the evangelical vote to win as [Donald Trump] does, I’d better not get [Beth] Moore mad at me.” Based on Twitter followers, he said, “she’s talking to 60 times more regular churchgoers than Ralph Reed.”

  2. Jedi Knight

    Jedi Knight Well-Known Member
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    Don't count your liberals before their hatched.
  3. Zenas

    Zenas Active Member

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    To these women I say:

    Do you want a President who thinks partial birth abortion is just fine?

    Do you want a President who is certain to appoint judges who will minimize religious liberty?

    Do you want a President who is on the record as saying we have to get rid of some of our religious beliefs?

    Do you want a President whose staff ridicules Catholics and Evangelicals?

    If you vote against Donald Trump because he is a boorish playboy, you are supporting the election of one of the most evil people who ever walked the earth. Life as we know it in this nation will end and we will probably have a civil war. Is it really that important that Donald doesn't become President?
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  4. Zaac

    Zaac Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2012
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    Stupid post . This whole " we care about abortion" trope is so old and ain't too many believing it while y'all supporting that mans wickedness.

    Do you want one who thinks someone's heritage should disqualify them to hear cases?

    Do you want one who is on record of saying he doesn't ask God for forgiveness?

    Do you want a President who ridicules Catholics, Evangelicals, Muslims, Blacks, Latinos, the disabled, women and just about everybody but old white men?

    Is this a joke post?

    Umm, an emphatic YES! Ain't nobody taking about Civil Wars and "taking out" Presidents except crazy Donald Trump supporters.

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