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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Scylla and Charibdys

I suppose this is one reason not to be anxious for the impeachment and removal of Donald Trump from office; or even the exercise of the 25th Amendment:

The White House released a photo of the event Thursday, which “prayer warrior” Frank Amedia also announced in an email, reported Right Wing Watch.

Amedia said he and other religious right activists enjoyed “a very small and intimate dinner meeting with Vice President Pence and his wife Karen,” where they discussed an evangelical event March 20-22 in Branson, Missouri, hosted by apocalyptic televangelist Jim Bakker.

“I perceive that this timing is critical and strategic as I have been advising that I have received that February is a time of chaos in our nation politically,” Amedia told his followers, “with flash points on the coasts and in the heartland, as well as the caution of the ‘ides of March’ looming which will try to swallow up the spiritual surge of progress and pierce the heart of our political and church reformation.”

Amedia, a volunteer policy liaison for President Donald Trump’s campaign, founded the POTUS Shield network of pastors who believe government should be controlled by conservative Christians.

He told followers that Pence and his wife, who conservative Christians, “are keenly aware” of the POTUS Shield’s work and asked Amedia to thank his followers on behalf of the vice president and Trump for their “relentless commitment to be a shield and weapon of spiritual force.”
Cheer up, things could be worse!


Blogger The Thought Criminal said...

Jim Bakker, last time I saw him he was peddling apocalypse dried food scams.

I sometimes wonder if the legal pose that judges are too stupid to distinguish con jobs and scams from religion shouldn't be abandoned. I'm amazed how much judges love to pretend they're too stupid to make judgements when that's the job they accepted. If the issue is judges imposing their own opinion instead of impartial judgement, if that's a problem the pose of stupidity on behalf of impartiality doesn't do much to prevent that.

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