A discussion on numerous topics of importance for state church separation. Includes the following:
- Trump Promotes Christian Nationalism At National Prayer Breakfast
Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/02/trump-promotes-christian-nationalism-national-prayer-breakfast/#6bbwgi9PWLud8lsJ.99
At the 66th National Prayer Breakfast President Donald Trump promoted Christian nationalism.
America is a nation of believers and together we are strengthened by the power of prayer…
Our rights are not given to us by man; our rights come from our Creator.
Trump also engaged in some serious anti-science rhetoric. At one point Trump claimed that a child’s recovery from a rare disease was an act of God, while failing to acknowledge the fact that the child was actually cured by the hard work of doctors and scientists.
- Grady Judd says that non-christians “illegal” immigrants should be deported
“If you’re here illegally, you’re hard-working, you’re God fearing, you’re taking care of your children and you’re not violating the law, Congress needs to act and give them a path to legal status that they’ve earned, and then a path to citizenship,”
- Trump says health care professionals can refuse to treat someone if it goes against their beliefs
- Texas minister Gloria Copeland, who sat on the Trump campaign’s evangelical executive advisory board, denied the country is in the midst of a severe flu outbreak in a Facebook video that went viral because, “Jesus himself is our flu shot. He redeemed us from the curse of the flu.”
Copeland’s Texas megachurch was at the center of a measles outbreak in 2013 “that was attributed to the church’s belief that congregants can forego vaccines because Jesus will protect them from illness.”