Intersectionality for Bewildered White Evangelicals



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I am a white evangelical

and the only reason I am bewildered is why anybody would vote for Hillary Clinton! I tried to convince myself I could vote for her and when push came to shove, it just was not happening! My daughter ended up voting for Clinton and we are each OK with who we voted with because in the final analysis we both whole-heartedly wish there had been a better choice! The problem is not who voted for Trump or who voted for Clinton; the real problem is these two were the best candidates we could provide: a female who set her sights on not serving the country but becoming the first female President and a hard nosed crude business man who cued into the fact that a lot of people are tired of all the political correctness of the progressive Democrats who think they can legislate morality and be the arbiters of morality! You have obviously missed all the comments from people who said they "held their nose" when they voted--and I have heard that comment from both sides! I have no regrets, because, if nothing else, Trump's election has proven that all the "be nice and play fair verbiage" has not and never will work because you can not legislate what people feel deep in their broken hearts, all you can do is force compliance with some external actions. John Wesley never considered external actions as being "true religion" because he totally bought into the understanding that humanity was inherently depraved and only when a heart was changed by God would there be any real, true and lasting change in external actions!

Betsy more than 4 years ago

You've been played

You've accepted a cartoon version of Hillary Clinton foisted on you by the corporate media. There has never been a more qualified candidate and a more faithful Methodist seeking high office with the exception of the late Bob Edgar. This courageous, gracious woman acted out her faith in her career. The loss is America's. Your articulating right-wing viciousness toward her is reprehensible.

George Nixon Shuler more than 4 years ago

What Gets Clobbered

Isn't it interesting that Robert E. Lee was not a slave owner and released his Father-In-Law's slaves at Arlington, while Gen. U.S. Grant was a slave owner.

Romans and Corinthians are not clobbering people, but rather destructive behavior that damages our relationship with God. In other words, what they clobber is sin. Methodists have always placed special attention to removing sin from our lives. That's why United Methodist Doctrine calls homosexuality "incompatible with Christian teaching." Perhaps your understanding of these books is more in line with Unitarian thought.

Skipper Anding more than 4 years ago

One should certainly hope

...because a deity not in line with Unitarian church would nothing more than a big boss man on a cosmic plantation, unworthy of worship or even of any regard whatsoever.

George Nixon Shuler more than 4 years ago