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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3355) one month ago
It is obvious I am not the author. It is devoid of sarcasm and my attempts to slip past the censorship. It is long, well stated and as a non-christian, I appreciate it. I appreciate it a ton.

Powerful words from Christian pastor John Pavlovitz:
“Dear White Evangelicals,
I need to tell you something: People have had it with you.
They’re done.
They want nothing to do with you any longer, and here’s why:
They see your hypocrisy, your inconsistency, your incredibly selective mercy, and your thinly veiled supremacy.
For eight years they watched you relentlessly demonize a black President; a man faithfully married for 26 years; a doting father and husband without a hint of moral scandal or the slightest whiff of infidelity.
They watched you deny his personal faith convictions, argue his birthplace, and assail his character—all without cause or evidence. They saw you brandish Scriptures to malign him and use the laziest of racial stereotypes in criticizing him.
And through it all, White Evangelicals—you never once suggested that God placed him where he was,
you never publicly offered prayers for him and his family,
you never welcomed him to your Christian Universities,
you never gave him the benefit of the doubt in any instance,
you never spoke of offering him forgiveness or mercy,
your evangelists never publicly thanked God for his leadership,
your pastors never took to the pulpit to offer solidarity with him,
you never made any effort to affirm his humanity or show the love of Jesus to him in any quantifiable measure.
You violently opposed him at every single turn—without offering a single ounce of the grace you claim as the heart of your faith tradition. You jettisoned Jesus as you dispensed damnation on him.
And yet you give carte blanche to a white Republican man so riddled with depravity, so littered with extramarital affairs, so unapologetically vile, with such a vast resume of moral filth—that the mind boggles.
And the change in you is unmistakable. It has been an astonishing conversion to behold: a being born again.
With him, you suddenly find religion.
With him, you’re now willing to offer full absolution.
With him, all is forgiven without repentance or admission.
With him you’re suddenly able to see some invisible, deeply buried heart.
With him, sin has become unimportant, compassion no longer a requirement.
With him, you see only Providence.
And White Evangelicals, all those people who have had it with you—they see it all clearly.
They recognize the toxic source of your inconsistency.
They see that pigmentation and party are your sole deities.
They see that you aren’t interested in perpetuating the love of God or emulating the heart of Jesus.
They see that you aren’t burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, female, or poor neighbors as yourself.
They see that all you’re really interested in doing, is making a God in your own ivory image and demanding that the world bow down to it.
They recognize this all about white, Republican Jesus—not dark-skinned Jesus of Nazareth.
And I know you don’t realize it, but you’re digging your own grave in these days; the grave of your very faith tradition.
Your willingness to align yourself with cruelty is a costly marriage. Yes, you’ve gained a Supreme Court seat, a few months with the Presidency as a mouthpiece, and the cheap high of temporary power—but you’ve lost a whole lot more.
You’ve lost an audience with millions of wise, decent, good-hearted, faithful people with eyes to see this ugliness.
You’ve lost any moral high ground or spiritual authority with a generation.
You’ve lost any semblance of Christlikeness.
You’ve lost the plot.
And most of all you’ve lost your soul.
I know it’s likely you’ll dismiss these words. The fact that you’ve even made your bed with such malevolence, shows how far gone you are and how insulated you are from the reality in front of you.
But I had to at least try to reach you. It’s what Jesus would do.”
John Pavlovitz


[Edited by Tucker Bolton (9/25/2020 6:33:51 AM)]
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Posted by Earl Bennett (+847) one month ago
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Posted by Jerry e (-71) one month ago
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Tucker Bolton wrote:
It is obvious I am not the author. It is devoid of sarcasm and my attempts to slip past the censorship. It is long, well stated and as a non-christian, I appreciate it. I appreciate it a ton.

Powerful words from Christian pastor John Pavlovitz:
“Dear White Evangelicals,
I need to tell you something: People have had it with you.
They’re done.
They want nothing to do with you any longer, and here’s why:
They see your hypocrisy, your inconsistency, your incredibly selective mercy, and your thinly veiled supremacy.
For eight years they watched you relentlessly demonize a black President; a man faithfully married for 26 years; a doting father and husband without a hint of moral scandal or the slightest whiff of infidelity.
They watched you deny his personal faith convictions, argue his birthplace, and assail his character—all without cause or evidence. They saw you brandish Scriptures to malign him and use the laziest of racial stereotypes in criticizing him.
And through it all, White Evangelicals—you never once suggested that God placed him where he was,
you never publicly offered prayers for him and his family,
you never welcomed him to your Christian Universities,
you never gave him the benefit of the doubt in any instance,
you never spoke of offering him forgiveness or mercy,
your evangelists never publicly thanked God for his leadership,
your pastors never took to the pulpit to offer solidarity with him,
you never made any effort to affirm his humanity or show the love of Jesus to him in any quantifiable measure.
You violently opposed him at every single turn—without offering a single ounce of the grace you claim as the heart of your faith tradition. You jettisoned Jesus as you dispensed damnation on him.
And yet you give carte blanche to a white Republican man so riddled with depravity, so littered with extramarital affairs, so unapologetically vile, with such a vast resume of moral filth—that the mind boggles.
And the change in you is unmistakable. It has been an astonishing conversion to behold: a being born again.
With him, you suddenly find religion.
With him, you’re now willing to offer full absolution.
With him, all is forgiven without repentance or admission.
With him you’re suddenly able to see some invisible, deeply buried heart.
With him, sin has become unimportant, compassion no longer a requirement.
With him, you see only Providence.
And White Evangelicals, all those people who have had it with you—they see it all clearly.
They recognize the toxic source of your inconsistency.
They see that pigmentation and party are your sole deities.
They see that you aren’t interested in perpetuating the love of God or emulating the heart of Jesus.
They see that you aren’t burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, female, or poor neighbors as yourself.
They see that all you’re really interested in doing, is making a God in your own ivory image and demanding that the world bow down to it.
They recognize this all about white, Republican Jesus—not dark-skinned Jesus of Nazareth.
And I know you don’t realize it, but you’re digging your own grave in these days; the grave of your very faith tradition.
Your willingness to align yourself with cruelty is a costly marriage. Yes, you’ve gained a Supreme Court seat, a few months with the Presidency as a mouthpiece, and the cheap high of temporary power—but you’ve lost a whole lot more.
You’ve lost an audience with millions of wise, decent, good-hearted, faithful people with eyes to see this ugliness.
You’ve lost any moral high ground or spiritual authority with a generation.
You’ve lost any semblance of Christlikeness.
You’ve lost the plot.
And most of all you’ve lost your soul.
I know it’s likely you’ll dismiss these words. The fact that you’ve even made your bed with such malevolence, shows how far gone you are and how insulated you are from the reality in front of you.
But I had to at least try to reach you. It’s what Jesus would do.”
John Pavlovitz


[Edited by Tucker Bolton (9/25/2020 6:33:51 AM)]

Yes we did pray for him . Manly to stop attacking Christians . His score would ha gave him an F. What the guy that wrote this would be what a horse would leave on the ground.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3355) one month ago
Well, Jerry, my dear boy, I would have expected no less of you than an intelligent answer. Could you please reply with a point by point rebuttal explaining your bone of contention with the statements as contained in my post. BTW how absolutely quick witted of you to copy and paste my copy and paste.
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Posted by Jerry e (-71) 29 days ago
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Well, Jerry, my dear boy, I would have expected no less of you than an intelligent answer. Could you please reply with a point by point rebuttal explaining your bone of contention with the statements as contained in my post. BTW how absolutely quick witted of you to copy and paste my copy and paste.


I'm tired of the attacks on whites and manly white males. And now Christian's That's all I read was whites are the problem in the world let alone Christians .at firs the BLM started out a good cause. But the turn all about racism. It kills me to see some whites hating them selves for being white. And now I'm sure will be called a racist again. He has not sin shall cast the first stone .And as far as the guy who wrote the article is gust want to help keep the hatred going
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Posted by Bridgier (+8483) 29 days ago
Shu, can we get a ruling here? Racist/Not Racist/Probably Racist But Rude To Point It Out?
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3355) 28 days ago
Jerry, lad, the gentleman that wrote the article is a christian and white. He is also capable of writing complete, coherent, sentences. Had I written the same article you could accuse me of being an unapologetic atheist. I am a white male. I don't feel as if I am being attacked by anyone with the exception of the orange bastard that has created the chasm dividing Amerika.

BTW, I am also a socialist and have been since the Bush Jr administration. People that use the word socialist as a derogatory term have no idea what socialism is. I am also an honorably discharged Vietnam vet that in retrospect wish that I had been a conscientious objector. I eagerly await your response.

Respectfully yours,
James (Tucker) Bolton
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+15059) 28 days ago
I think the point Jerry is trying to make, is: "Just because I am a white supremacist doesn't necessarily mean I am a racist."
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3355) 28 days ago
Well he is certainly a proud boy.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+10627) 28 days ago
"Manly white males." Excuse me while I laugh my womanly white ass off. If I had a dollar for every racist who says something racist, then denies they are racist, as they say something else racist, I would be rich enough to not pay taxes.
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Posted by Jerry e (-71) 28 days ago
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Bridgier wrote:
Shu, can we get a ruling here? Racist/Not Racist/Probably Racist But Rude To Point It Out?


It seems your huge up on racism. It okay to admit you have racist tendencies. With all you're hate is obvious
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Posted by Jerry e (-71) 28 days ago
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"Manly white males." Excuse me while I laugh my womanly white ass off. If I had a dollar for every racist who says something racist, then denies they are racist, as they say something else racist, I would be rich enough to not pay taxes.


So you admit you're a racist too. Don't you feel relieved now
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Posted by Jerry e (-71) 28 days ago
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Tucker Bolton wrote:
Jerry, lad, the gentleman that wrote the article is a christian and white. He is also capable of writing complete, coherent, sentences. Had I written the same article you could accuse me of being an unapologetic atheist. I am a white male. I don't feel as if I am being attacked by anyone with the exception of the orange bastard that has created the chasm dividing Amerika.

BTW, I am also a socialist and have been since the Bush Jr administration. People that use the word socialist as a derogatory term have no idea what socialism is. I am also an honorably discharged Vietnam vet that in retrospect wish that I had been a conscientious objector. I eagerly await your response.

Respectfully yours,
James (Tucker) Bolton


No the democratic socialist party are the destroy America Did your see people fleeing socialist county's go back.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3355) 28 days ago
Jeez, Jerry, I was expecting more of a rebuttal than that. Nah, not really. I was hoping for indignity or at least name calling. If you are going to continue this nonsense at least defend your drivel.

If homophobia, misogyny, bigotry, jingoism or religious fanaticism were races I would hate them. Alas they are not but find them abhorrent and baffling.

Oh, What race did you think Amorette was talking about? You do know that the male of the species, mammalia chordata erectus is not a race?
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Posted by Bridgier (+8483) 28 days ago
I kNow yOU Are buT whAT aM I? So tiresome, so sad. Truly, an amazing specimen of the white race.
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Posted by Hanson (+1189) 27 days ago
Sorry more copy and paste,,,,,,,Daily Kos

Last Tuesday’s "spectacle wasn’t a debate so much as two animal control guys attempting to remove a mad raccoon from your attic.” So “there shouldn’t be another debate unless Trump agrees ahead of time to be wheeled out on a dolly in a straitjacket and Hannibal Lecter mask.”
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3355) 27 days ago
Glenna suggests that he should be put in a soundproof booth and when his two minutes are up flip off the switch to shut him up. It wouldn't shut him up but we would be spared his idiotic rants and lies.
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Posted by Jerry e (-71) 27 days ago
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Tucker Bolton wrote:
Glenna suggests that he should be put in a soundproof booth and when his two minutes are up flip off the switch to shut him up. It wouldn't shut him up but we would be spared his idiotic rants and lies.


It would be far for both. That would also let Biden show stupid he really is

[Edited by Jerry e (10/1/2020 6:33:32 PM)]
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+15059) 27 days ago
Jerry, has your coworkers perhaps suggested to you that posting on mc.com isn't such a great idea when you have the literacy level of a 2nd grader?

Just curious, not trying to pass judgement.
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Posted by Jerry e (-71) 27 days ago
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Gunnar Emilsson wrote:
Jerry, has your coworkers perhaps suggested to you that posting on mc.com isn't such a great idea when you have the literacy level of a 2nd grader?

Just curious, not trying to pass judgement.


Well you're not as bright as you think you are either.
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Posted by Jerry e (-71) 26 days ago
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Jerry e wrote:
Tucker Bolton wrote:
Glenna suggests that he should be put in a soundproof booth and when his two minutes are up flip off the switch to shut him up. It wouldn't shut him up but we would be spared his idiotic rants and lies.


It would be fair for both. That would also let Biden show how stupid he really is

[Edited by Jerry e (10/1/2020 6:33:32 PM)]


Now is that better
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