Trump Offers Red Meat To Evangelicals

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image of The Trump‘President’ Trump spoke at the ‘Value Voters’ Summit, which is sponsored by anti-LGBTQ hate group the Family Research Council, and promptly offered them some red meat to bolster his own ego and failing administration. What better way to distract from failure than scapegoating other people.

President Donald Trump dove into America’s culture wars on Friday, touting his administration for “returning moral clarity to our view of the world” and ending “attacks on Judeo-Christian values.”

Trump, nine months into his presidency, has found it harder to get things done than the ease with which he made promises on the campaign trail, making speeches to adoring audiences like Friday’s in Washington key to boosting the President’s morale. And the audience at the Values Voter Summit, an annual socially conservative conference, didn’t fail to deliver.

“We are stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values,” Trump said to applause, before slamming people who don’t say “Merry Christmas.”

“They don’t use the word Christmas because it is not politically correct,” Trump said, complaining that department stores will use red and Christmas decorations but say “Happy New Year.” “We’re saying Merry Christmas again.”

The comment drew thunderous applause.

Most recently, Trump rolled back an Obamacare rule that required employers to provide birth control coverage as part of their health insurances packages. Trump scraped that plan with a new rule that would exempt employers whose religious or moral beliefs conflict with providing contraceptive coverage.

Trump: ‘We are stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values’

Trump and the hate group Family Research Council are wrong on so many counts.

It seems they both have an issue with other people who don’t do what they do or think like they do. They have a problem with consenting adults who want to love who they want and enjoy the benefits that married couples get. Trump and FRC also have a problem with women having autonomy over their own bodies. The Obama administration compromised so much on the contraceptive coverage mandate that a call to repeal it completely just shows their red hot hate for women.

Businesses in recent years have seen that in order to increase sales it helps to market to people who celebrate the other December holidays like Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Eve. Not using the Christian “Merry Christmas” doesn’t prohibit the Christian from celebrating their own holiday. Christmas still occurs on December 25th every year.

If counteracting the extreme privilege Christians have enjoyed for years are “attacks on Judeo-Christian values”, then maybe those values of hate need to be countered.

As the American Humanist Association summed up Trump’s speech:

To sum up Trump’s speech at the Values Voter Summit: “Me! Christian, prayer, CHRISTMAS! Me, America, God, patriot, liberal media, God, Me, America. Thank you.”

I hope Trump’s ego feels better because secular people like myself don’t feel so well.


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