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Evangelicals and the right

Protestant Evangelicals flock to the moral majority and the teachings of television evangelists who own multi-million dollar mansions and multiple airplanes and never give it a thought. Lambs led to the shearing.

A portion of the Republican Party’s following continues to spread false stories “Fake News;” they are creating fake news and alternate facts! They attack the free press and want us to believe what they say not what we read and hear from multiple media news sources and newspapers. People listen to Fox News and plug their ears, close their eyes, hold their nose and vote the Trump platform. This reminds me of the German Ministry of Propaganda under Dr. Goebbels. The bigger the lie the easier for followers to believe the lies. I prefer a free and independent press over any political party.

Martin Niemoller a famous German religious leader opposed to Hitler wrote and I quote.

“First, they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out — because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out — because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out — because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Race relations continue to worsen with a president who uses code language to attack Hispanics, Muslims and emigrants both documented and undocumented. You can correctly say he is an equal opportunity oppressor. He loves the Christian religion, but ignores the parable of the good Samaritan. Christians build bridges, not walls.

Look at the history of this country starting with the treatment of Native Americans, importing slaves to do the work in the fields, Jim Crow laws, segregation of the races, Japanese internment camps during the Second World War to Christians in Italy (Catholic) and German (Protestants) embracing Nazi doctrine. Do not forget racists in the Democratic party, (Woodrow Wilson, George Wallace, Lestor Maddox) and others who contributed to this unpalatable racial persecution. Both our political parties have contributed to this unwholesome mess.

A significant portion of working-class and evangelical Americans are going to vote for the current administration no matter the facts they will simply manufacture their own.

J. Bruce Fox

Vienna

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