Some people might say oh this is American, however American Christianity is hugely influential around the world, so this must be looked at and engaged with. This is a reblogged post from elsewhere. Not mine.
LYNCHBURG, VA – JANUARY 18: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers the convocation at the Vines Center on the campus of Liberty University January 18, 2016 in Lynchburg, Virginia. A billionaire real estate mogul and reality television personality, Trump addressed students and guests at the non-profit, private Christian university that was founded in 1971 by evangelical Southern Baptist televangelist Jerry Falwell. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Thirst for Retribution
‘How could this happen?’ bemoan some conservative evangelicals. Titles abound, such as: The Inexplicable Evangelical Support for Donald Trump. But the reality is far from inexplicable. Noam Chomsky weighed in with an argument about economic inequality and working class whites, which I think has lots of validity. But the argument from economic inequality doesn’t explain everything – after all, why did Southern states refuse Obamacare? Why don’t more Southerners vote for Bernie Sanders? We are becoming…
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