Trump’s religious bigotry is as American as apple pie (COMMENTARY)

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a Pearl Harbor Day rally aboard the USS Yorktown Memorial in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on December 7, 2015. Photo courtesy of  REUTERS/Randall Hill

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a Pearl Harbor Day rally aboard the USS Yorktown Memorial in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on December 7, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Randall Hill

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Trump is popular because he is giving voice to anxieties deeply held in the heartland, not least the anxiety that “they” are taking away “our” country.

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  • Larry

    “White Supremacists Love Trump’s Anti-Muslim Policy”
    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2015/12/surprise-white-supremacists-love-trumps-anti-muslim-policy/

    “white nationalists from all sides of the movement have been throwing their support behind Trump. Trump has been endorsed by individuals such as former Ku Klux Klan leader, David Duke, and Jared Taylor, one of the most significant white nationalists in the movement today. ”

    What is more American than white supremacy and sectarian discrimination? 🙂

  • Be Brave

    Q: What is more American than white supremacy and sectarian discrimination?

    A: Christian bashing atheism. Probably 500 to one. Or more.

    That was easy.

  • I want more Muslims in the USA.
    And bring the Syrian refugees here. We need them badly and it happens to be the humanitarian thing to do.

    Muslims in America:*
    1. Educated. They comprise less than 1% of the population yet 4% of the professional services in medicine and technology.
    2. Professional. They adapt to American life more quickly than any other religious group and begin paying taxes sooner.
    3. Freedom. The presence of Muslims strengthens separation of church and state vis-a-vis Christianity.
    4. Secularism. Believe it or not, Muslims who leave the totalitarian regimes where religion is strictly enforced and settle in America lose their religion faster than any other religious group.
    *Pew Research.

  • Larry

    Glad that you acknowledge secular thinking is a very American idea. Doesn’t change that Trump is courting the ignorant cretin bigot vote.

    You know things are bad when Progressives can say in an unambiguous way, “I agree with everything Dick Cheney just said”.

  • Be Brave

    No one has to apologize for being “terrified” about Islam and Muslims. The history of violence and tyranny dates to 20-seconds ago. Ooops, update: Now.

    And while Latter Saint theology is incompatible with “the faith delivered” to the authentic saints, as described in the New Testament . . . there are no Mormons calling for the slaughtering of Joseph Smith blasphemers.

    Side note: This is hilarious watching the common Christian basher coming to the aid and defense of Muslims.

    This is fun times indeed.

  • The name TRUMP will forever be joined by the likes of Hitler, Mussolini and the other filthy pigs of world history. Trump no longer means ANYTHING other than filth. Too bad his children will have to walk in shame because of their father.

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