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    Episcopal Priest Trashes Marjorie Taylor Greene and ‘Her Bastardization of the Christian Faith’


    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene keeps boasting about being a proud Christian nationalist and of course, promotes this nasty load of b.s. because she wants all of us to think this way. Fortunately, one prominent religious leader has had it with her revisionist beliefs about the teaching of Jesus Christ.

    So the Reverend Nathan Empsall, the executive director of Faithful America, took to The Daily Beast whereupon he shredded her. Calling conservatives who embrace this racist doctrine “wolves in sheep’s clothing, Empsall explained that the far-right is responsible for the “bastardization of the Christian faith,” Raw Story reports.

    Greene was recently asked during an interview about her embrace of Christian nationalism. Her response?
    “We need to be the party of nationalism. And I’m a Christian. I say proudly we should be Christian nationalists. And when Republicans learn to represent most of the people that vote for them, then we will be the party that continues to without having to chase down certain identities, or chase down, you know, certain segments of people.”

    I guess I should be happy that Republicans are mainly happy to serve their corporate masters.

    But Empsall’s words were powerful and he writes that her exclusionary acceptance of nationalism is un-Christian.

    “It’s not the first time she has embraced the label. And it’s a dangerous turn of events that requires active, loud opposition from all of us, especially from American Christians, for whom Greene and her allies claim to speak,” he writes. “As a pastor, if there’s one thing I understand, it’s that Christian nationalism is unchristian and unpatriotic. Academic researchers define the authoritarian ideology as a political worldview — not a religion — that unconstitutionally and unbiblically merges Christian and American identities, declaring that does not matter because America is a ‘Christian nation’ where only conservative Christians count as true Americans.”

    Empsall elaborated a bit more.

    “The clear goal of Christian nationalism is to seize power only for its mostly white evangelical and conservative Catholic followers, no matter who else gets hurt or how many elections have to be overturned. This is the unholy force that incited the failed coup of Jan. 6, 2021, brought us the recent theocratic spate of Supreme Court opinions, and has inspired multiple wave upon wave of dangerous misinformation about elections, climate change, and COVID-19—all in direct contrast to Jesus’ teachings of love, truth, and the common good.”

    Empsall found a small silver lining in all of this but he warns that Christian nationalism needs to be fought against on all fronts. Greene, he warns “would have you believe that all of her critics ‘hate America and hate God,’ but this ignores the fact that most Christians are appalled at the way she hijacks the Gospel to justify attending white nationalist rallies and spreading anti-Semitic conspiracies.”

    “They don’t speak for American Christians. And it’s up to us to deflate their claims of a monopoly and thus their hold on power, reclaim our religion and its prophetic voice for the Gospel’s true values of love, dignity, equality, and social justice.”

    And it looks like scores of Christians are following Empsall’s words. A petition posted by FaithfulAmerica has gained 20,000 signatures from Christians opposed to her hateful nationalism.

    “Add your name,” the petition states, “and make it clear to the press, to voters, to other lawmakers, and to history that Christians will not ignore Greene’s constant and heretical hijacking of Jesus’ name for power and hatred!”

    I’m not a religious person, but I’m so glad for these good people standing against this obnoxious racist, homophobic woman. I can’t think of it happening to a nicer person.

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    Good for him. I was talking about her with my relatives in GA this AM. She resonates with her district. I suspect they would view Episcopals as "unChristian" as they view Catholics.

    There is a lot of unfocused anger out there.
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    That's the problem with a state religion, isn't it? You get arguments about who is really a Christian. Rick Santorum has already argued that President Obama was not a real Christian.

    Didn't Bloody Mary have her own ideas about who was a real Christian and who should be burned at the stake?

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    . . . a political worldview — not a religion — that unconstitutionally and unbiblically merges Christian and American identities . . .
    Don't see much of what I would call practice, which could be for the best. When they spout it makes you mad, but when you see them pray, it makes you want to barf.
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    And then of course there is this:


    EXCLUSIVE: Embattled QAnon congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene 'openly cheated' on her husband of 25 years with a polyamorous tantric sex guru and then moved on to another affair with the manager at her gym


    • Marjorie Taylor Greene had affairs with tantric sex guru Craig Ivey and fitness gym manager Justin Tway, DailyMail.com has learned
    • The embattled Georgia congresswoman, 46, has been married to husband Perry Greene since 1995 and shares three kids with him
    • Neither man denied the affairs when approached by DailyMail.com, but both refused to comment on their past relationships with Taylor Greene
    • 'I have no interest in talking about anything to do with that woman. Everything with her comes to no good,' Tway, 42, said
    • Taylor Greene had met her two lovers while working at a gym in Alpharetta, Georgia in 2012
    • Insiders say she was so brazen about her affairs they believed her marriage was on the rocks, but it appears the couple has put her infidelity behind them
    • Congress voted last week to remove Taylor Greene from her committee assignments due to her outrageous beliefs and controversial social media posts
    • In response to DailyMail.com's request for comment, Taylor Greene said it was another attempt to smear my name because I’m the biggest threat to the Democrats’ Socialist agenda'


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    Sounds to me that Greene's poisonous experience with Ivey left Tway and his knickers all knotted up.
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    I can’t wait until Perjury Taylor Green is gone for good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    I can’t wait until Perjury Taylor Green is gone for good.
    From what I'm hearing from my southern GA relatives, you may have a long wait. I hope they're wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    From what I'm hearing from my southern GA relatives, you may have a long wait. I hope they're wrong.
    That's what so amazing, and discouraging. My friend's physical therapist is a Trumpster and believes the election was stolen.

    I expect everyone here as seen clips of FOX covering all of this.

    Does the FOX viewer know the Cyber Ninjas found no fraud? That over 60 courts threw out cases for lack of evidence of fraud?

    Likely not.
    "alternative facts (lies)" are a cancer eating through a democracy, and will kill it. 1st amendment is not absolute.

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    Who could possibly want to get naked with her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Davis View Post
    Who could possibly want to get naked with her?
    Next time you're in the supermarket, look at the covers of the yellow journalism mags at the checkout. Apparently, she looks like just exactly what most people in her class think of as "hot".
    A society predicated on the assumption that everyone in it should want to get rich is not well situated to become either ethical or imaginative.

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