After Meeting With 400 Top Evangelical Christian Leaders, Trump Says He Has ‘Such Tremendous Respect and Admiration’ for His New Group
Donald Trump has just released the names of the people who will head his new Evangelical Executive Advisory Board, and among them are several dozen mostly well-known individuals, including Michele Bachmann, Ralph Reed,Â James Dobson, andÂ Robert Jeffress. The GOP presumptive nomineeÂ been behind closed doors with about 400 of America’s top evangelical Christian leaders, including the heads of several anti-gay hate groups, and some of the most activelyÂ anti-LGBT faith leaders in the nation, since about 8:30 AM today in Manhattan.
The group has no public duties but is expected to be used to convince evangelicals to vote for Trump. A press release states they willÂ “convene on a regular basis.”
Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who grew her political career on the backs of first Minnesota’s and then the nation’s LGBT citizens, is one the list. So isÂ James Dobson, who foundedÂ Focus On The Family and later, theÂ Family Research Council. Also on the list isÂ Jerry Falwell, Jr., son of the anti-gay televangelist who now heads his father’s Liberty University.Â Ronnie Floyd, the head of the Southern Baptist Convention, Bishop Harry Jackson, who worked for several years withÂ NOM, the National Organization For Marriage. Fire and brimstone megachurch anti-gay pastor and Fox News contributorÂ Robert Jeffress, who has called the Mormon faith a cult and is publicly opposed to both Catholicism and Islam, almost as much as he is opposed to LGBT people.Â
Others on the list include ethically disgraced former head of the Southern Baptist Convention’sÂ Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Richard Land.Â
Ralph Reed, who made his name working for Jerry Falwell until he too ran into ethical troubles. He is now the head and founder Â of theÂ Faith and Freedom Coalition, where Trump two weeks ago promised he would protect traditional marriage three days before he promised the LGBT community he is the most pro-gay candidate running for president.
In a statement, Trump said,Â â€œI have such tremendous respect and admiration for this group and I look forward to continuing to talk about the issues important to Evangelicals, and all Americans, and the common sense solutions I will implement when I am President,” as Politico reported.
Some have called into question the ethics of stumping for Trump, given their prior statements:
â€” Jack Jenkins (@jackmjenkins) June 21, 2016
â€” Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) June 21, 2016
Speaking of “crooked” some of Trump’s evangelical board are beyond shady… https://t.co/9GqaNfBWcJ
â€” Jackie Kucinich (@JFKucinich) June 21, 2016
James Dobson, now on Trump’s evangelical board, said in Feb ad: “we could not support” Trump after he accepted SCOTUS gay marriage ruling
â€” Rebecca Berg (@rebeccagberg) June 21, 2016
Inbox – On Trump’s evangelical advisory board: Richard Land, who called Trump a “scam” before endorsing him as the “lesser evil” in the race
â€” Rebecca Sinderbrand (@sinderbrand) June 21, 2016
The full list (below) includes only three women, as NPR’s Matt Katz reported.
23 of the 26 members of Trump’s new Evangelical Executive Advisory Board are men. The 3 women include Michele Bachmann.
â€” Matt Katz (@mattkatz00) June 21, 2016
Â· Michele Bachmann -Â Former CongresswomanÂ
Â· A.R. Bernard -Â Senior Pastor and CEO, Christian Cultural Center
Â· Mark Burns -Â Pastor, Harvest Praise and Worship Center
Â· Tim Clinton –Â President, American Association of Christian Counselors
Â· Kenneth and Gloria Copeland -Â Founders, Kenneth Copeland Ministries
Â· James Dobson -Â Author, Psychologist and Host, My Family Talk
Â· Jerry Falwell, Jr. -Â President, Liberty University
Â· Ronnie Floyd -Â Senior Pastor, Cross Church
Â· Jentezen Franklin -Â Senior Pastor, Free Chapel
Â· Jack Graham -Â Senior Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church
Â· Harry Jackson -Â Senior Pastor, Hope Christian Church
Â· Robert Jeffress -Â Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Dallas
Â· David Jeremiah -Â Senior Pastor, Shadow Mountain Community Church
Â· Richard Land â€“Â President, Southern Evangelical Seminary
Â· James MacDonald â€“Â Founder and Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel
Â· Johnnie Moore -Â Author, President of The KAIROS Company
Â· Robert Morris -Â Senior Pastor, Gateway Church
Â· Tom Mullins â€“Â Senior Pastor, Christ FellowshipÂ
Â· Ralph Reed –Â Founder,Â Faith and Freedom Coalition
Â· James RobisonÂ – Founder, Life OUTREACH International
Â· Tony Suarez -Â Executive ViceÂ President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
Â· Jay Strack -Â President, Student Leadership University
Â· Paula White -Â Senior Pastor, New Destiny Christian Center
Â· Tom Winters -Â Attorney, Winters and King, Inc.
Â· Sealy Yates â€“Â Attorney, Yates and Yates
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A ‘Close Ally’ With ‘Strong Ties’ to Marjorie Taylor Greene Was Part of the Capitol Attackers: Report
CNN’s K-File reported Wednesday that someone Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) called a “friend” was part of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Anthony Aguero, who does live streaming conservative commentary, confessed on video that he had been among those who entered the Capitol. He also contradicted false claims that the Capitol attack was done by “Antifa.”
“We were all there. It was not Antifa and it was not BLM. It was Trump supporters that did that yesterday. I’m the first to admit it, being one myself,” said Aguero in a Jan. 7 video.
“A message was sent,” Aguero said in a streaming video during the Jan. 6 attack as he walked away from the Capitol. “These politicians are not going to continue to get away with the abuse as they’ve been doing. We will continue to press on these individuals.”
According to the report, Greene and Aguero “have worked closely together over the years on causes such as immigration and the border wall and have attended pro-Trump rallies together.”
Many of the videos have been deleted, but CNN captured Greene repeatedly calling Aguero “amazing” and a “friend.”
“On social media, Aguero has called Greene ‘one of my closest friends,'” the report said.
AOC Smacks Down QAnon Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene Over LGBTQ Equality Act
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-NY) just slammed “QAnon Congresswoman” Marjorie Taylor Greene over her opposition to the LGBTQ Equality Act. The House will vote on the legislation this week, and is currently engaged in determining the rules for the vote.
Rep. Greene, Republican of Georgia, has been waging war against the bill, falsely claiming it “destroys women’s rights and religious freedom,” and is “evil.”
Greene on Wednesday bragged on Twitter that she had just made a motion to adjourn, in a lame attempt to derail the legislation from moving forward.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) February 24, 2021
Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez blasted and mocked her, saying, “You could just vote ‘no’ instead of trying to get out of work early.”
And she reminded Greene that trans women are women.
You could just vote “no” instead of trying to get out of work early.
And you should probably stop using those hashtags because women’s rights include trans women. ✌🏽🏳️⚧️💜 https://t.co/iJzA5BrLZF
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 24, 2021
AOC did not stop there.
We’re gonna pass the #EqualityAct today, protect our LGBTQ+ family and make the world a little bit better. 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️
Nothing is going to stop that.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 24, 2021
Last week AOC made headlines after raising over $5 million for the people of Texas harmed by the deadly storm and lack of power and running water.
Biden Moving Quickly to Fire Postmaster General as DeJoy Tells Dems to ‘Get Used To Me’
President Joe Biden is moving quickly to fire Louis DeJoy. Or rather, since the President does not have the power to fire a Postmaster General, he is moving quickly to have him terminated.
Biden is set to nominate three candidates to the Postal Service’s Board of Governors, giving Democrats a majority, The Washington Post reports.
The President “will nominate Ron Stroman, the Postal Service’s recently retired deputy postmaster general; Amber McReynolds, the chief executive of National Vote at Home Institute; and Anton Hajjar, the former general counsel of the American Postal Workers Union,” the Post reports.
McReynolds’ inclusion was hailed, given her work as a voting rights advocate.
Earlier Wednesday DeJoy snarkily told Democrats they will have to “get used to” him, saying he has no plans to resign despite the millions of dollars of damage to postal machines he caused, and despite the massive delays in mail delivery times he created. Many believe those actions were taken after President Donald Trump waged war on mail-in voting which Democrats advocated for to save lives during the coronavirus pandemic. It was, many say, a concerted effort to undermine the election.
“Get used to me.”
— Postmaster General Louis DeJoy rejects the notion he’s “a political appointee” and plans to stay in his role “for a long time.” pic.twitter.com/VQTEGx07Zu
— The Recount (@therecount) February 24, 2021
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