Paranoiacs in power

A strong story, in response to which I viscerally side more (but fairly far from 100%) with Shane Claiborne than with Jerry Falwell, Jr. I, too, was once silenced by evangelical college administrators in the south who thought I was a dangerous leftist.

After you stop howling with laughter at that thought, consider one big beef I have with the story:

Mr. Trump has retained the loyalty of conservative white evangelicals because he is delivering on their political priorities: appointing conservative judges, moving the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and allowing religious entities to opt out of serving gay people or providing birth control in insurance plans.

The bolded language is substantially libelous. Few evangelical-owned businesses or “religious entities” refuse to serve gay people (though they may decline to endorse sexual sin or to serve particular events, such as same-sex “weddings”).

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