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Re: “The Nasty God

Dear Bill,

Thanks for your insightful opinion piece.

I identify as an evangelical but did not vote for Trump. While some of your claims about evangelical motives for their voting practices seem a bit excessive, I do think you're onto something by pointing to the theory of depravity as at the core of many evangelical perspectives.

I also think that you were right to point to the view of God as "nasty" as a further frame for prompting the voting patterns of many of my fellow evangelicals.

I will be quoting your opinion piece favorably in my upcoming lectures.

In appreciation,

Thomas Jay Oord
Northwest Nazarene University

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Posted by Thomas Jay Oord on 06/13/2017 at 12:21 PM

Re: “The Nasty God

This article is speaking out of true and complete ignorance! Evangelicals came out in droves to keep Hillary out of office. They knew she would put up an anti-constitution Supreme Court pick, just as Obama did..
You don't judge the many for the mistakes of a few. The Word of God is becoming more and more true with every passing day! Your ignorance astounds me!

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Posted by Michael King on 06/08/2017 at 1:40 PM

Re: “The Nasty God

Trump is an offensive idiot but Hillary was not any better. Pick your poison. As an evangelical I can attest that most of us saw right through the Bakkers and their ilk. I would agree with Franklin Graham that God's hand was in Trump getting elected but only because God is sovereign and sometimes He lets bad things happen to teach us. See Pharaoh. That fact that He got elected does not mean He was favored by God. Why do you care so much Bill? Why the constant attacks on Christians? Look in the mirror. Maybe you're not all that perfect either.

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Posted by Bob Vaughan on 06/07/2017 at 6:21 PM

Re: “The Nasty God

Might it be that evangelicals voted for the profane Trump, because the alternative was the pathologically-dishonest, commie/socialist reptile-eyed Hillary Clinton? (Just speaking for myself, and I'm NOT an "evangelical," but she is the ONLY reason I held my nose with one hand while voting Trump with the other.) Since Cope is a commie/socialist himself, I can understand why he DOESN'T understand.

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Posted by bikeboy on 06/07/2017 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Rompin'

Good grief, let people make their own choices. What they wear has no bearing on my life.

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Posted by Wendy Bryan on 06/01/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “A Right to Bare Arms

How do u do it? By that I mean how do u let go of the idea that we r suppose to have this perfect body? U see, hear, read all the post, magazines and on t v that women r suppose to have this perfect body. Eat crappy food, drink protein shakes with kale, spinach and exercise 7 days a week. I have been debating about unfacebooking a woman on Facebook because she about 5'7 and weigh nothing. It's always depressing to read her post about how fat she was/is and she joined beachbody and now she tells everyone how happy she is. I really love your encouraging words to women

Posted by Janet Mosier on 05/31/2017 at 4:24 PM

Re: “A Right to Bare Arms

Thank you Amy! Love the movement. Love the feminism. Love the positivity!

Posted by Ann 1 on 05/31/2017 at 12:40 AM

Re: “A Right to Bare Arms

Love this. You have such a wonderful way of writing about the themes that so many of us women confront on a regular basis. Thank you for pushing past the fear of bearing your body--and your soul!

-Sarah Conley

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Posted by Sarah Conley on 05/25/2017 at 8:19 PM


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