Herschel Walker Watch

Alan H

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What bible thumper would vote for Herschel Walker? His life bears no resemblance to anything Christ would have given the nod to. But...whatever. Warnock won. Be happy.
 

Raz'r

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What bible thumper would vote for Herschel Walker? His life bears no resemblance to anything Christ would have given the nod to. But...whatever. Warnock won. Be happy.
I would guess that most if not the vast majority of Walker voters are Christian.
 

phillysailor

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What bible thumper would vote for Herschel Walker? His life bears no resemblance to anything Christ would have given the nod to. But...whatever. Warnock won. Be happy.
Christofascists, racists and rednecks with a cross hanging from their mud machine rear view
 

d'ranger

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I listened to an interview on NPR Monday evening and the gist is: Evangelicals will adapt to whatever helps keep white Christians at the top of the pile. It went into a lot more details but in this erection explains why Jesus loves Walker and Warnock isn't a Christian.
 

Pertinacious Tom

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“Walker spent the day making one final push, which is unusual for him,” the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host said. “Usually, during the final push, he’s miles away from the hospital at a Waffle House telling a waitress she could be the one.”

He also joked that Walker, who campaigned as a staunchly anti-abortion candidate and presented himself as a family man, was “Planned Parenthood’s customer of the year.”
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Christian Walker, Herschel Walker’s son, delivered a bone-crunching hit on his father’s football-to-politics career Tuesday after the elder Walker lost his Georgia Senate runoff to incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock.

“Don’t beat women, hold guns to people’s heads, fund abortions then pretend you’re pro-life, stalk cheerleaders, leave your multiple minor children alone to chase more fame, lie, lie, lie, say stupid crap, and make a fool of your family,” he wrote. “And then maybe you can win a Senate seat.”

Christian Walker, a conservative, blasted Republicans for choosing his father to vie for high office.

“We say we don’t play ‘identity politics’ and then you ran this man mainly because he was the same skin color as his opponent with no background other than football,” the son wrote. “A boring old Republican could have won.”

Sometimes the apple lands in a different continent from the tree. Sounds like the son would be a fine politician.
 

Mark_K

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48% of Georgia voted for a guy who doesn't even live in Georgia and can't form a complete sentence. That race should have been 70% Warnock, 30% Walker.
But ...thank heaven for small favors.
From their point of view it's either vote for Walker(s) of get the gay agenda rammed, crammed and slammed down their throats, probably in FEMA death camps. I'd vote for him too if I believed that was in store for me...
 

d'ranger

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Here is the interview I listened to on Monday evening


You have to get pretty deep into it before it discusses the motivations behind supporting a Walker over a Warnock

BRADLEY ONISHI: The country should be ordered in a way that white Christians are on top of the social, political and cultural hierarchies.


DIRKS: Christian nationalism, Onishi says, is a new name for an old phenomenon. It's a vision with white men at the top - no trans people, no gay people and people of color but only in service of white supremacy, Onishi says. At the same time, as white evangelical Republicans have embraced Herschel Walker, campaign ads and messaging paint Raphael Warnock as not a real Christian.


ONISHI: He represents somebody who's talking about collective change and systemic racism. Well, that would upset the order.


DIRKS: Pastor Daniel Darling says it's wrong to question Warnock's Christianity, but his political record does conflict with core evangelical beliefs.


DARLING: A lot of the conservative evangelicals or conservative voters might look at him and say, you know, the positions he's taken on the sanctity of life and other issues seem to conflict with my understanding of scripture. So I think that is a fair assessment.


DIRKS: It's not just Warnock's support for abortion rights, Darling says. Evangelicals prize religious freedom. They want to be able to support and uplift the families and lifestyles that fit their longstanding historical definition of family and morality.


Reverend Jaqui Lewis, pastor at the progressive, intentionally diverse Middle Church in New York, says the problem isn't with the freedom to practice personal beliefs. The problem is when people want to force those beliefs onto others.


JAQUI LEWIS: It is insisting on its own way. White Christian fascism believes it is chosen to dominate the world.


DIRKS: What's different now, Lewis says, is the right, and white Christian nationalists have incorporated diversity.


LEWIS: And the story that we're being asked to adopt as true is white power matters. And a Black senator might be elected to maintain white power.


DIRKS: Because in the end, that's what this is about - power, the power of a certain understanding of religion to shape politics and of politics to shape religion.
 

Raz'r

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I would bet that they claim to be Christian. But that doesn't make them Christian, any more than my claiming to be a Buddhist monk makes me one.
I gotta say if someone "claims" to be Christian, I take their word for it. Who am I to say they are or are not? Now, if they claim to be an accountant, I can check on that, but an adherent of any religion? Kinda up to them, no?
 

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A red state now has two blue senators because of one orange man.
A Blue Jew, and a Black Blue....
Crosses gone be burnin' tonight!!! (In private of course..... Racists know when they been whupped...)
 

Mrleft8

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I gotta say if someone "claims" to be Christian, I take their word for it. Who am I to say they are or are not? Now, if they claim to be an accountant, I can check on that, but an adherent of any religion? Kinda up to them, no?
I gotta say that if someone claims to be my brother, I do not take their word at it. Who am I to say they are not? I am my mother's only son. If you tell me that you're my stepbrother, I might have pause for consideration.... And ask for some sort of proof.
But if you claim to be a Christian, and act in ways that are completely contrary to the teachings of Jesus Christ, I will tell you to your face, that you are not a Christian.
 

Raz'r

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I gotta say that if someone claims to be my brother, I do not take their word at it. Who am I to say they are not? I am my mother's only son. If you tell me that you're my stepbrother, I might have pause for consideration.... And ask for some sort of proof.
But if you claim to be a Christian, and act in ways that are completely contrary to the teachings of Jesus Christ, I will tell you to your face, that you are not a Christian.
Being your brother is a testable hypothesis. Being a "Christian" is not. I'm pretty sure very few professed Christians meet your definition. You're going down the "no true scotsman" path.
 

Olsonist

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A red state now ...

Pew says 41% Fascists, 41% Democrats and 18% independents. Purple and so statewide it comes down to candidate quality.


Oh, it was Erick Erickson. But he's a right wing idiot who was a Never Trumper and then a Trumper and is now a Born Again Never Trumper.

 




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