July 20, 2016

Stupid Donald Trump pal tricks

Talking Points Memo

Shortly after soap opera actor Antonio Sábato Jr. delivered a speech praising Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention, he espoused a favorite right-wing conspiracy theory: that President Barack Obama is secretly a Muslim who was born in the Middle East.

Sábato, who made his name as a Calvin Klein model and actor on "General Hospital" in the 1990s, said in a live sit-down interview with ABC News that he believes Obama “had an agenda from the beginning” to “drastically change this country.”

“First of all, I don’t believe the guy is a Christian,” he said. “If you understand Obama, that’s not a Christian name, is it?”

ABC’s Amna Nawaz pressed the model-actor by saying Obama regularly attends church services.

“No, he doesn’t. No, he does not. Actually, he does not attend church,” Sábato said. “He actually has never talked about Jesus Christ once. I’ve met a lot of Christians, I know Christians. I am one, and I don’t believe he is.”

Asked again why he doubts Obama’s religious faith, Sábato said, “It’s in my heart. I just see it for what it is. I believe that he’s on the other side.”

He went on to explain “the other side” is “the Middle East,” and said Obama is “with the bad guys. He’s with them, he’s not with us.”

Sábato was emphatic in saying he “absolutely” believes Obama is Muslim.

“[Obama] grew up in that world, that’s where he comes from, that’s where he grew up,” he said.


Leslie Armstrong said...

This is stupid.There is a certain ignorance in this country that it an embarrassment for saner individuals here. First off, it is in the Constitution that there is supposed to be a separation of church and state and freedom of religion.

And as for Christians, there are Commandments: Don't lie (aka known as being false witness), don't covet ( to desire wrongfully or inordinately what belongs to another, and love one another, just for starters.

Christians are also reminded to not to judge others, lest they be judged themselves and no where do I read that church attendance is mandatory or for sure lets everyone know you're a Christian. Attending church or not, is not what stamps you a Christian. It's your heart and actions. The rhetoric coming form the Christian Right deserves an F. And don't forget, we will 'reap what we sow'....I give you the 2016 election fiasco...where two unpopular candidates prevail over the one honest one who is not bought by corporate greed.

Tom Puckett said...

And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned,
Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were holden
that they should not know him. -- Luke 24:15-16

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, None but ourselves can free our minds.
Have no fear for atomic energy, 'Cause none of them can stop the time.
How long shall they kill our prophets, While we stand aside and look?
Some say it's just a part of it, We've got to fulfill the book.

Won't you help to sing, These songs of freedom?
'Cause all I ever have, Redemption songs. -- Bob Marley, Redemption Song

And finally, a few of Richard's Reminders:

What you perceive is up to you.

Anger is always fear, and fear is always fear of loss.

To learn anything you must put aside the safety of your ignorance.

Don't pray to get God's attention to fix some wrong.
Pray to get you own attention and realize that nothing needs fixing.

To bring anything into your life, imagine that it's already there.

No one can solve problems for someone whose problem is that they don't want their problems solved.

You don't have to fight to live as you wish.
Live as you wish and pay whatever price is required.

Whoever wants truth and light will find it for themselves.

Cheers, Tom