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This Evangelical Leader Denounced Trump. Then the Death Threats Started.

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posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 11:45 AM
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Last fall, Jen Hatmaker, a popular evangelical author and speaker, started getting death threats. Readers mailed back her books to her home address, but not before some burned the pages or tore them into shreds. LifeWay Christian Stores, the behemoth retailer of the Southern Baptist Convention, pulled her titles off the shelves. Hatmaker was devastated. Up until that point, she had been a wildly influential and welcome presence in the evangelical world, a Christian author whose writings made the New York Times best-seller list and whose home renovation got its own HGTV series. But then 2016 happened, and, well, of course everything changed.





That’s when the full weight of conservative Christian outrage crashed down on Hatmaker. There were soon angry commenters and finger-wagging bloggers. She says people in her little town of Buda, Texas, just south of Austin, pulled her children aside and said terrible things about her and her husband. She was afraid to be in public, and she wasn’t sleeping or eating well. “The way people spoke about us, it was as if I had never loved Jesus a day in my life,”


Then learn your lesson Jen. Free speech and the flow of ideas differing from cult45 is a thing of the past. We are entering a new age,, believe me.
It's astonishing when HeraCy encompases politics. I wonder if we are entering a new age of the American theological inquisition?







edit on 17-12-2017 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 11:49 AM
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The worship of gods guns and Girls.



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 11:59 AM
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I guess her freedom of religion and speech wasn't as sacred??



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 12:00 PM
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A new era of viking worship on tv, including cinematic films about Thor and Ragnarok...



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 12:27 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

most of us know myth when we see it...
some of us even find it entertaining.



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Tolerant Right.



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 01:01 PM
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Not surprised at all. The cult is strong in Trump and his supporters. My mom will "unfriend" anyone on Facebook at the drop of a dime if they seem to criticize Trump in any way, but not before making an ass of herself in the process by arguing with them in the comments, using curse words and all and using the usual Fox News and Breitbart talking points.

Pretty sad that not sharing the same political views makes you an enemy and warrants threats. But many Christians are already heavily brainwashed into the "cult of personality" and "idol worship" mentalities and are easily prone to the side effects of such things.



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 01:07 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

I thought the reason that they pulled her book and sent her threats was because she supports gay unions, plus how is her book being pulled in October 2016 the fault of Trump?


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posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 01:14 PM
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Always amused when the atheist left lamely tries to use religion to make a political point.Godless heathens..



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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gotta love that good wholesome Christian behavior



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12 www.politico.com...

Last fall, Jen Hatmaker, a popular evangelical author and speaker, started getting death threats. Readers mailed back her books to her home address, but not before some burned the pages or tore them into shreds. LifeWay Christian Stores, the behemoth retailer of the Southern Baptist Convention, pulled her titles off the shelves. Hatmaker was devastated. Up until that point, she had been a wildly influential and welcome presence in the evangelical world, a Christian author whose writings made the New York Times best-seller list and whose home renovation got its own HGTV series. But then 2016 happened, and, well, of course everything changed.




That’s when the full weight of conservative Christian outrage crashed down on Hatmaker. There were soon angry commenters and finger-wagging bloggers. She says people in her little town of Buda, Texas, just south of Austin, pulled her children aside and said terrible things about her and her husband. She was afraid to be in public, and she wasn’t sleeping or eating well. “The way people spoke about us, it was as if I had never loved Jesus a day in my life,”


Then learn your lesson Jen. Free speech and the flow of ideas differing from cult45 is a thing of the past. We are entering a new age,, believe me.
It's astonishing when HeraCy encompases politics. I wonder if we are entering a new age of the American theological inquisition?


This person was being punished because she was being overzealous and masquerading behind her Christian background and then "denouncing" Trump as if she was a CNN employee, not a Christian.

Denouncing people isn't an act of Christianity. And her receiving "death threats" and other harassment are also being done by very un-Christian like people. This so called "conservative Christian" outrage isn't being performed by real true Christians. A Christian is defined by their actions. If their actions aren't Christian most of the time then they aren't Christians. You don't get to make your own rules and be a Christian, unlike non Christians who make their own rules and call themselves, or be referred to as Christians by other non-Christians who just don't get it and hate everyone.



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 01:29 PM
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Altar biting Christians are as big a bane on real life as mad Communists, it's as simple as that, they all turn out to be hyper-hypocrites...God forbid that they should show humility.
edit on 17-12-2017 by smurfy because: Text: Matthew 5:5



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

bring it on :

nixon said : " no white wash in the white house " , " i am not a crook "

clinton said : too many to list

bush [ HW ] said : " read my lips , no new taxes "

odin said : " i will destroy teh frost giants "

wake up people - who here has seen a frost giant

odin for president



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posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 02:20 PM
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"Those who live by the sword die by the sword."



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 02:27 PM
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posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 03:11 PM
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a reply to: thesaneone

www.rawstory.com...

www.texasmonthly.com...

religionnews.com...



What's the BS you are refering to...?? btw.....I didn't write the headline,
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posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 03:21 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: thesaneone

www.rawstory.com...

www.texasmonthly.com...

religionnews.com...



What's the BS you are refering to...??




They turned on her because of her support for gay unions and not because she spoke out against Trump, this old story is just making up bs when they didn't need to, if you want to have a discussion about ignorant views by some of the religious folks then cool but don't go around lying and trying to blame this on her not supporting Trump.



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 04:35 PM
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originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: intrptr

most of us know myth when we see it...
some of us even find it entertaining.


The TV series, Viking is dramatized version history. But then most tv drama is myth.







 
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