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RodeoPants2 06:40 PM 05-31-2020
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/31/u...rge-floyd.html

The country needs a leader, not a coward who hides and tweets empty threats.

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The bunker has not been used much, if at all, since those early days of the war on terrorism, but it has been hardened to withstand the force of a passenger jet crashing into the mansion above. The president and his family were rattled by their experience on Friday night, according to several advisers.

After his evening in the bunker, Mr. Trump emerged on Saturday morning to boast that he never felt unsafe and vow to sic “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons” on intruders. Melania Trump, anxious about the protests, opted at the last minute not to travel to Florida for the rocket launch on Saturday.

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Bob Dole 06:55 PM 06-01-2020
For whatever reason there has been a Chinook circling around my area since about 4pm
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Pitt Gorilla 10:32 PM 06-01-2020

Let me be clear. This is revolting. The Bible is not a prop. A church is not a photo op. Religion is not a political tool. God is not your plaything. pic.twitter.com/RZwPeqrwoZ

— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) June 2, 2020

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Ninerfan11 10:34 PM 06-01-2020
Originally Posted by Pitt Gorilla:
Let me be clear, that man is a kuckk
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Pitt Gorilla 10:36 PM 06-01-2020
Originally Posted by Ninerfan11:
Let me be clear, that man is a kuckk
Not sure what that means, but that hair-piece certainly isn't helping matters.
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stevieray 10:38 PM 06-01-2020
Originally Posted by Ninerfan11:
Let me be clear, that man is a kuckk
the irony of a jesuit priest saying that is quite humorous.
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Bowser 10:42 PM 06-01-2020
Originally Posted by Pitt Gorilla:
Orange Man Bad, Catholic version
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Pitt Gorilla 10:43 PM 06-01-2020
Bishop at DC church outraged by Trump visit: 'I just can't believe what my eyes have seen'

(CNN)Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington said Monday evening that she is "outraged" after President Donald Trump visited her church without advance notice to share "a message antithetical to the teachings of Jesus."

Her pointed comments came after the President walked from the White House to St. John's Episcopal Church, a house of worship used by American presidents for more than a century. Peaceful protesters just outside the White House gates were dispersed with tear gas, flash grenades and rubber bullets. It was all, apparently, so Trump could visit the church.

"I am outraged. The President did not pray when he came to St. John's, nor as you just articulated, did he acknowledge the agony of our country right now," Budde told CNN's Anderson Cooper on "AC360."

"And in particular, that of the people of color in our nation, who wonder if anyone ever -- anyone in public power will ever acknowledge their sacred words. And who are rightfully demanding an end to 400 years of systemic racism and white supremacy in our country. And I just want the world to know, that we in the diocese of Washington, following Jesus and his way of love ... we distance ourselves from the incendiary language of this President. We follow someone who lived a life of nonviolence and sacrificial love."

"We align ourselves with those seeking justice for the death of George Floyd and countless others," she continued. "And I just can't believe what my eyes have seen."

Trump was surrounded by aides in front of the church, including national security adviser Robert O'Brien, Attorney General Bill Barr, senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, chief of staff Mark Meadows, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

He remained at the boarded-up building for a matter of minutes before returning inside the White House. The exterior of the church had been defaced during protests outside the White House Sunday, and there had been a small fire in the parish house basement but church leaders said in a statement that the structure was largely "untouched."

"We have the greatest country in the world," Trump said outside the building.

Beyond using the church as a backdrop, Budde criticized Trump's use of a Bible during the visit, which he held up as he posed for cameras.

"Let me be clear: The President just used a Bible, the most sacred text of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and one of the churches of my diocese, without permission, as a backdrop for a message antithetical to the teachings of Jesus," she said.

The episode follows nearly a week of protests across the country that at times have turned violent over the death of Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man who died at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis.

While still at the White House Monday evening, Trump declared himself "your president of law and order," and vowed to return order to American streets using the military if widespread violence isn't quelled.

"If a city or state refuses to take the actions necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them," he said.

The address came after he had been angered by news coverage depicting him holed up in an underground bunker amid protests in Washington. He told aides on Monday he wanted to be seen outside the White House gates, according to a person familiar with the matter, which is part of what drove the decision to stage the photo-op at St. John's Church.

But Budde stressed Monday that his presence in front of the church -- and his response to the nationwide protests -- were both unwelcome.

"What I am here to talk about is the abuse of sacred symbols for the people of faith in this country to justify language, rhetoric, an approach to this crisis that is antithetical to everything we stand for."

The Episcopal Church has repeatedly refuted Trump on a range of issues including proposed cuts to social services and the construction of a wall on the US southern border.

Michael Curry, the presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, said in a statement Monday that Trump had "used a church building and the Holy Bible for partisan purposes."

"This was done in a time of deep hurt and pain in our country, and his action did nothing to help us or heal us," Curry said.

And Greg Brewer, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, tweeted that he was "shaken watching protestors in Lafayette Park gassed and cleared so that the President of the United States can do a photo op in front of St. John's Episcopal Church holding a Bible."

"This is blasphemy in real time," Brewer said on Twitter.
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Pogue 10:45 PM 06-01-2020
Originally Posted by Bowser:
Orange Man Bad, Catholic version
Catholics are liberals first.
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stevieray 10:47 PM 06-01-2020
Originally Posted by Pitt Gorilla:

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde
^Not backed up by Scripture^
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Pitt Gorilla 10:51 PM 06-01-2020
Originally Posted by stevieray:
^Not backed up by Scripture^
Matthew 6: 5-6
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stevieray 11:04 PM 06-01-2020
Originally Posted by Pitt Gorilla:
Matthew 6: 5-6
Christ is speaking to the Jews.

Besides, that wasn't the point.

Scripture doesn't back up her leading a church.
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Bump 11:17 PM 06-01-2020
Originally Posted by Pitt Gorilla:
imagine being outraged by that. Nobody is allowed to hold up a bible and pay respects? It is known that the Catholic church was infiltrated quite a long time ago, hence all of the pedophilia and the pope is the anti-Christ.
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eDave 11:18 PM 06-01-2020
Originally Posted by Bump:
imagine being outraged by that. Nobody is allowed to hold up a bible and pay respects? It is known that the Catholic church was infiltrated quite a long time ago, hence all of the pedophilia and the pope is the anti-Christ.
Most would be cool with it if there was any conviction behind it.
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Bump 11:20 PM 06-01-2020
Originally Posted by eDave:
Most would be cool with it if there was any conviction behind it.
Now this, THIS is conviction


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baitism 11:21 PM 06-01-2020
Oh no. Blue checkmarks are upset!
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