I Love You but You Didn’t Do the Reading

Your humble editor spent most of the week buried in the NSB, but a few stories still caught our attention:

White evangelicals still love The Donald, at PRC.Pew evangelicals and trump

How has religion contributed to political polarization? An interview with Peter Wehner and Melissa Rogers at R&P.

What I think is much more disturbing is this enthusiastic embrace of Trump. That I think is inexcusable. Because Christians, above all, ought to be people who understand that they’re citizens of a different city. There ought to be some distance from politics and the ability to speak truth to power. It’s fine for Christians to praise particular court appointments and particular policies, but when Trump engages in an effort to annihilate truth, when he engages in dehumanizing tactics, when he is cruel, when he unleashes his cascade of lies, they ought to speak to that too and unfortunately a lot of prominent white evangelical Christians don’t.

Another lawsuit: Christian parents accused of banning yoga in GA public school.

What’s wrong with high-stakes testing? They warp the system, at Curmudgucation.

When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.

Mayor deBlasio condemns racial segregation in elite NYC high schools, at Chalkbeat.

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  1. Agellius

     /  March 25, 2019

    What blows my mind is that the percentage of white Catholics supporting Trump has declined, while the percentage of non-white Catholics supporting Trump has doubled!

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    • Holy cow, that is odd. I was so focused on the “white-evangelical” category that I didn’t look at those other groups. What do you think causes more non-white Catholics to plump for Trump?

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      • Agellius

         /  March 25, 2019

        My guess would be that they like him for the same reason other people do: He’s blunt and frank, he puts America first, he opposes guaranteed entry and benefits for any schmo who can make it across the border, and he flips the bird to political correctness. Also he appoints pro-lifers to his cabinet and judgeships. This is how my best friend, a Latino-American Catholic, has always felt about him, and I have met a few others as well, including a couple of Asian-Americans.

        But the question is why are they supporting him in greater numbers than before. That I don’t know. I don’t know if you’re familiar with the #walkaway movement, but I have watched a number of the videos on Youtube, most of which are by non-whites. I have always hoped it was a harbinger of a real movement of minorities away from liberalism, but of course it’s hard to say. In any case you might try watching a few of them to see what makes them tick.

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