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‘Using the Lord’s name in vain’: Evangelicals chafe at Trump’s blasphemy

Aug 13, 2019

By Gabby Orr

Paul Hardesty didn’t pay much attention to President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Greenville, N.C., last month until a third concerned constituent rang his cellphone.

The residents of Hardesty’s district — he’s a Trump-supporting, West Virginia state senator — were calling to complain that Trump was “using the Lord’s name in vain,” Hardesty recounted.

“The third phone call is when I actually went and watched his speech because each of them sounded distraught,” said Hardesty, who describes himself as a conservative Democrat.

Here’s what he would have seen: Trump crowing, “They’ll be hit so g–damn hard,” while bragging about bombing Islamic State militants. And Trump recounting his warning to a wealthy businessman: “If you don’t support me, you’re going to be so g–damn poor.”

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One comment on “‘Using the Lord’s name in vain’: Evangelicals chafe at Trump’s blasphemy”

  • DT elected as US President- what could go wrong. In Australia our Billionaires are much more shy, with the exception of mining magnates alternately declaring – you must expect people dying working in mines (Lang Hancock) and “the Chinese have an airport in Karratha capable of airforce operations, for which they will grab Western Australia rich mineral resources” (Clive Palmer) – G** Damn them to H**l. I don’t know whether to fear G*dless commies or G**less Politicians. America you have always been great who told you otherwise. Report abuse

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