Reality Check: What Melania Trump’s Prayer Tells You
February 20, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
Melania Trump opened Donald Trump’s big rally in Florida by saying “Let us pray” and then read “The Lord’s Prayer.” This prayer, with its words “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven,” is embraced by most denominations of Christianity. And reading this prayer at this presidential rally casts the nearly 30 percent of the people in the U.S.—and the 68 percent of the world’s population—who do NOT identify as Christians, as outsiders and basically as “infidels.”
What does it tell you when the president of the United States is building a mass movement on an explicitly Christian basis, while actively spewing forth Islamophobia on a daily basis, remaining stunningly silent on rising incidents of anti-Semitism, and heavily staffing his administration with Christian fundamentalist lunatics and theocrats?
It tells you that a big part of what the Trumpites mean by “Make America Great” is imposing white supremacist Christian fundamentalism on society. And they are getting ready for their own Christian fundamentalist “Jihad,” against Islam as a whole, with potentially Earth-destroying potential... if they are not stopped.
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