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" My critique was that Rod’s admonition to “live not by lies” must also apply to people who, once reasonable, reliable “values voters” on the right, have now slipped into wild conspiracy thinking, showmanship, and deception—willfully entertaining delusions in a desperate bid to maintain power. Is no one else appalled at how many Christians who have for decades trumpeted the importance of capital T truth and decried postmodernism and relativism now turn a blind eye to a strongman who tells them what they want to hear? (To be clear, I’m not talking about everyone who voted for Trump, but about those who cannot possibly concede his loss or who have fallen for farfetched tales that are not backed up with evidence, or who are retreating to their own version of “whatabouttery” as they try to justify, downplay, or excuse the latest presidential shenanigan, or who threaten violence toward their political opponents.) I went to the same Christian schools as some of these “church leaders.” I have family members receiving emails from lifelong Christian friends castigating them for “cowering in fear” against the Democratic majority and telling them this is 1776 for Christian conservatives. I know pastors in red states who’ve lost their livelihoods for daring to issue even the slightest challenge to Trumpian orthodoxy..." from the article: “Live Not By Lies” – Whether Right or Left
Christopher Lynn Hedges (born September 18, 1956) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Presbyterian minister, author and television host.