From Church and State, UK
I noticed that on Thursday evening, July 12th The Donald had a heart to heart with the televangelist Pat Robertson who despite his long history of Cold War cavils did not quibble in endorsing the Trump position on dealing with Russia and ignoring or dismissing Trump’s involvement in his alleged influencing of the last Presidential election.
The absurdity of Robertson’s positions and Trump’s evasions was captured perfectly in an Atlantic magazine piece which you can access here.
The Republican Party just keeps hitting political potholes on every important social and environmental issue. That interview with Robertson reminded me of what the late Senator Barry Goldwater counseled his party to do in numerous interviews which I subsequently chronicled on this web site.
The embrace in the 1970’s by the Republican Party of the Evangelists augmented Catholic power against women’s reproductive rights despite a warning from Mr. Conservative, Senator Barry Goldwater. That powerful religious alliance has been the primary basis for anti-women ever since. Goldwater and his wife Peggy helped start the Planned Parenthood affiliate in Phoenix.
In my 2/14/13 article on this web site, I quoted the late Senator’s warning in the late 1970’s onward to his colleagues about what has now come to pass.