So, I Decided to Respond to a Christian Friend’s Pro-Donald Trump Post


While I normally don’t comment on too many political things my friends and family post on social media, I’ve made a bit of an exception for this election. All I’ve really been doing is fact checking and debunking the information I see in these posts that’s either hypocritical or simply not accurate. The way I see it is, if you want to post that sort of garbage on Facebook or Twitter, you should expect to get some feedback — especially if you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.

That being said, I had a friend of mine (let’s call her Sarah) post a pro-Trump image from the Faith and Freedom Coalition with a side-by-side comparison between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on ten issues.

Being that I know she’s one of many friends I have who doesn’t know a damn thing about politics — continuing my theory that the less someone knows about politics, the more likely they’re going to be a Trump supporter — I decided I’d go line-by-line to expose how utterly ridiculous this post was.

Here’s the image:


And here are my responses:

1. Abortion on demand doesn’t remotely make sense. She believes in a woman having the right to choose what she does with her own body just like they can do now thanks to our Constitution by way of Roe v. Wade. 

2. Yes, she supports health care reform so that people can’t get discriminated against for having a pre-existing condition and millions of poor people won’t lose their health insurance. I must say that I’m shocked that a “faith and freedom” group would be for repealing a law that’s given millions of poor Americans access to health care while supporting a presidential candidate who’s had at least one affair; admitted to trying to have at least one other affair (with a married woman, no less); pretty much admitted to being a sexual predator; has been divorced twice; is on his third marriage; and has five children with three different women.

Maybe it’s just me, but I’m pretty certain Jesus wouldn’t support repealing health care from millions of poor people while supporting a self-admitted sexual predator who desperately tries to sleep with married women, is on his third marriage, and has had at least one affair.

3. Actually the only taxes she wants to raise would be on people making more than $250,000. Meanwhile, even many conservative economists have said Trump’s plan is nothing but a massive tax break for the rich and would add trillions to the debt.

4. Yes, she supports the right for gay Americans in a consensual adult relationship to marry the person they love, and for other people to not have the right to tell them who they can or cannot marry. Or do you feel it’s your right to tell other people who they should or shouldn’t be able to marry because you disagree with it?

5. Being that common core is a program created by the states, and each state voluntarily agreed to be a part of the program, this seems like the ultimate “states’ rights” issue. I’m not entirely sure why this matters as each state decided for themselves whether or not they wanted to be part of the program.

6. School vouchers are basically just a step toward abolishing public education so that they can privatize the whole thing. Not sure why anyone supports these vouchers as it’s clear what Republicans are trying to do because if you privatize education, that’s the easiest way to dumb-down society by spreading unregulated propaganda and misinformation.

7. Actually, the vast majority of Americans support a path to citizenship and common sense immigration reform. In fact, what Clinton supports is very similar to the bill Ronald Reagan signed in 1986. He was a Republican, by the way.

8. Yes, she supports a nuclear deal that’s reducing the odds of Iran being able to develop a nuclear weapon — a deal many of our closest allies agreed upon.

9. Being that 97 percent of what Planned Parenthood does has nothing to do with abortion — in fact, most of what they do involves providing health care for women, especially those living in poverty — I’m not entirely sure why stripping funding away from the organization is something to brag about.

Then, considering it’s illegal for any federal funds to be used for abortions (that’s called the Hyde Amendment), it makes absolutely no sense to want to strip funding away unless you want around 11 million Americans to lose vital health services, which is the number of people Planned Parenthood services every year.

10. Irony: The First Amendment Defense Act is supported by people who want to be able to force their religious views on others by claiming that because they’re not being allowed to do just that (by blocking same-sex marriage, for example), that it’s their “religious freedom” that’s being trampled on. Nothing quite like saying you’re an advocate for “religious freedom” while wanting millions of Americans to adhere to your religious views — which goes against their First Amendment rights.

Fun Fact: Slavery, segregation, bans on interracial marriage — three issues where people claimed it was within their First Amendment rights (and religion) to support those shameful moments in our history.

Actually, as a woman, there were people who claimed that they should have been able to deny your right to vote (before the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, that is) based upon the Bible and their religious beliefs. So, that makes #10 even more ironic.

Needless to say, as of writing this (several hours after I responded to her post), I’ve yet to get any sort of response.

Though something tells me that I’m not the only one who has friends or family who post equally ignorant memes, links or random political nonsense where all they do is prove just how utterly clueless they actually are.

Feel free to hit me up on Twitter or Facebook and let me know what you think.

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Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Aunt Paddy


  • anniesmac

    Wow. “Unseedy characteristics;
    lie, cheat,do whatever it takes to win;
    nothing in mind but to take everything for themselves; but I support Trump??”
    I thought that was who you were describing! Mind boggling.
    (That’s just my opinion.)

  • youmustbejoking

    I too, can’t understand how these people cannot see the hypocrisy in their support of Trump. I have decided that it is like hitting ones head on a brick wall in trying to speak logic to these folks, but I still try. That and I have developed this strange compulsion to either want a paintball gun or a flame thrower every time I go by a Trump/Pence sign. Guess it’s good I have neither.

    • mjazzguitar

      Have you been rioting- ok, “demonstrating”, over the results of the election?
      You sound like the type.

      • youmustbejoking

        Nope. I have been working. But if I were I would do so lawfully, I would not damage anyone else’s property and I would stay on message. The election of Trump has to be the worst thing that could have happened to this country and I dread the coming years. It will take decades to recover.

      • mjazzguitar

        “The election of Trump has to be the worst thing that could have happened
        to this country and I dread the coming years. It will take decades to
        I would have said the exact same thing if Hillary got elected.
        If the economy improves and we get a better health care plan, will you amend your views?

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  • David

    You live have obviously drank way to much coolaid. Talk about ignoring facts and truth. You all couldn’t identify either one if it hit you in the face. You are unable to dicern facts both politicly and spiritually. But know this we will certainly get who we deserve. Those inconvenient truths blood is crying out from the ground. And in just a little while you will know that the God who sees is the one who said to not be deceived, He is not mocked. For whatever it is we sow we shall reap. We have sown to the wind and we shall reap the whirlwind.

    • Tanya Reyes

      Bwahahaha. Do you really believe that God cares about who wins this election? Seriously? God is NOT deciding this election, the voters are.

    • ccyankee

      Scary, fear-based apocalyptic bs doesn’t work on those of us who use logic and reason.

    • Alex Paylor

      Don’t try to use words when you don’t know what they mean, or you can’t spell them correctly. It really hurts your credibility. Not knowing punctuation doesn’t help either. In general your language skills are very poor.

      Isn’t there something in your bible that commands people not to lie? I guess Darlin’ Donald must have missed that page in the extensive study of the bible that he brags about. Talking about chapters and verses that don’t exist. He’s great Presidential material, isn’t he? He’s been a liar all of his life, so there’s not much hope of his starting to tell the truth now.

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      You expect to reap far more from white Santa God than He has bothered to sow for you….

  • MapleTart

    Seeing this makes me even more confident that Hillary is clearly in the right on all of these issues. Excellent rebuttal!

  • Lonely Shadow

    Let’s not focus on Trump and focus on that homophobic trash known as Pence.

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