02
Feb
17

With Friends like this…


It should have been one of the most congenial calls for the new commander in chief — a conversation with the leader of Australia, one of America’s staunchest allies, at the end of a triumphant week

Instead, President Trump blasted Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over a refu­gee agreement and boasted about the magnitude of his electoral college win, according to senior U.S. officials briefed on the Saturday exchange. Then, 25 minutes into what was expected to be an hour-long call, Trump abruptly ended it.

At one point Trump informed Turnbull that he had spoken with four other world leaders that day — including Russian President Vladi­mir Putin — and that “This was the worst call by far.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/no-gday-mate-on-call-with-australian-pm-trump-badgers-and-brags/2017/02/01/88a3bfb0-e8bf-11e6-80c2-30e57e57e05d_story.html?utm_term=.e8c9ef43853e

This AGAIN shows the “questionable” character of the President elected and still supported by American evangelicals.

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7 Responses to “With Friends like this…”


  1. February 3, 2017 at 7:26 am

    “This AGAIN shows the character of the President elected and still supported by American evangelicals.”

    Actually FAR worse, it shows the character OF those evangelicals who continue to support Trump, a dangerous path to continue along, following a man who embodies so many “qualities” that are at odds with the nature and character of the Jesus they profess to follow.

  2. 2 Vivian
    February 3, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    I used to appreciate your posts because I thought you have some great insight about spiritual growth and Biblical inspiration. Recently, your posts have been very political and you are not even American. So, I decided to stop following your blog. Please unsubscribe me thank you.

  3. February 6, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Vivian,
    You need to unsubscribe yourself. I can’t do it.
    “Spiritual growth and biblical inspiration” are NOT divorced from day to day life and this world, but they equip us to LIVE in this world as ambassadors of HIS Kingdom.

    Unfortunately it seems that American evangelicals are more interested in political outcomes for PATRIOTIC reasons than for reasons of God’s Kingdom and have thrown considerable support behind a man who has proudly flaunted his own ungodliness while trying to establish his own VERY ungodly agenda.

  4. February 6, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Recently, your posts have been very political and you are not even American.

    The political content of my posts relates to the way that political ideology and political allegiances are compromising evangelical witness to the world by mixing nationalism with the gospel, creating a hybrid false gospel instead of the gospel of God’s Kingdom.

    I don’t need to be American to promote God’s Kingdom.

  5. 5 Marleen
    February 6, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I am patriotic. I don’t find that contradictory. It is the definition of patriotism that is the problem. (And there could be countries that have terrible laws and principles where the sense would be different.) I was just thinking earlier today that my parents sent me to all the “wrong” places, because I learned Bible and thinking and Constitution and history and the Holy Spirit, and love. Somehow, these places were chosen for me.

    But somehow my parents didn’t learn what was taught in these places in a way that “stuck” through the end of their days. To them, you sit in a pew and walk out your life a racist; you wonder why your daughter refers to Constituional tenets. You think that being a citizen is sorta the same thing as being a Christian (or a second-best of Jewish), so you don’t have to actually consider what faith really is and how life works.

  6. February 7, 2017 at 7:14 am

    I can occasionally have “patriotic” moments, like during last year’s Paralympics when I followed the progress of Australia’s wheelchair Rugby team.

    The contradiction comes when patriotism takes precedence over or replaces God’s Kingdom in one’s affections – or possibly even worse, becomes conflated with God’s Kingdom so the nation’s agenda is considered to be God’s agenda.

  7. February 10, 2017 at 10:41 am

    It seems like PM Turnbull (Trumble to Sean Spicer) learned quite a lot from Trump’s bullying abusive phone call:

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/video/2017/feb/08/malcolm-turnbull-calls-bill-shorten-a-social-climbing-sycophant-video


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