Letter: Response on Christians and Trump yields word salad

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Here is my reaction to Carl Mumpower’s response to John Penley’s letter about Christians vis-a-vis Trump: a word salad that doesn’t really say much and is full of stereotypes and unfounded conclusions [“How Do Conservative Christians Square Support for Trump?” April 4, Xpress].

I wonder whether he is aware that the synonyms for truism are platitude and banality? Poor Carl — he tries so hard to sound like an intellectual and only comes off sounding like a jackass — except maybe to people who are easily fooled.

— Darlene Wright


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5 thoughts on “Letter: Response on Christians and Trump yields word salad

  1. jason

    Christians are Americas terrorist. Absolutely no different than the “radical Islamist” they despise so much.

  2. Enlightened Enigma

    really? have the Christians been beheading people in America ? when, where ?

    • boatrocker

      No they haven’t silly-
      They use guns in black churches and cars during neo Nazi rallies.

  3. Big Al

    If you want to see the POTENTIAL threat of Christian evangelicals ruling America, read Ralph Peters’ novel “The War After Armageddon”.

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