To wingnuts, and religious zealots who've made an industry from their tax-exempt status, there is no greater threat to liberty than Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. shared an anecdote of his late father’s final days during his speech Thursday to rally Republicans behind Donald Trump.
“He joked with CNN that he dreamed that Chelsea Clinton had interviewed him about the three greatest threats facing this nation,” Falwell Jr. said, recalling his father’s last days in 2007. “He replied, those three greatest threats are Osama, Obama and yo mama. Well, Osama is now gone, Obama has six months left in his term and the only way to make America great — and one — again is to tell Chelsea’s mama, ‘You’re fired.’ And the only way to do that is to elect Donald Trump and Mike Pence president and vice president of the United States.”
Insisting that America is at a crossroads, Falwell Jr. urged for the GOP to unite behind Trump, who will accept the GOP’s presidential nomination Thursday evening.
Apparently what really gets Falwell's heart aflutter though is the idea that he's found a champion in Donald Trump, one who repeal already virtually non-existent restrictions on barring churches like his from getting even more politically involved.
“Mr. Trump has added a plank to this party’s platform to repeal IRS rules sponsored by Lyndon Johnson in 1954 barring churches and non-profits form expressing political free speech,” he said. “Conservative universities and churches, however, have been investigated while authorities have too often turned a blind eye toward liberal groups, including universities where left-wing ideology is so pervasive that they have in effect become the Democratic-voter indoctrination camps. Trust me, the repeal of the Johnson amendment will create a huge revolution for conservative Christians and for free speech.”
The rank stink of cynicism filled the air.