Billionaire Pastors Bankroll Far-Right Lurch In Texas

 

CNN reports:

Gun owners allowed to carry handguns without permits or training. Parents of transgender children facing investigation by state officials. Women forced to drive hours out-of-state to access abortion.

This is Texas now: While the Lone Star State has long been a bastion of Republican politics, new laws and policies have taken Texas further to the right in recent years than it has been in decades.

Elected officials and political observers in the state say a major factor in the transformation can be traced back to West Texas. Two billionaire oil and fracking magnates from the region, Tim Dunn and Farris Wilks, have quietly bankrolled some of Texas’ most far-right political candidates — helping reshape the state’s Republican Party in their worldview.

Read the full article. It’s really something and yes, the word “oligarchs” is used.

Friday’s_cat • 14 minutes ago

Tell me again why these churches deserve a tax exemption.

Dan M Friday’s_cat • 14 minutes ago

Because the American public has been brainwashed.

Bambino🇺🇦🌻 • 14 minutes ago

Another day, another “I got mine and fuck everyone else” billionaire telling people “Do what I say and don’t do what I do”.

greenmanTN • 18 minutes ago

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Joe in NM • 7 minutes ago

Hmmm, I wonder how much money laundering happens via that “church”.

RRebel • a few seconds ago

” ‘The cornerstones of our government are crumbling and starting to come apart,”

But he totally misconstrues the reason. It’s because people like him are buying politicians and judges and media and infrastructure and health care and everything needed to sustain life and society.

AyJayDee • a minute ago

In other words, more rich people destroying America so they can strip it down and sell it for parts, leaving the rest of us to live in a fascistic, impoverished, environmentally devastated husk of what once was.

Karl Dubhe IV • 2 minutes ago

In other words, they oppose the will of their own God. Who they ‘believe’ gave everyone free choice. If people are walking away, that’s on them. If you try to force them to stay in the churches, you’re doing something that God is responsible for.

Blasphemers and wannabe gods, that’s what these preachers are. All of them.

6 thoughts on “Billionaire Pastors Bankroll Far-Right Lurch In Texas

      1. Very good, Scottie.
        psychogenic (sy-kuh-JEN-ik)
        MEANING:
        adjective: Originating in the mind (having a psychological rather than a physiological cause).
        ETYMOLOGY:
        From Greek psycho- (mind) + -genic (producing). Earliest documented use: 1897.

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  1. Who decides whether preachers and their churches pay tax?
    GOP Legislators and multimillionaire preachers belong to many of the same organizations. It is not about religion for any of them.

    An honest God is the noblest work of man.
    Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll

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    1. Hello Cagjr. Robert Ingersoll has a good point, seems the republicans in congress and the preachers are both making a lot of profit off swindling the people. Both the republicans and the preachers peddle fear and hate. Plus all politicians in the US promise things they never seem to be to deliver.

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      1. They don’t have to carry a briefcase full of money to buy votes. Grifters know how to grift. The money and the power flow toward the top. The faithful get jack shit for their offerings and obedience.

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