BLACK HAT MAN (PART I)
Since riding into town, Donald Trump has singlehandedly changed American’s religious landscape.
Consider the two recent political conventions. God was seldom mentioned at the Republican Convention – unusual for the former moral majority party. On the other hand, Democrats cast defending the weak, creating jobs and working for equal rights as biblical imperatives.
As stated by DNC speaker Rev. William Barber, known for his “Moral Mondays” protests for social justice, “I’m a conservative because I worked to conserve a divine tradition that teaches us to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.”
By displacing the religious right and allowing Democrats to sound like an all-welcoming revivalist church, Trump has forced God out of the Republican Party and into the party of diversity and inclusion. That’s YUGE!
Here’s My Take: Hillary Clinton is fond of quoting the old Methodist saying, “Do all the good you can, to all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can.”
The outcome of this election will depend on her ability to include the new ‘‘homeless’ evangelical Christians in this formula as well. That’s diversity.
BLACK HAT MAN (PART II)
“It may not be good for America,” said CBS chief executive, Les Moonves, summing up the Trump campaign, “but it’s damn good for CBS.”
Here’s My Take: You’re partially right, Mr. Moonves. It may be good for CBS, but it may also be good for America.
Sometimes it takes a common culprit, not a white-hat hero, to bring a village together.