Pence is the chief bootlicker to a president who now sees himself in messianic terms, a president who tweets a description of himself as “the second coming of God.” As hard as it is to see God Part II boasting about grabbing a woman’s genitals, paying hush money to a porn actress, or calling neo-Nazis “very fine people,” millions of overtly religious Americans believe in some version of Jesus Trump, Superstar.These are all lies. Pence is no more a bootlicker than any of our other recent VPs. Trump never described himself as “the second coming of God.” He never boast about grabbing a woman's genitals. His lawyer paid money to a blackmailer, and we don't know that Trump ever even met the port actress. Trump never called neo-Nazis very fine people.
Religious Americans support Trump for his policies, and not because they see him as a version of Jesus. But then here is what the article says about their religion:
White evangelical Christians, the rotting core of Trump’s base, profess to be guided by biblical imperatives. They’re not. Their religion is Play-Doh. ...If you similarly criticize the Christian-hating religion of those who run the NY Times, you are called anti-Semitic and bigoted.
So, yes, people hate religion ... They hate religion because, at a moment to stand up and be counted on the right side of history, religion is used as moral cover for despicable behavior.
Another NY Times writer goes beserck with the Hitler-Trump analogies:
World War II began 80 years ago this Sunday after Nazi Germany ... On Nov. 3 of that year, Joseph Goebbels, the propaganda minister, gave Hitler a report of his trip to Poland. “Above all, my description of the Jewish problem gets [Hitler’s] full approval,” he wrote in his diary. “The Jew is a waste product. It is a clinical issue more than a social one.” ...The author seems to have been triggered by a news story about bedbugs in the NY Times building, followed by a joke about its Trump-hater columnists. He complains about "the conviction that an opponent embodies an irredeemable evil", but that is a conviction most commonly found on the Left today.
The political mind-set that turned human beings into categories, classes and races also turned them into rodents, insects and garbage. “Anti-Semitism is exactly the same as delousing,” Heinrich Himmler would claim in 1943. “Getting rid of lice is not a matter of ideology. It is a matter of cleanliness.” Watching Warsaw’s Jewish ghetto burn that year, a Polish anti-Semite was overheard saying: “The bedbugs are on fire. The Germans are doing a great job.”