Jesus, Allah, Lord, The Dalai Lama, El, Eloah, Elohim, Elohai, El Shaddai,Tzevaot, and last, Jah.
… and whomever the KoolAid tents of worship follow.
President Trump Loves Them All and Demands their houses of Worship open immediately if not earlier.
BY: Jeffrey Koopersmith, Editor Emeritus, American Politics Journal
WASHINGTON DC, FRIDAY, 22nd MAY 2020 – It is excruciatingly painful to decide whether President Trump believes in much more than himself, but I think he adores his successful lawyers. CPAs, Helo pilots, 787 “The Beast” chauffeur a secret tank-like automobile painted a doomed black, and his driver – although, in a tank, why would one be fearful of a poor man at the wheel – and yes, “perhaps a good Beast teebone crash would dominate the news for two or three days as they blowtorch he and Melania out of the backseat having been keystoned on Constitution Avenue by Joe Biden’s gas, bomb, and hot air-proof SUV.”
This week the President decided to make a play for not only Jesus, but Allah, The Lord, Dalai Lama, and whomever the KoolAid tents of worship, follow. Lest we forget the Jews, who have at least eight names for God: YHWH (short for something I can’t print here) is the Tetragrammaton (Greek for “four-letter [word]”). Hebrew is an “abjad” (a writing system by which (in contrast to alphabets) each symbol or glyph stands for a consonant, in effect leaving it to us, the readers, to infer or otherwise supply an appropriate vowel., so the word’s letters “Yōd, Hē, Vav, Hē” are usually taken for consonants and expanded to Yahweh by others. More Hebrew words for God are El, Eloah, Elohim, Elohai, El Shaddai, Tzevaot, and last, Jah. I might guess that President Trump likes the idea of all the different names of The Lord, the Rabbis and flock use, so that he might confuse Christians and Islamics as to what he means, which God he worships, or, better yet, labels himself.
This writer does not believe that Donald Trump is only stirring the hearts and clasped hands of the religious American, he is also underscoring his belief that the United States is the Promised Land, which, course it is filled with promises. Some kept, and others forgotten.
So here he is tramping out of the curtain followed by a dozen or so of his acolytes to DEMAND that places of worship are essential, and should fling open their doors now, regardless of orders from State Governors or viral science not to congregate in any area at all including churches, et al.”
“If they don’t do it, I will override the governors. In America, we need more prayer, not less” said our President and took no questions regarding his demands.
While most news sources tell us that Mr. Trump cannot order Governors to force houses of worship to open for group prayer and sermons, other – including me think he can, because he did, and somewhere back in a White House folder is a letter from Attorney General Barr stating that the President of the United States may demand places of worship to open regardless of how many Americans catch and die from the Coronavirus as a result. It was not enough to “Open America for Business” It is time to Open America for God.
As usual, legal experts said he did not have the authority to override the governors…and here comes the BUT, he could sue the states on religious freedom guarantees under the Constitution.
Some say that would take too long, but this writer believes the President would breeze into the Supreme Court representing himself and get the nod from the Supremes rather than accusing the Court to be agnostic or worse.
Others remind us that religious conservatives are “the most solid” core of Trump’s voter base, to which I answer: Perhaps, as long as the house of worship is near a bank or corporate headquarters. Yet could that truly be the case?
Advocates for religion brought a lawsuit in Mississippi this week, and the Church burned to the ground perhaps by Devilish Arsonists who spray-painted “Bet you stay home now you hypoKrits.”
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued a non-binding guide for places of worship advising to act “‘in accord with this guidance and directives of state and local authorities that included urging non-sharing prayer book sharing, passing collection plates, and serving buffet meals. Choirs were also deemed spreading of the virus through emissions of aerosols (AKA spitting) while singing with or without the congregates.
Except for the fact that such gatherings for worship could harm or kill non-worshippers, the President sees no reason not to mollify evangelicals who have lost a small fortune from collection plates passed around at many houses and tents, and parking lots – and now may have the chance to recoup these losses from a single very large box (preferably etched copper or silver) in front of the doors or the center aisle of every house of worship.
[There is a rumor spreading on the Internet that Americans who do gather in crowds at churches et al may be ordered by state or local hedonists to quarantine the prayers for at least two to four weeks, and only after testing released back into the general population.]