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‘Poster child for Trump’s intolerance’: Ex-evangelist rains holy hell on ‘converted Catholic’ Laura Ingraham

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Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday morning, a former evangelist launched a broadside at Fox News host Laura Ingraham, questioning her commitment to her faith after she attacked a Parkland teen who recently lived through a gun massacre at his high school.

Speaking with AM Joy host Joy Reid, religious commentator Frank Schaeffer — the son of a prominent Christian theologian — said he knows Ingraham from having appeared on her show and that he is appalled that she has turned into a doppelganger of President Donald Trump.

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Addressing evangelical support for Trump, despite allegations that the president conducted affairs with a porn star and a Playboy playmate, Schaeffer called out the Fox News host who has made a highly publicized admission of converting to Catholicism.

“Catholics almost 60/40 are against Donald Trump,” host Reid began. “Then why is it that white evangelicals, if everyone has the core theological basis, are alone in being so absolutely supportive of Donald Trump despite all his flaws?”

“It’s not just the white evangelicals,” Schaeffer replied. “There are conservative Roman Catholics like Laura Ingraham.  She had me on her show when I wrote a book about my son being in the Marine Corps.”

“Look at her now, she’s a convert to Catholicism and here we are in Holy Week culminating in Easter and she chooses this time to mock a teenager who stood up against gun violence,” he pointed out. “Here is someone who had breast cancer, who survived it, Laura Ingraham did, and saying after she had breast cancer that she said she was going to reexamine her life and dedicate herself to higher things.”

“Look at the fall that she has taken now,” he continued. “A poster child for imitating Donald Trump’s ugly intolerance. Imagine that, in Holy Week, at the time when Christians around the world are saying ‘He is risen’ … mocking kids who stand against violence. Think about that, Joy. That’s where we are.”

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“The mentality is, we follow Trump,not just into the gutter with his porn star presidency and the filth of his own past life and mob connections and the rest of it,” he added. “We even now find these leaders following him into the intolerance where it is okay in their view to mock a teen who stands on violence. That is where we are this Easter morning.”

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Things are so bad for Republicans the GOP had to send money to Texas

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In 2016, then-anti-Trump Republican Sen. Linsey Graham proclaimed, "If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed.......and we will deserve it." It seems his prediction is coming closer to fruition.

Financial reporting reveals that the Republican Party was forced to send $1.3 million to ruby-red Texas as the election nears.

It was something spotted by ProPublica developer and ex-reporter Derek Willis Sunday.

"That's never happened before," he tweeted.

He noted that the Texas GOP raised $3.3 million in August, but nearly half of that came from their national parents.

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What the London ‘Blitz’ reveals about how much pain and tragedy people can handle in 2020

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It's hard to imagine how 2020 could possibly get worse. "If we lose Betty White," a friend said on a drive to the Supreme Court to lay flowers.

So many Americans have lost friends or family members to COVID-19. Thousands of Americans survived the virus only to desperately needed organ transplants and forever will struggle to breathe the way they once did. Others are still suffering without smell or taste even three months after having the virus. Millions of Americans are out of work. Debt is stacking up for those trying to survive in the COVID economy. A lack of health insurance can mean hospitalizations from the virus are putting people into bankruptcy.

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Stop trying to convince people you’re right — it will never persuade anyone: expert

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MSNBC host Joshua Johnson noted that this year has been full of strife, with Americans having a lot to stand up about. Whether the slaying of unarmed Black men and police brutality, or healthcare, and the coronavirus, Americans are lining up to protest.

Johnson asked if people try to start tough conversations, how do they keep it productive, and when it's time to give up. In her book, We Need to Talk, Celest Headlee explains tools that people can use to have productive conversations about tough issues that help move the needle.

"Keep in mind that a protest isn't a conversation, right?" she first began. "That's a different kind of communication. The first thing is that our goal in conversations is not always a productive one. In other words, oftentimes, we go into these conversations hoping to change somebody's mind or convince them that they are wrong. You're just never going to accomplish that. There's no evidence. We haven't been able to -- through years and years of research we haven't been able to find evidence that over a conversation somebody said, 'You're right, I was completely wrong.' You've convinced me. So, we have to stop trying to do that. We have to find a new purpose for those conversations."

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