Tony Perkins is the evangelical Christian leader and head of the nutty Family Research Council who has given President Trump a "mulligan" for his dalliance with porn star Stormy Daniels while Melania was home with baby Barron. Perkins has been widely ridiculed but give him credit for drawing his metaphors from territory familiar to Trump--golf, specifically, cheating at golf.
Meanwhile, Pat Robertson, host of The 700 Club, said the other day he's being "dominated" by homosexuals. Imagine all my gay followers clicking on the link, expecting to find a new aid for a recreational pastime, and discovering only that their dreaded agenda is drowning out Pat's requests to send him money. AlterNet has been inspired to compile a list of "the ten craziest things Pat Robertson has said," one of which is--no kidding--Beware of scamsters in religious garb. I think my favorite, however, is You should cast demons out of secondhand clothes you buy, lest their previous owner's evil infect you. Something about the confluence of triviality and earnest stupidity, together with a nontrivial reminder that the people sending him their money have questions about the secondhand clothes they buy.
I bet Robertson enjoys a private belly laugh when he hears politicians bragging about the small donations they're raking in from heartland Americans.
Heartland America: is it just a home for the mentally infirm? Christianity was once a world religion but today, at least in our country, its only vital parts function as a wing of the Republican party, which has clearly lost its way. Trump finished second in the 2016 Iowa Republican presidential caucuses. So did Pat Robertson, in 1988.