PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “How Trump is Blowing Up the Separation of Church and State” / The Big Picture RT / Thom Hartmann ☮

Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Americans United for Separation of Church & State. If you’re an American who cares about the separation of church and state – you should be very worried about Neil Gorsuch – Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. The reason why?

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Trump Can’t Handle Life Outside his Bubble – Reality can be Scary” / Ring of Fire / Farron Cousins ☮

Donald Trump has lived his entire life inside of a millionaire’s (billionaire’s?) bubble, never having to endure anything that he didn’t like. But now that he’s outside of that bubble and in the real world, suddenly the world seems scary and mean. He cries about “fake news” and negative polls, but that’s just reality, Donald, and you’d better get used to it.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Trump Vows to ‘Totally Destroy’ the Barrier Between Church and State” / The Humanist Report / Mike Figueredo ☮

At the National Prayer Breakfast President Trump vowed to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment, which maintains a barrier between churches and politicians. Undoing this amendment would allow religious organizations and churches to bribe politicians in the same way multinational corporations do by lobbying them and contributing to their political campaigns. It would move us down the path towards a theocracy—and it can’t stand.