From Baptist News:
More than 1,500 interfaith leaders charged President-elect Donald Trump with building a “cabinet of bigotry” in an online petition released Nov. 22. About 40 of the signers identify as Baptist, with affiliations including the Alliance of Baptists, the American Baptist Churches USA and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
Read Full story: https://baptistnews.com/article/faith-leaders-say-trump-building-a-cabinet-of-bigotry/
Seventy-seven percent of Americans, a new high, believe the nation is divided on the most important values, while 21 percent believe it is united and in agreement. Over the past 20+ years, the public has tended to perceive the nation as being more divided than united, apart from two surveys conducted shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Read Full story: http://blackchristiannews.com/2016/11/gallup-poll-in-the-last-days-of-obama-the-first-black-president-americans-say-country-is-its-most-divided/
From Charisma News:
Like millions of other Americans, I greatly celebrated when Donald Trump pulled off a miracle on election night. But within a week of his stunning election victory, many social conservatives already feel like they are being stabbed in the back.
Read Full story: http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/61271-what-donald-trump-just-did-is-going-to-have-social-conservatives-in-a-state-of-complete-shock
From The Christian Times:
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has reiterated its pledge to serve people who are fleeing from violence and urged President-elect Donald Trump to adopt policies that will treat immigrants and refugees humanely.
Read Full story: http://christiantimes.com/article/us-bishops-call-for-humane-treatment-of-immigrants-under-trump-administration/66343.htm
From The Christian Science Monitor:
In principle, Americans have long been ready to elect the first woman president. But 53 percent of white women voters rejected Clinton in this election.
Read Full story: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2016/1122/Why-Hillary-Clinton-lost-the-white-women-s-vote
From Church Leaders:
Donald Trump has been named President-elect of this country. Like it or not, he won. And half the country does not like it, let us admit.
Read Full story: http://www.churchleaders.com/pastors/pastor-articles/290744-10-reasons-not-pray-donald-trump-one-huge-one-joe-mckeever.html
From Prophecy News Watch:
The vitriol on social media has been off the charts, and there are some people that are actually unfriending anyone that supported the candidate that they were against.
Read Full story: http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=820
From Christian Today:
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has condemned the election of Donald Trump as a betrayal of “truth” and “decency”.
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From Adventist Review:
Satraps and soothsayers all around Daniel were in gloom about the latest political disaster; or thrilled by their recent triumph; or sticking their heads in the sand. How did Daniel deal with it?
Read Full story: http://www.adventistreview.org/nine-days-after
From The Presbyterian Outlook:
The election earlier this month revealed deep divisions in our country and raised many important questions for Christian people of faith as we look to our future as the Church. For many faithful Presbyterians, one of the questions facing us this week has a particular urgency: How can we navigate the tensions surrounding the Thanksgiving dinner table with friends and family who voted differently from us?
Read Full story: https://pres-outlook.org/2016/11/facing-thanksgiving/
From UC Observer:
Earlier this autumn, one of my Facebook friends posted a 17-minute-long clip of commentator Keith Olbermann reciting “176 reasons Donald Trump shouldn’t be president.” I watched it as I prepared dinner one evening.
Read Full story: http://www.ucobserver.org/editorials/2016/11/observations/
From Justice Unbound:
We write you at a time of great national tension. The recent campaign has exposed deep divisions in our national life. We are like a family that has been through a terrible quarrel.
Read Full story: http://justiceunbound.org/carousel/for-love-of-country/
Sometimes our preferred candidates win. We celebrate, but then life goes back to normal. Sometimes they lose. We protest. We demand a recount. But eventually we accept the loss. We lick our wounds and begin to think about the next election.
Read Full story: https://sojo.net/articles/resistance-prophetic
From Religion News Service:
(RNS) Here are 10 things I know or think I know, see or think I see, in the post-election whiplash. I am mainly trying to stay in the analytical mode in this piece as I try to make sense of what is going on around me.
Read Full story: http://religionnews.com/2016/11/18/post-election-whiplash-ten-observations/
From Brian Kaylor:
Chosen by the Oxford Dictionaries, this older word erupted into use this year. Brexit. Trump. Fake news. Post-truth sadly defines 2016 quite well.
Read Full story: http://www.briankaylor.com/2016/11/post-truth.html
From Intermountain Catholic:
LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles called for mercy and an end to deportations as he led religious leaders in an interfaith prayer service Nov. 10 for peace, solidarity and unity at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
Read Full story: http://www.icatholic.org/article/after-election-faith-leaders-call-for-unity-2749444
From National Catholic Register:
WASHINGTON — A hard-fought election cycle has brought many in the pro-life movement to new heights of optimism, firmly convinced that, under President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican Congress, they will finally be able to roll back legal abortion.
Read Full story: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/victorious-but-wary-pro-life-movement-views-the-post-election-landscape
From National Council of Churches:
The National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA expresses hopes and prayers that President-Elect Donald J. Trump will govern in a magnanimous, just, and collaborative manner. Mr. Trump has himself been in the past part of congregations associated with the Council.
Read Full story: http://nationalcouncilofchurches.us/a-call-to-the-president-elect/
From Worhty News:
(Worthy News) – President Obama, speaking at a press conference in Germany, passed up the opportunity Thursday to tamp down the anti-Donald Trump protests back home — urging those taking part not to remain “silent.”
Read Full story: https://www.worthynews.com/24884-obama-anti-trump-protesters-march
From Breaking Christian News:
Dr. Ryan Anderson, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, tweeted about the inconsistency, noting “Disagreeing with Trump is freedom. Disagreeing with gay marriage is bigotry and discrimination.”
Read Full story: http://www.breakingchristiannews.com/articles/display_art.html?ID=19820
From The Christian Post:
The smug reporting on the imminent demise of the Christian Right was prevalent during President Barack Obama’s second term, with most mainstream media missing all the telling signs that suggest the Christian Right was not only alive, but a force to be reckoned with.
Read Full story: http://www.christianpost.com/news/if-the-christian-right-is-dying-why-does-it-keep-winning-171579/
Scarlett Fakhar was a reporter on KRIV-TV until a post on her private Facebook page went public. She has been accused of being racist for the pro Trump post.
Read Full story: http://www.trunews.com/article/journalist-fired-for-pro-trump-facebook-post
From Urban Christian News:
The day after the election, Lisa Sharon Harper nearly gave up the name “evangelical.” That’s because 81 percent of white evangelical Christians voted for Donald Trump for president, a candidate she described as “representing all of the things Jesus stood against — lust for money, sex and power.” And their vote propelled the Republican nominee to victory.
Read Full story: http://urbanchristiannews.com/2016/11/can-rifts-within-evangelicalism-healed-2016-election/
From World Net Daily:
(CAMPUS REFORM) — Professors at the University of New Hampshire are calling for the expulsion of two students who counter protested an anti-Trump rally while wearing Harambe and Richard Nixon costumes.
Read Full story: http://www.wnd.com/2016/11/university-profs-expel-trump-supporters/?cat_orig=education
From World God’s Big World:
Do you remember 1994? After two years of Bill Clinton’s overreach, Republicans won control of both houses of Congress for the first time in 40 years. Newt Gingrich was now speaker of the House: an idea man who had brilliantly nationalized the congressional races around 10 key propositions called the Contract with America.
Read Full story: https://world.wng.org/2016/11/the_weeks_after
From Christian Newswire:
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ — With Donald J. Trump now our President-elect, and both houses of Congress firmly in the hands of pro-life Republicans, Americans who are opposed to abortion now have hope that real progress can be made in the struggle to protect innocent lives from the brutality of abortion death.
Read Full story: http://www.earnedmedia.org/or1121.htm
From CNS News:
Several weeks before his surprise win of the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump praised conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly — who had endorsed Trump for president in March – and stressed that America could do great things “if we started working together as one people, under one God, saluting one flag.”
Read Full story: http://cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/trump-imagine-what-us-could-do-if-we-worked-one-people-under-one-god-saluting
From Baptist News:
Many feared outbursts from Trump supporters if he lost the election. Armed uprisings were threats common on social media.
Read Full story: https://baptistnews.com/article/trump-inspired-vandalism-at-churches-follows-election/#.WDRCvLJ97IU
Ross Douthat reflects. In the end, Donald Trump spoke strongly about immigrants. Muslim, Hispanic or otherwise. He said many disgusting things about women, veterans, the disabled. He acted like a drunk frat boy when he wasn’t acting like a stereotypical bigot and sexist. And yet he won. Well, he didn’t win. Hillary lost. And lost big.
Read Full story: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/daffeythoughts/2016/11/how-donald-trump-unified-millions-of-americans.html
From Patheos Blogs:
I wrote already about the issues with how President-elect Donald Trump plans to establish management over his business interests while in office and the trouble that putting his children in charge presents. Essentially, the problem is that there’s supposed to be the removal of conflicts of interest so that the President can’t create or affect policy that would benefit him or his family personally.
Read Full story: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/christianpiatt/2016/11/trumps-conflicts-of-interest-and-what-to-do/