King of Kings, Cincinnati. / Joe Shlabotnik
The Baffler,  April 25, 2016

Daily Bafflements

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• Thou shalt not decorate thy megachurch with a tacky water feature! So reads the epistle of Baffler senior editor Chris Lehmann to the Americans, or rather his new book The Money Cult, published by Melville House next month. American churches have always been tied up in capitalism, and now, according to an excerpt up on MHP’s site,“the link between the personal discipline exacted by one’s faith and the promised expansion of one’s bottom line is so casually reiterated in the evangelical world that it’s banal.”

• Today in slime: Charles Koch says he might support Hillary Clinton as long as she’s lying to voters, that is “we would have to believe her actions would be quite different than her rhetoric. Let me put it that way.”

• The most human Republican candidate is this guy.

 

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