Those of you who read P.E. know that I've questioned the so-called "Evangelical Christians" who have supported Trump because Trump is everything they detest in a human being -- especially a politician.
We've all read about how Trump tried to pass himself off as a Bible-reading Christian, and made a fool of himself by talking about one of his favorite passages in "Two Corinthians." He also told an interviewer that he never asks for forgiveness. Despite Trump's serial adultery and bragging about extra-marital affairs and sexually assaulting women, the Evangelicals voted for Trump and continue to support a man who had to pay $25 million to settle a fraud case against him and his fake Trump University, despite knowing about the many reports of Trump stiffing contractors out of money owed them, despite every other repugnant character trait that exposes Trump as a thin-skinned narcissistic bully and liar.
This article from the Daily Banter is relevant and exposes the rancid hypocrisy of the Evangelicals who sullied their faith by supporting Trump. The author, Ben Cohen, is careful to point out the many true Christians who rejected Trump and his sordid character, but Cohen illustrates how easily the Evangelicals who support Trump debased themselves and their religion by pretending Trump is one of them. They've traded their souls and their values for a Golden Calf.
From the Daily Banter:
Evangelical Support For Trump is a Sign of the Rotting Commercialization of Christianity
"This, you will remember, was during one of the most disgusting, divisive and racist campaigns in American political history. "It’s time for us to come together, time for us to come together around this good man," evangelical Christian and Vice President elect Mike Pence told Republicans after comparing his boss to Ronald Reagan.
“I know that Donald Trump will be a great president of the United States of America because his heart beats with the heart of the American people.”
This good man.
This uniquely American phenomenon of equating greed, misogyny and racism with moral righteousness appears to be getting more and more pronounced. In retrospect, George W. Bush was a shining example of moral virtue when compared with Donald Trump.
If modern evangelical Christianity closely associates itself with everything its basic tenets vehemently oppose, then what exactly is it anymore? In truth, American evangelical Christianity can no longer be considered a branch of Christianity.
While there are no doubt honest and well meaning people within the movement, their overwhelming allegiance to a truly monstrous politician makes a mockery of their spiritual practice. Christians who genuinely follow the teachings of Christ are horrified by Trump and his bigoted political philosophy and want nothing to do with him. Those who support Trump cannot take the teachings of Christ seriously, and therefore cannot be considered Christian. They have put their faith in money, power and fear, and as a result revealed their spiritual movement to be nothing more than a rotting, commercial enterprise that would have Jesus Christ turning in his grave."
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