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Trump the Evangelist

Almost every day there are new, highly-credible, and verifiable allegations about Trump’s immoral lifestyle and habits. Yet, white evangelical leaders still stand by him. Franklin Graham, Jerry Falwell, Jr., Pat Roberson and other prominent evangelicals all still support this lying, racist, sexual predator.

Disgraced (and convicted) TV evangelist, Jim Baker has even written an article telling that Trump’s affair with porn film star, Stormy Daniels, was not what she has stated. The reality, according to Baker, (even though the #BLOTUS cannot quote a single verse from the Bible),was that Trump took Stormy Daniels to his room to share the Gospel with her.

Puts a whole new meaning to relational evangelism, doesn’t it? Oh, and the $130,000 given to her by Trump’s fixer wasn’t hush money…it was a gift to help her break free from the porn industry. Try to let this sink in for a minute.

The unbelievable hypocrisy is more than frightening. It is a clear indication that the religious right has totally sold out to become one more political arm of the Republican agenda. I just wonder when these leaders are bringing back the temple prostitutes. You know it will be great for campaign fundraisers.

I agree. Do you?

Even a cursory examination of the Gospels, even the most superficial comparison of the teachings of Jesus Christ and the words and actions of the #BLOTUS, is enough to see how great and how deep the chasm between the two. Donald Trump is the perfect example of how a nonbeliever speaks and acts.

Discipleship and faithfulness to Jesus Christ is a way of life. It’s a lifestyle that is both observable and easily identifiable. Anyone who honestly believes that Trump is a Christian, or even a good person, has no concept of who Jesus was or what he demands of those who follow Him.

The fact that over 80% of white evangelicals voted him into office speaks volumes about the lack of Biblical literacy in our nation.  The continued support given to him by those in the church should be a wake-up call for believers everywhere.

How anyone can follow the Christ of the Gospels and support Donald Trump is literally beyond my limited comprehension. I am willing to be enlightened, but I will readily admit I will take some serious convincing.

Good People

Donald Trump is not a good person. I know that. You know that. Hell, the entire civilized world knows that.

As a fitting conclusion to his first year in office he and his toadies shut down our government. Reprehensible is the first word that comes to mind. He is much like a terribly spoiled three-year old who still believes he’s the center of the universe.

But, this isn’t about the greedy, cheating, racist, lying, sexual predator we have as our country’s leader. This is about good people. Good people know when to stop defending those who do not deserve defending.

Donald Trump doesn’t deserve defending. If you are a good person, stop defending him.

history’s simple test

Yup.

Donald Trump’s actions, and the attitudes behind them, are not normal for a leader of the free world. We all know that.

To remain silent in the face of such blatant lying, constant bullying, and morally disgusting racism is the same class of cowardice that allowed Adolf Hitler to come into power. The issue is not about party politics. It is far larger and far more consequential.

The issue is about basic human decency. The issue is about moral integrity. Are we going to allow such radical hate to continue destroying what our nation has always represented, or are we going to stand up and speak out in resistance to the clear destruction of our values?

As Mr. Rather states, history will judge us. The test is not difficult, but it requires us to act now. I have already answered. I will not be silent and I will not be complicit. I will resist. What about you?

 

presidential eloquence on display

If, after reading this, you don't think trump is a complete idiot, then YOU are a complete idiot.

This isn’t fake news. This is the actual transcript of Trump’s live broadcast. Most third graders could do better. We all know #BLOTUS cannot tell the truth.  It is also painfully obvious he cannot speak in coherent sentences.

At least he made it through this broadcast without any derogatory, racist, or obscene remarks. That’s a win, right?

it’s now about us

Actually, nothing has changed, has it? The truth is it has always been about us. What are we willing to ignore? How much are we willing to put up with? How low are we willing to go?

Peter Story, a Methodist Bishop from South Africa once remarked that during the apartheid years, he was always deeply ashamed of his nation for the immorality of such an unjust system. Every day of this presidency and this administration I am identifying  more deeply with the pain he felt and what he was saying.

Where is our basic decency? When will we say enough is enough, and begin to reclaim the standard human decency that has always created hope around the world?