Now I can appreciate why white evangelicals feel so comfortable with the lying pig we have as president. To them he must look like a saint.
Just is case you are wondering, this is what faithfulness looks like.
The sad reality is that the Evangelical Right, piously lifting their praise this morning. are the ones who would be reporting Jesus to the authorities tomorrow. So many have never learned the Gospel messages of “love your neighbor as yourself,” and “as you have done it to the least of these, you have done it to me.”
This is our Christian President…really? It’s a beautiful church with no name. But, actually Easter is a time for families, get-together and golfing…the perfect Christian description of the holiest and most sacred day of the liturgical year.
Now I understand why the white Evangelicals adore this man. He is the perfect embodiment of their values. He knows almost as much about discipleship as he does about governing.
Not the Ten Commandments, for sure, but this is still a nice concise primer on a subject with which the the church continues to struggle. Perfect love casts out fear. The church’s fear of homosexuality is a perfect illustration of this. We all need more love and less fear.
When the church has been stolen by the religious right it is no longer the place of love that Jesus created. If you feel stolen is too strong a word, I will settle for co-opted.
Many who Jesus died for, and loves the most, are being mocked, excluded, vilified, and intentionally made to feel unwanted and unwelcome. This has to break God’s heart.
When the least of these are not welcome, Jesus is being excluded as well. When we close our doors to them, we close our door to God.
The gulf between the poor (the marginalized, the hungry, the stranger, the immigrant, those who are different than us in any way) and us is actually the gulf between us and God. It’s time to help Jesus get His church back. It’s supposed to be a place of love and acceptance, not a place of hate.
There seems to be absolutely no limit for Trump’s base. This is especially true for the white evangelicals.
This says far more about evangelical Christianity in our country than it does about the lying sleazebag in the offal office, but it does raise a couple profound theological questions.
Is Stormy Daniels going to be the new saint of the religious right? Is there any connection between white evangelicals and the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Maybe someone could introduce them to the New Testament.