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a new saint for white evangelicals?

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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.

and a child shall lead them…

Seriously, imagine if any other President acted as Repulsive, Dishonest and Scandalous as trump....especially President Obama!! It’s Disgraceful!! My daughter makes sure my granddaughters Never watch anything or read anything about trump!! No Child should be exposed to the Chaos, Lying and Ugliness Of trump!! It’s called Good Parenting!! HOW SAD AMERICA!!!

Truth is where you find it, right? When I saw this photo it stopped me cold. I would not ever allow a child or a grandchild of mine say the things or act the way the Liar-in-Chief speaks and acts.

I am confounded that a third of our country sees the man as a leader and a good role model. His gross immorality and blatant lack of ethical behavior is abhorrent. Yet, numerous white evangelical leaders continue to choose him over the message of the Gospel.

Tomorrow night is the State of the Union Address. For the first time in history we need to make sure we protect our children from watching.

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 will never understand…”

I agree, but actually would expand the thought to include any one (and especially white evangelicals) who claims to follow Jesus and yet ignores those in greatest need. The Gospels are not just clear on this point, but explicit.

a frightening poll for followers of Jesus

This Washington Post-ABC News Poll from last October should strike fear into the hearts of those who are disciples of the Man from Nazareth. White evangelical Christians were the biggest believers that the #BLOTUS had a strong moral character. White non-evangelical Christians were not far behind.

What that reveals about white Christians, especially evangelicals, should start alarm bells ringing in every church in the country. If those who most deeply profess to follow Jesus actually think Trump has a strong moral character, it means that they have absolutely no clue as to who Jesus is or what He taught.

The poll does, however, give us a good indication of why the church no longer has the authority and moral leadership it once had. White Protestants need to once again figure out that faithfulness to the gospel of Jesus is not the same as blind patriotism, love of country, or love of power.

The most interesting statistic was that those who professed no religion seemed to have the best understanding of the lack of moral character of the #BLOTUS. Is that possibly because their understanding of morality isn’t filtered through the lens of religion?

enough for us all…

We all want to help one another, Human beings are like that. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls; has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. Earth has enough for our need, but not for our greed.:

The new Health Care Bill passed by the House  yesterday is yet another example of how power corrupts and the greed of the wealthy knows no limits. Our nation sees less justice with each passing day for the poor, the marginalized, and the powerless.

Those of us who identify with the least of these among us, those of us who try to live lives modeled after the man of Nazareth, know that the answer to injustice is love. And the more radical that love, the more effective it is at ripping through the lies of those in power.

Now is the time for us to demonstrate faithfulness to the Gospel in everything we do and say. Now is when we must not be silent, but speak the truth to those whose disregard for justice threatens those who need it most.