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.
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, 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.
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?
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.
What a wonderful illustration of the great divide. This delightful cartoon tells the story of one of my favorite quotes.
“The distance between us and the poor is the distance between us and God.”
A church that is happy and taking its ease during these times is a church that doesn’t comprehend the love of God, or the gospel of Jesus Christ. And any Christian leader that isn’t outraged at our government’s treatment of the poor and marginalized needs to wake up and pay attention.