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Friday, January 18, 2019

Why "Evangelicals" Support Trump Despite His Failings

Some time ago I was listening to the Steve Harvey show and they were discussing how they couldn't understand how Christian people were supportive of Trump. Their position being that Trump as so immoral and had broken so many Christian rules that it was impossible to square being a Christian and a Trump supporter. I'm going to address the question here with a recent example from CNN in reference to Karen Pence:
(CNN)Karen Pence, the wife of America's vice president, Mike Pence will be teaching art at a Christian school in Virginia that bans LGBTQ children and requires employees to declare their religious beliefs. Like a real-life setting for "The Handmaid's Tale," Immanuel Christian School insists applicants initial a pledge to "live a personal life of moral purity."
Given that homosexuality is an explicit sin in the Bible, why does it need stating? Furthermore given that the US Constitution not only explicitly enforces the natuaral right of citizens to freely exercise their religions it also explicitly states that there are to be no religious tests for office holding. So then if one is supportive of so called "American values" as stated above, there is no controversy or even anything newsworthy of what Karen Pence decides to do with her time and what values she holds and lives by.
This language is disgusting and insults millions of taxpaying American citizens, many who have served their country. That it is acceptable to the wife of the man who is a heartbeat away from the presidency should horrify and alarm all Americans.
"disgusting and insulting"? Well maybe to you. It's actually not "disgusting and insulting" to millions of people who hold the exact same opinions who are also "taxpaying American citizens". Furthermore, what is actually "horrifying" (why do liberals use this kind of language all the time anyway?) is that someone who purports to be concerned for the welfare of "taxpaying American citizens" is so willing to throw away the free exercise rights of a citizen and their right to participate in the political sphere simply because some other Americans don't like what religious views they hold and exercise. That's "horrifying".
For all their professed beliefs, Pence, and his wife, show unwavering support for a man who has been married three times, divorced twice, has had five children with three women and who has been accused of (though denies) paying a porn star and a Playboy model hundreds of thousands of dollars to conceal affairs he'd had with them.
Yes. The Donald certainly has many moral failings. So why would Pence among other evangelicals support him? First answer by CNN:
It comes down to this: If the Pences love their God so much, then they would not sit in a White House with a man who shows no moral compass and said he never asks for forgiveness. They would be on the White House lawn, with the King James Bible in hand, disavowing a President who is a horrible representation for our children.
And WRONG.

The very answer as to why millions of evangelical Christians support Trump is because Trump has supported their right to freely exercise their religion in private and in public. The end years of the Obama administration were direct attacks on "Christian" values: Support of transexuals. Support of homosexual marriages and the use of the state to enforce these preferences including threats. The same Trump that has supported Christians has also said he didn't care what bathroom Bruce Jenner used at Trump Tower. In other words Trump is not concerned with forcing his beliefs or non-beliefs on Christians. As he shoud NOT. Thus he protects the interests of evangelicals to be free from government interference. That is why Trump has their support. When CNN, Steve Harvey and the rest understand this and stop supporting politicians and companies that attack Christians then Trump will lose his support for the same reasons brought up by CNN.

And so long as companies like Netflix get away with programming that in the recent past would be a crime called endangerig the welfare of a child, the support for Trump type politicians will grow in many quarters not located in NY or California.