Trump has won support of more evangelicals than George W Bush did–even though GWB actually was an evangelical Christian. Until today, I often thought that evangelical Christians suffered a more acute case of 5th Avenue Syndrome than individuals in any other group.
But then I read an editorial from Christianity Today that states:
“…the facts in this instance are unambiguous: The president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents. That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral.”
“We have reserved judgment on Mr. Trump for years now. Some have criticized us for our reserve. But when it comes to condemning the behavior of another, patient charity must come first. So we have done our best to give evangelical Trump supporters their due, to try to understand their point of view, to see the prudential nature of so many political decisions they have made regarding Mr. Trump. To use an old cliché, it’s time to call a spade a spade, to say that no matter how many hands we win in this political poker game, we are playing with a stacked deck of gross immorality and ethical incompetence.”
What do you think? Is this opinion an outlier or is it the first sign that the dam of evangelical support for Trump is going to burst?
It’s an outlier. One that is perfectly consistent in its ethical stance, but not one that reflects the majority opinion of American evangelicals if polling is to be believed.
And yes - their support for Trump has compromised the spiritual mission.
CT doesn’t speak for anyone other than themselves. It’s an opinion the editors are entitled to but it’s just one opinion.
I came across the link I have posted below that caused me to wonder whether there will be a major change in support for or against D Trump. Is the impeachment likely to ensure that there will be a greater turnout in the 2020 election and which party will that increased turnout favour?
Partisanship trumps principle. His supporters will find any justification that suits them (the article trots some of them out) but no one is abandoning Donald for his lack of morality or ethics if they haven’t already.
Both sides! So what!
How dare they criticize the Orange Calf…
3 hours and counting, and not so much as a “so what” to refute CT’s position.
Partisanship trumps principle. His detractors will find any justification that suits them …
In your opinion, what is CT’s justification?
Everybody has an opinion. That’s their justification.
CT pearl clutching now… they are shocked that Trump is immoral?? Hahahahahahahahahahaha
What specific Christian tenets has Trump violated that has finally caused CT to decide that Trump should be removed from office.
Clearly this is just fake news and the fine folks at CT are really Liberal Democrats working for the Deep State.
They are very specific in their reasoning. Do Trump supporters find that reasoning baseless?
I would have thought that this decision by Christianity Today would have been of more interest than it appears to be.
Why is that? If they’ll ignore him paying hush money to lawyers of pornstars why would they pay any attention to this?
Perhaps because it might be a pre-cursor to an inexorable move away from Trump.