Unfortunately, evangelical leaders continue to genuflect at the feet of Trump, along the way displaying double standards. While bathed in delusion and hiding behind “good motives” these fine people fall into the trap of endorsing dishonesty- a dangerous course that will turn out to be more trouble than worth.
Sacrificing their past principled voice, the movement has adopted a policy calculated to promote a spot on the Trump agenda. Sadly, bowing to Trump political power and supporting the flawed President just serves to encourage ongoing evangelical/progressive political war. Long standing moral ethics are cast aside as political war with the progressives advances.
The evangelical movement appears to have settled on a new path - worshiping at the feet of Trump. The hypocrisy of this group is unbelievable; the pretense is serving to drive younger people away from the church in disturbing numbers. Additionally, deviation from long standing principled conviction is resulting in irreparable damage to Christianity at large.
Trump's track record suggests an acute case of me-ism as he goes about casting lies laced with deceitful gestures, meant to appease and draw support from a vulnerable religious movement.
Who do evangelicals pray to – God or Trump? What happened to the separation of church and state? Furthermore, the evangelical church, as with other church organizations, is provided privileged tax exempt status. When exercised, this places a hidden tax on every citizen (no paid taxes). If, in the evangelical movement, there is no recognition as to the separation of church and state, considering current evangelical church political participation, should tax exempt status be revoked?
Continual genuflecting to a morally flawed president only promotes harmful divisiveness which is damaging our country-internally and externally. Bilaterally, let us find a way to open clinched fists, shake hands, clean up our act and respect the other person views. Name calling and shameful school yard chants have no place in our political system. We must not allow common sense to offend.