Evangelicals have sadly failed at decoding Trump's actions and fuzzy facts. In their enthusiastic endorsement of the President, they have failed to identify with language that should be heard correctly -understanding the buried meaning. Unfortunately, concentration has centered on the nuance rather than rationalization.
Trump's popularity remains very high with his base, a demographic dominated by evangelical Christians, who are educated that lying is a sin. For evangelicals political lying by Trump has become morally acceptable behavior. It is not easy to understand how one can support a confirmed liar without being morally compromised.
Sadly, this President has created an entire administration that operates on lies, hyperbole, and distortion. Long after he has left office, those who have embraced and sustained his lies will be remembered for their lack of integrity. Admirably the press is playing an excellent role in documenting how the base has debased itself endorsing Trump's abysmal mindset.
Regrettably, the evangelical base, a formerly highly respected religious group, has chosen to amend the ninth commandment.
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I am pleased to read the text of an anti-Trump liberal like Mr. Jones extolling the virtues of scripture. Perhaps he would also care to mention that the Democrat Party has within its platform at least two issues that violate Biblical condemnations by God.
The first being their support for homosexual behavior, having now been carried to extremes by an activist liberal court ruling, deciding that a same sex couple now meets the requirements to be called a "married couple". I also wonder if Mr. Jones, in his zeal to quote scripture, would want to quote Romans 1:26-27 where God specifically condemns homosexual behavior by men and women, saying "God gave them up to vile passions.....committing what is shameful and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due."
As for the second one, I will not bring myself to go into the graphic barbaric details of abortion to describe how 93 million unborn babies have lost their lives since 1973. Suffice it to say that a "procedure" that takes the life of an innocent baby in the womb, one that in many cases has reached the stage of having a heartbeat, and feeling pain, would not meet the standards of God and the words in His Biblical text, the ones that Mr. Jones is so anxious to examine.
I will be anxiously awaiting Mr. Jones's future condemnation of actions like these as he so consciously quotes scripture. My guess is that Mr. Jones will not find "Trump based evangelicals" in support of these violations of God's commandments, much less find them within the Republican Party platform in any shape or fashion.