America won’t be “great again” if a narcissist chameleon is our commander-in-chief. But deceived self-declared Christians may make this nightmare a reality.
Why are some evangelicals supporting Donald Trump when they have a clear and fabulous alternative like Ted Cruz?
It really comes down to five basic explanations:
1. A truth-in-labeling issue. Are these folks genuine believers in Jesus Christ?
Yes, some may have been baptized at church camp as a teen. Yet it’s a safe bet that a true Christian walk for most is inconsistent. And discernment is certainly missing if they support the casino-building, reputation-trashing, wife-betraying, unrepentant Trump.
You can call yourself anything, but that doesn’t make it so.
If we were flies on the wall, I am guessing we would see many life profiles of “evangelical” Trump fans characterized by high personal debt; substance abuse struggles; repeated sexual sin; interpersonal conflict; haphazard job histories; and spotty church attendance.
So here comes Donald Trump, who’s going to “fix” lives complicated by repetitive bad behavior. He filed numerous business bankruptcies and bounced back, seemingly better than ever, living large and apparently unscathed. He’s surrounded by beauty and wealth. How cool is that?
Trump symbolizes hope for these folks.
It’s not the value system of Jesus Christ, but to the marginal Christ-identifier, Trump’s history can take on the cache of “overcoming.” He validates the rationalizations that accompany a stumbling walk.
2. Sexual sinners love Trump. He has slithered out of marriages and engaged in adultery without perceptible consequences. He was tolerant in the past of abortion and confesses current support for the “good work” of Planned Parenthood. He recently reassured a lesbian reporter that he will make sure their rights (aka, demands) are accommodated.
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