Thursday, November 17, 2016


Last week 81% of white conservative Evangelical Christians voted for a casino owner who not only lacked the experience, qualifications and temperament for the job, but who has a long track record of being crude and graceless; a serial adulterer, a sexual predator, a congenital liar, a tax cheat, a business fraud, a thin-skinned revenge-driven narcissist prone to casting insults (often very publicly via Twitter), a man who mocks the disabled, a man who promoted greed, racism, vengeance, torture, misogyny, xenophobia, homophobia, religious discrimination, and mob violence. 81% of white Evangelical Christians chose a man who promised to take away people's medical coverage, to punish women who have abortions, to cast out immigrants on a massive scale, to ban people entry into the U.S. based upon their religion, to force members of certain religions to register with the government, to take his critics and rivals to court, etc. Trump's words and deeds are not simply un-Christian, they are anti-Christian; they are antithetical to the teachings and acts and values of Jesus.

Someone mentioned to me this week a reminder that the Greek word "apocalypse" means "unveiling"--in other words, revealing that which was hidden. White Evangelicalism seems to be experiencing an apocalypse.


Blogger Horseman Bree said...

Just now reading on the Ship of Fools and came across this gem: (quote) "I've come to the conclusion that, very rare though it is that one can say such a thing, to have voted for Trump is not just stupid, immature, naive or unwise, but does actually tip over into being a sin."

5:33 PM  

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