This Easter it became abundantly clear just how far away from Jesus white evangelicals have strayed and how closely they cling to their new messiah, Donald Trump.
In some third world countries like the Philippines, we witness the spectacle of penitents crucifying themselves in imitation of Jesus Christ’s suffering and death.
In America, on Holy Week, we witnessed the spectacle of white evangelicals metaphorically donning sackcloth and ashes and weeping over the prosecution and persecution of their savior Donald Trump.
The twice-impeached president was indicted on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records, to cover up his one-night stand with a porn star. The same white evangelicals who wanted to drive Bill Clinton on a rail out of town for having oral sex with a White House intern, totally overlook their orange savior’s dalliance with the porn star, and claim that he shouldn’t be indicted over what they perceive as simply a bookkeeping error.
In the passion play as represented by white evangelicals Donald Trump is the messiah who is suffering spiritual, financial and emotional pain, and damage to his brand on the behalf of White America. It should be emphasized that according to their reckoning Trump isn’t suffering for all of America, just for conservate white citizens.
If you think I’m overstating the case let me remind of the words of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene:
“President Trump is joining some of the most incredible people in history being arrested today. Nelson Mandela was arrested, served time in prison. Jesus! Jesus was arrested and murdered!”
The steaming pile of human excrement known as Donald Trump is worshipped as the savior of white America by evangelicals and they aren’t going to forsake him, no matter how many times he’s indicted, for any pretender like Ron DeSantis.
The faith of evangelicals in their orange messiah won’t be dashed until he loses again, and he becomes too senile to run again.