Republican politicians, conservative media personalities and activists are gathering in Florida for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Former President Donald Trump will be the headliner of the show in Orlando, delivering a Sunday afternoon speech, in which he is expected to tease a 2024 presidential run and continue to preach the Big Lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.
All the preliminary speakers are expected to minor on conservative policy positions and to major on the magnificence of their false messiah. CPAC should be renamed TPAC, considering that this political conference isn’t intended to advance the conservative agenda but glorify Donald Trump.
Trump acolytes constructed a golden statue of Trump and wheeled it out to cheers from conference attendees. Reminiscent of the Biblical story of the Golden Calf, is it not? Even people who are biblically illiterate are familiar with the story of the Golden Calf. The Israelites, newly freed from Egyptian slavery, angry and impatient that Moses is taking to long talking with Jehovah on Mount Sinai melt down their golden jewelry to construct a golden calf to worship.
The party of Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan is now the party of Trump, and the Republican platform has been replaced by the Trump cult of personality.
White evangelicals who make up the largest part of Trump’s base abandoned their commitment to the Biblical principles of honesty, integrity, propriety, and morality and embraced a devil whose speech, behavior and actions are antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jehovah punished the faithless Israelites by making them wander for 40 years in the wilderness, and the political gods will punish the Republicans’ embrace of Trump by making them wander in the political wilderness of defeat and irrelevance for generations.