You don’t have to be a theologian or a political scientist to know why white evangelicals worship Donald Trump. They are enamored with the short-fingered vulgarian because he supports their divisive agenda, especially their obsessive crusades against abortion, immigration, and the LGBT community.
Allow me to digress by pointing out that the Bible is silent on the subject of abortion, and that Jesus Christ never even mentioned homosexuality. And as for immigration, the Bible contains numerous passages that exhort God’s people to treat the poor, immigrants and refugees with hospitality and respect. White evangelicals should read Leviticus 19:33-34, Jeremiah 7:5-7, Zechariah 7: 9-10 and Ezekiel 47:22.
Trump isn’t a Republican, conservative or a religious person, let alone an evangelical, but early on he figured out that he could win the presidency by pretending to be a conservative Republican who was evangelical-friendly. Unlike other Republican presidents like George W. Bush who are real evangelicals, Trump didn’t just pay lip service to their pet causes, he’s used the awesome power of the presidency to wage holy war against immigrants, gays and lesbians and he’s flooded the federal courts with radical pro-life judges.
It’s not surprising that Nazis and white nationalists share the same prejudices as white evangelicals, and that Trump is very sympathetic to white evangelicals and alt-right racists. Trump and his enablers, white evangelicals and white supremacists are an existential threat to democracy and true Christianity, and it’s incumbent upon patriots to fight these enemies of truth and liberty tooth and nail. Let’s deal a death blow to these fascists by kicking Trump out of office