Are Christians Hypocrites for Supporting Pres. Trump?
All of a sudden liberals are interested in ethical consistency. They are most interested in the value voters who identify as Christians. How can these Christians support Donald Trump when he has so many immoral skeletons in his closet?
The following is from Michael Steele, the former chair of the Republican National Committee:
After telling me how to live my life, who to love, what to believe, what not to believe, what to do and what not to do and now you sit back and the prostitutes don’t matter? The grabbing the you-know-what doesn’t matter? The outright behavior and lies don’t matter? Just shut up.
Steele did almost nothing to advance a conservative/constitutional agenda while he served as chairman of the Republican National Committee. He was and is part of the do-nothing GOP establishment. Christians aren’t so much about telling people how to live their lives. We are moral realists. We know sin exists. We are more about being against using the government telling us how to live our lives and using our money to force us to comply.
Michael Steele can love anyone or anything he wants. (Loving people is not the same as having sex with them. Love is not equal to sex.) Steele can believe what he wants. But what he shouldn’t do is force me to accept same-sex sexuality as normal and if I disagree be designated a hater and fined $135,000 for not wanting to advance such behavior through my business.
So, Michael Steele, shut up and stop using government to force me and millions of others to comply with your immoral choices.
What about the charge that Trump paid a former porn star to keep quiet about their relationship? Trump denies it. The former porn star denies it. Trump’s lawyer denies it. Of course, this doesn’t mean that they’re not lying, but when you have the person who supposedly was paid to keep quiet denying the story, what am I supposed to do?
It’s my understanding that if this happened, it happened before Trump was elected President. Such behavior should not be dismissed (if it happened), but there is little or nothing that can be done ex post facto. In biblical terms, Trump’s wife should bring the charge if it’s true.
We were given a choice between a morally flawed woman who claimed to be a Christian whose policies were and are immoral and the policies of a morally flawed man whose policies were more in line with evangelical values than those of Hillary Clinton.
I would have liked to have been able to make a better choice with a better candidate that would have affected the election, but there wasn’t one. (Please don’t tell me that I could have voted for someone with better moral character. Yes, I and others could have, and we would have gotten Hillary.)
How can Christians support Trump when they were so hard on Bill Clinton? This is a good question. First, Bill Clinton had sex with an intern while he was President. Second, there were numerous charges of rape leveled against him that have not been disproved. Third, it was more than just his sexual peccadillos that led to political recriminations against him. It was his policies that evangelicals opposed. He supported abortion on demand. He supported same-sex sexuality, although not as vociferously as former Pres. Obama.
Pres. Obama’s policies were a disaster for our nation. Like Hillary, he supported abortion and homosexuality. He kept taxes high. Obama supported the KILLING of innocent unborn babies and one of the most egregious sins found in the Bible. Like Hillary, Obama claimed to be a Christian.
In the end, political policies make the difference.
When Christians were given the option to vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, for me, the decision was easy. I could vote for a woman whose policies would affect the nation in negative ways. They would be an extension of Obama’s already bad policies. Taxes would have been increased. Global warming laws would have been implemented and funded. The Supreme Court would be stacked with Leftists. In addition to not getting Neil Gorsuch, Ruth Bader Ginsburg would have retired, giving Clinton the opportunity to extend Ginsburg’s liberal legacy for decades.
I voted for Trump because as a Christian, I know how morally corrupt people are. I also know how morally corrupt many of the civil leaders in Israel were. Joseph and Daniel were exemplary civil rulers in trying times and circumstances. The same can’t be said for Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, and Samuel (Heb. 11:32). Let’s not forget King Solomon. david was an adulterer and an accomplice to murder. Solomon broke nearly every law related to being a king (1 Kings 10). To add insult to injury, he did the following:
Now King Solomon loved many foreign women along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women, from the nations concerning which the Lord had said to the sons of Israel, “You shall not associate with them, nor shall they associate with you, for they will surely turn your heart away after their gods.” Solomon held fast to these in love. He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away. For when Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians and after Milcom the detestable idol of the Ammonites. Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, and did not follow the Lord fully, as David his father had done (1 Kings 11:1-6).
Who among us does not read the Psalms of David or the Proverbs of Solomon? God did not let Solomon off the hook. There were long-term consequences for such high handed sins against God.
So the Lord said to Solomon, “Because you have done this, and you have not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you, and will give it to your servant. Nevertheless, I will not do it in your days for the sake of your father David, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son. However, I will not tear away all the kingdom, but I will give one tribe to your son for the sake of My servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem which I have chosen” (vv. 11-13).
Donald Trump is the least of our problems. In fact, he’s doing some very good things. But there’s still a great deal wrong with our nation, and no president can fix them. When Christians attack other Christians for supporting Pres. Trump and still send their children to government schools, there is a moral disconnect. Trump isn’t the immediate problem. Evangelicalism, in general, is the problem.