You don’t have to be an exceptionally cynical person to believe that Trump is manifestly not a Christian, and is cynically using Christians for his electoral purposes; you just have to be a person with a brain and a passing familiarity with Christianity. Throughout the entirety of his public life he has made it abundantly clear that he has no interest in Christianity or anything it teaches, and his behavior on the campaign trail has done nothing but reinforce that.
Nevertheless, on the campaign trail he has suckered a good number of Evangelicals in spite of saying absurd things like, “I can’t tell you what my favorite Bible verse is because that’s too personal,” and “I’ve never felt the need to ask for God’s forgiveness,” and “Okay I’ll tell you what my favorite Bible verse is, it’s that part in Two Corinthians where the Bible says you’re supposed to take an eye for an eye.” Nothing about Trump’s persona, his platform, or his policy is even remotely Christian but he tells Evangelicals he is one of them and some of them feel content to throw aside their critical thinking skills altogether and believe him.
How about the verse that is actually in the Bible that says “believe not every spirit, but test the spirits, to see whether they are of God. For many false prophets have gone out into the world”?
The most depressing thing, however, was the spectacle of Trump’s meeting last week with so-called “Evangelical” “leaders” who proved that they are really nothing more than professional “Christian” lobbyists who will support Trump because he’s promised them crumbs that fall from the table of government power. Probably the most disappointing credulity of all was Dr. James Dobson’s statement this weekend:
However, Dobson, a Christian psychologist and founder of the Focus on the Family group, said he knows “the person who led [Trump] to Christ. And that’s fairly recent.”
“I don’t know when it was, but it has not been long,” Dobson said in an interview with Pennsylvania megachurch pastor Michael Anthony following that meeting in New York. ”I believe he really made a commitment, but he’s a baby Christian.”
Give me a freaking break. At what point during this entire sad charade of his campaign has Trump shown the slightest inkling of a change toward more Christ-like behavior? Please, try to maintain some self-respect.
It’s really sad when it takes Tom DeLay to point out what credulous flakes evangelical leaders have been with respect to Trump. This is the position long time leaders like Dobson should have taken to start with.