2016 Election Christianity Culture

What to make of Evangelical Support for Donald Trump

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Written by Onan Coca

 

I’m making a concerted effort not to “attack” Donald Trump. I know that many of our readers love him and they’ve heard my opinion on his political beliefs and his life choices, and they’ve disagreed. However, I think it’s important to make one last plea to one particular branch of the Republican Party before we just lay down for the Trump campaign.

This message is to the evangelical voter who is supporting Donald Trump.

Conservative blogger Matt Walsh recently wrote a stunning rebuke to evangelical voters over at the Blaze, and I believe that his questions deserve to be answered by evangelical voters who are supporting Mr. Trump.

“Trump won South Carolina, a supposedly conservative Christian state, by a wide margin tonight.

A few quick reactions:

– Don’t rationalize this. He didn’t win because of Democrats. The man won Evangelicals. The man who — JUST THIS WEEK — praised Planned Parenthood, and who fishes for applause lines by cussing out his competitors and mocking disabled people, and who can’t name a book in the Bible, and who said he doesn’t need forgiveness from God, and who brags about sleeping with married women, and who said he’d love to date his own daughter because she has a hot body, and who supported the murder of fully developed infant children, and who blatantly lies and then lies again about lying, and who has encapsulated literally the exact opposite of anything that could remotely be considered a “Christian value,” won with the indispensable assistance of Christians. The anger I feel towards those Christians in this moment cannot be put into words. They should be ashamed. I will pray for them…

– According to exit polls, Trump fans don’t necessarily think he’s electable and they don’t believe he shares their values, but “they want change.” Dear God, we are really doing 2008 all over again.”

I agree with the sentiment from Jerry Falwell, Jr. who said “I’m not voting for Pastor-in-Chief,” but at some point don’t our religious, moral and philosophical beliefs have to become part of the conversation? Why would any Christian choose to vote for a man who epitomizes the opposite of so many of our most deeply held values and beliefs? It is unseemly. Moreover it is an affront to generations of Christian citizens who have worked so hard and fought so long to cultivate the moral values that are the foundation for our civilization.

No, we’re not electing a “Pastor-in-Chief,” but we shouldn’t vote for immorality and hedonism simply because it represents “change.” That is utter folly, and while I may appreciate some of Mr. Trump’s political ideas, those positives do not outweigh the immense negatives associated with his candidacy. Dear Christian, reconsider your support for Donald Trump. Reconsider what is most important to you as you vote. Reconsider your faith, your values, your morality, and then decide what is best for your nation, your family and your children.

Please, reconsider.

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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