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Bishop Condemns Evangelicals for Supporting Trump

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

But we never hear that a Bishop condemns anyone for supporting Hillary Clinton.

Allegedly, the Bishop condemns Christians for being “uncritical” in their support of Donald Trump, but that’s an obvious untruth. You can only vote for the best (or least bad) candidate. Voting for a candidate doesn’t mean you’re not critical of him, only that you prefer that candidate to others.

We never see one of these liberal clergymen questioning why Christians vote for Democrats. They only blame Christians for being “uncritical” when they vote Republican.

The Guardian reports, “Evangelical Christians ‘uncritical’ in support for Trump, UK bishop says.

A senior Church of England bishop has lambasted conservative evangelical Christians in the US for their “uncritical support” of Donald Trump, urging them to reflect on how their endorsement of the president relates to their faith.

Paul Bayes, the bishop of Liverpool, said “self-styled evangelicals” risked bringing the word evangelical into disrepute, and added there was no justification for Christians contradicting God’s teaching to protect the poor and the weak.

Bayes told the Guardian: “Some of the things that have been said by religious leaders seem to collude with a system that marginalises the poor, a system which builds walls instead of bridges, a system which says people on the margins of society should be excluded, a system which says we’re not welcoming people any more into our country.

“Whenever people say those kinds of things, they need to be able to justify that they’re saying those things as Christians, and I do not believe it’s justifiable.”

He said he regretted that “people who call themselves evangelical in the US seem to be uncritically accepting” positions taken by Trump and his allies.

“Some quite significant so-called evangelical leaders are uncritically supporting people in ways that imply they are colluding or playing down the seriousness of things which in other parts of their lives [they] would see as really important,” Bayes added.

Bishop Bayes is not the only cleric who has expressed such sentiments:

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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