I didn’t write this, but I am posting it for informational purposes. I have seen many, many, many posts from Christians questioning the Christianity of those Christians who plan to vote for Donald Trump. (In fairness, there are also those who question the Christianity of Christians who support the Democrats.). Read these things below, and try to understand where your brethren are coming from. We certainly do not need to be dividing the Church along political lines.
“I have friends who ask me how, as a Christian, I can support Donald Trump considering his vitriolic language, his checkered moral history, and several other reasonable objections to his character. It is a fair question – one I will try to answer.
I tried to find an article to explain why Bible believers would support President Trump. Everything I found painted Evangelicals and Catholics with a broad brush that did not fit, so I decided to share my observations.
I was a late convert to the Trump Train. Being a constitutional purest, I supported Ted Cruz in the primaries and to be perfectly honest voted for Trump more as a referendum against Hillary Clinton than a supporter of the Donald. My hope and prayer was that Mike Pence would be a good moral balance to the ticket.
After nearly four years, I unapologetically support President Trump. Do I believe he is a perfect man – no. Are their gross inconsistencies in his behavior and rhetoric – without question. Those things bother me. I wish he were more diplomatic in his language, but I have come to believe that we needed a strong, arrogant, fighter to battle the corruption and filth I see in the democratic party.
Is he the best man in the political arena – probably not, but he is the RIGHT man.
We don’t always hire the job applicant with the best resume, we hire the man who can best do the job. President Donald Trump is that man. He will fight un- apologetically for values I hold dear. Let me share a few.
Religious Liberty. He has done more to push back the assault on religious liberty than any single person I remember in my lifetime. President Reagan was an open proponent of faith. George W. Bush, to me was a disappointing compromiser on too many moral and religious issues (not to mention constitutional liberty). Trump has had to fight a full on assault on religious freedom. Employers forced to compromise on including abortion in healthcare. Churches threatened if they teach against the LGBTQ agenda (being pro-heterosexual marriage is considered hate speech in some states), and prayer in the public arena, the ten commandments, and crosses being taken down across America. President Trump is trying to turn the tide with executive orders (which I actually oppose a president having that much power), and his appointments to the Supreme Court.
Constitutional Freedoms. The first and second amendments are also under aggressive attack from the left. We are censored on social media, marked as pariah’s if we say All Lives Matter, or Blue Lives Matter, or we hold any position that isn’t politically correct.
Guns – I was raised in a home with dozens, if not hundreds of guns. I used to go to gun shows with my father and buy and sell without background checks. Our government has systematically eroded our second amendment rights which are fundamentally provided to protect us from – listen here – “OUR OWN GOVERNMENT.”
Do you remember these words, “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” THEIR RIGHT AND DUTY TO THROW OFF SUCH GOVERNMENT…. Try doing that without guns.
Judicial Appointments. The courts and congress have done more harm to our freedom than most of us realize. Abortion on demand, removal of prayer and Bibles from schools, excessive hate speech laws (I don’t support hate speech, but calling homosexuality a sin is not hate speech – it’s religious liberty). President Trump as of August 6, 2020, the United States Senate has confirmed 203 Article III judges nominated by President Trump, including two associate justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, 53 judges for the United States courts of appeals, 146 judges for the United States district courts, and two judges for the United States Court of International Trade. There are currently 42 nominations to Article III courts awaiting Senate action, including 41 for the district courts and one for the Court of International Trade. There are currently 70 vacancies on the U.S. district courts and two vacancies on the U.S. Court of International Trade.
Corruption. It may not seem like much to the average citizen, but if the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security, and other agencies can launch an attack on a presidential nominee and then continue to attack a sitting president – every American’s civil liberty is in danger.
The Patriot Act, and other actions allowing the government to spy on American citizens is unconstitutional (back to the importance of judicial appointments). When government begins to attack American Citizens as “enemies of state,” we are one small step away from an oppressive communist regime.
There is more – but for those who wonder why a conservative Christian can vote for such a flawed man – these are a few of my reasons. And just for the record, one reason I love the Bible is the fact that it shows us the flawed nature of good men who served history well. God has used some strange characters to advance His will.
May God Bless America.