“I’m electing a president not a pastor.”
“God used wicked kings in the Old Testament for His purposes just like He is now using Trump.”
“I don’t like him personally, and I would not want him to date or marry my daughter, but I like his policies.”
“I agree Trump is amoral, but he has done more for Christianity and Israel than any president in U.S. history.”
“I don’t like his hateful rhetoric, but the economy is great and my retirement fund is healthy, and he is bringing home the troops.”
Over the last four plus years I have heard various version of the above, plus more, to justify your support of Donald Trump.
I just can’t anymore.
I am tired.
I’ve given you the benefit of the doubt, but I just can’t anymore. Please, just admit you love everything about this guy and you would be willing to change the constitution so he could serve multiple terms. “Eight more years! Eight more years!”
Why do I feel this way? Because even now, knowing everything you know, you are still not willing to condemn him.
If you did not like him personally but liked his policies, you would admit he lost the election and move on. Instead, you are supporting his attempts to suppress black votes and overturn the election. If your justification for voting for him, twice, was honest, you would now say, “Our man lost. But that’s ok. He accomplished everything we hoped he would. Now, let’s move on and get someone to run in 2024 who supports our agenda but who is also a person of high character.” Instead, you are choosing to believe the conspiracy theories, and holding on to hope that somehow he will be inaugurated on January 20th. After everything you know about him, you still want him to be your president. Your justifications have proven to be disingenuous and I just can’t anymore.
I’m willing to admit that as president Trump did a superb job advancing the conservative agenda. He delivered on conservative justices on the both the Supreme Court and lower court. He lowered taxes on businesses. He negotiated impossible peace deals in the Middle-East. You have every right to be proud. He has done what you wanted him to do. Now is your opportunity to tell him thank-you, but you have had enough of his hate and divisiveness. Now is a great opportunity to re-establish your principles, build on your policies, and get rid of the person you have admitted you do not like.
Unless you really do like him.
I just can’t any more.
NOTE: Just to be clear, I have stated numerously that my issue is not with Trump. My issue is the damage to Jesus and His church that has been done by Jesus’ followers supporting him. I am more concerned about the Church than I am about the country.