The Politics of the Evangelical Right, and Their Very Public Sin

In 1998  Bill Clinton was embroiled in a scandal that ended with Congress attempting to impeach him.  James Dobson (leader of Focus on the Family, an Evangelical “values voters” political group) wrote a letter:

“character DOES matter. You can’t run a family, let alone a country, without it. How foolish to that a person who lacks honesty and moral integrity is qualified to lead a nation and the world!”

Fast forward to 2016, when the very same James Dobson has this to say about Donald Trump:

“It’s a cliche but : We are electing a commander-in-chief, not a theologian-in-chief.”

This is a pretty good summary of the majority of politically motivated evangelical personalities. A few have stuck to their guns and refused to endorse Donald Trump — a man who doesn’t even come close to possessing the qualities you’d think evangelicals would look for in a moral, Christian leader — but for the most part they’re quick to forgive and endorse. The reason couldn’t be any more despicable: these “Christian leaders” don’t actually care what politicians ARE. They are all HYPOCRITES. And so are their followers who vote for Trump.

Source: The Politics of the Evangelical Right, and Their Very Public Sin

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