Leviticus 19:34, KJV:
But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Here is the basic breakdown of how the religious in our nation voted in the last several elections.
There are four big questions I can see affecting someone’s vote if their religion holds a place of primacy in their life:
Freedom of Religion3)
Espousing a religious belief
Treatment of the poor
Clinton is no different that her Democratic predecessors in her beliefs on abortion1, nor her stance on religious freedom.
Can anyone honestly say that Trump is the winner on personal character?
How about seeming to be a genuine believer? I’ve often thought that many politicians profess a belief in God simply because that’s what you need to do to win. That said, Clinton has a history of being religious. Trump has a history of being, at best, deeply amoral.
So, that leaves us with the treatment of the poor / needy, and, correspondingly, treatment of the rich. Trump specifically, and Republicans more generally, offer shabby treatment of those least among us, and rewards to those already doing the best.
So, why, precisely, if you’re a Christian and voted for Trump, did you do it? Why did he get more of the Christian vote than McCain did, when McCain was running against someone Republican voters still putatively hold to be a Muslim?
There are two events that illustrate more clearly Trump’s misreading of #WWJD than any other:
Trump’s turning away of refugees, and his possible creation of 800,000 new refugees.
I know lots of religious folks who did not vote for Trump based on the reasons I outlined above. Alas, most did.
So, I have to ask: Are you good with what your vote has led to? Is this what you wanted? Do you really think that this is a path that brings our “Christian Nation” closer to Jesus?2 I’m trying damn hard not to write off the entire notion of Evangelical Christianity as being a farce in the face of an 85% vote on their behalf for a self-acclaimed pussy grabber.
So tell me: Is this what you wanted? Or were you just confused by “Murderers and Rapists”3 or “Build the Wall!”?