It’s Time to Start Calling Evangelicals What They Are: The American Taliban
JC Weatherby

Evangelicals absolutely crossed the line when they offered their overwhelming support (80+%) for a man who is as opposite the biblical ideal of a leader as there can be. Conservatism grabbed them by the throat with anti-abortionism and they’ve now proven they will follow anyone who promotes that. My hunch is that religious devotion offers an over-attraction to those who simply need to be told what to believe instead of thinking for themselves. They are a ready-made army, ready to be molded for any fight, even if it means spreading intolerance, wealth-as-proof-of-God’s-righteousness, bigotry, hatred of the poor, and everything else that is opposite of what Christ taught. Conservatism has replaced Jesus’s voice. Indeed, even the one religious leader, Pope Francis, who speaks the most like Christ I’ve ever heard from a Christian leader, is derided as “too liberal.” I firmly believe evangelicals are destroying America. And I was one.

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