THE HYPOCRISY OF THE EVANGELICAL MOVEMENT: AND HOW THE SCRIPTURES ARE FULFILLING ON THE CHURCH…..
As this election cycle intensifies and draws to a close one thing is certain, is that left in it’s wake will be a wasteland of casualties.
Like a flatland after a Tornado, or a caribbean Island after a category four hurricane there will be hell to pay regardless of who wins or who loses come November 8th.
Chief among the list of victims will be the American Electoral process . This process flawed though it was, had not seen a candidate of thecoarseness and crassness of Republican candidate Donald J Trump,certainly not in our lifetime.
Certainly some would argue also that neither have the process seen a flawed and controversial candidate as Hillary Clinton ,the Nation’s first female candidate ever to be nominated as the standard bearer for a major political party.
Also among the casualties will be the Evangelical movement. This movement has traditionally rallied around the Republican Party which they argue is more in line with their values.
There has always been much to debate on that presumption , of course the issue of Abortion has been front and center in the Evangelical movement’s aversion to the Democratic Party.
Donald J Trump
That is understandable but the movement never quite got around to the bread and butter issues of feeding the poor , sheltering the poor, speaking to the killing of defenseless minorities which the Democratic Party speaks to somewhat . On those issues the Evangelical movement has been silent.
On the occasion Barack Obama announced his candidacy for the Presidency many in the Evangelical movement began a scorched earth campaign against Obama, they labeled him a Muslim , some said he was a Manchurian candidate here to destroy the United States. He was called a Kenyan interloper who wasn’t born in the country.
Today less than a month until election day Evangelical leaders and supporters have a decision to make and many of them are making it . Will they support Donald Trump a man who has openly derided literally every group to whom he is opposed .
Will the Christian Right throw it’s support behind a candidate for President who openly talks about grabbing women’s pussy because he is a star?
Will the Evangelical movement stand with a man whom even secular members of his own party are falling over themselves to get away from?
The Republican nominee bragged that he could grab women “by the pussy” without their permission because he is a star.
If the 700 Club’s Pat Robertson is anything to go by, there is no problem with anything Trump said.
“A guy does something 11 years ago, it was a conversation in Hollywood where he’s trying to look like he’s macho,” Robertson said. “And 11 years after that they surface it from The Washington Post or whatever, bring it out within 30 days or so of the election and this is supposed to be the death blow and everybody writes him off, ‘Okay, he’s dead, now you’ve got to get out of the way and let Mike Pence run the campaign.’”
Lets imagine Barack Obama being found out having said those things. But before we get to that , as a person who played several sports I have never heard anyone talking about grabbing woman’s genitalia, not even close.
Sure guys talk about having scored with women , mostly the women they talked about were mainly nameless, faceless ,figments of their imagination. And yes, that is usually geared at appearing manly, to belong.
Never in my life however, have I heard any guy bragging about grabbing a woman’s most intimate parts as part of any group , locker room or otherwise.
President Barack Obama
Now imagine the terms which these very same people would be using to describe Obama were these same comments attributed to him.
Thug. Criminal. Animal. Predator. Are just a few of the choice words which would have been thrown around.
His candidacy would have been a joke, it would have ended the moment those tapes surfaced.
Barack Obama was excoriated for having attended a Church where the Reverend Jeremiah Wright spoke out against what he saw as America’s sins against Black Americans.
Obama was forced to deliver a historic speech on race to get his budding campaign back on track as a result.
So Obama was held accountable for being a member of a church where the preacher spoke eloquently against the inequities being visited on people whom America and the Republican Right never cared about to begin with, but Trump has no responsibility for talking about committing crimes against women.
Is there any wonder that young people are walking away from the church? Should anyone be surprised that college educated people are looking at the hypocrisy of those who purport to speak on God’s behalf with incredulous disdain?
2 Thessalonians 2:1–3New King James Version (NKJV) The Great Apostasy
2 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ”3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition.
In the end voters will chose whom they want . Like it or not, either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be elected the 45th President of the United States . That choice will have defining consequences for the Nation for decades to come.