Even the Christian Post is jumping on the #NeverTrump bandwagon by publishing an editorial urging readers not to vote for Donald Trump. It’s an unprecedented “non-endorsement” which the editors are making “because Trump is exceptionally bad and claims to speak for and represent the interests of evangelicals.”
We the senior editors of The Christian Post encourage our readers to back away from Donald Trump.
Trump is a misogynist and philanderer. He demeans women and minorities. His preferred forms of communication are insults, obscenities and untruths. While Christians have been guilty of all of these, we, unlike Trump, acknowledge our sins, ask for forgiveness and seek restitution with the aid of the Holy Spirit and our community of believers.
Trump, an admirer of Vladimir Putin and other dictatorial leaders, may claim to be your friend and protector now, but as his history indicates, without your full support he will turn on you, and use whatever power is within his means to punish you.
If only they had gone further. After all, if the editors oppose candidates who don’t care about women, who dabble in lies, and who alienate minorities, I’m not sure there would be anyone left on the Republican slate.
And let’s remember that the evangelical Christian media helped usher in the current know-nothing Republican Party. They loved Sarah Palin, they loved Ben Carson, and they railed against President Obama (who exhibits all these values they claim to hold so dear).
As some commenters noted, if the editors really cared about helping the poor, fighting against money-lenders, and promoting kindness and decency, Bernie Sanders is due for a Christian Post endorsement very soon.