In anticipation of Donald Trump‘s meeting today with hundreds of conservative Christians, Christian hate-group leader Tony Perkins appeared on Fox Business Network to talk about his goals for the gathering.
Along the way, he claimed that the Obama administration “has declared war on the Christian religion.” Which is news to those of us who live in reality.
Maybe most telling, Perkins was asked whether he believed Trump was a religious man.
The same Trump who says the Bible is the greatest book ever, yet doesn’t know how to say “2 Corinthians.” The Trump who doesn’t have a favorite Bible passage and can’t decide what he likes more: The Old Testament or the part with Jesus in it. The Trump who doesn’t ask for forgiveness because he thinks he can do no wrong. The Trump who picks fights with the Pope. The Trump who doesn’t want to reach out to the downtrodden, preferring instead to kick them out of the country.
Perkins hesitated for a bit before responding:
Well, you know, Scripture makes very clear that you cannot know the heart of another man. You look at how they live their lives. This is what I see in Donald Trump, is he’s not hostile toward religion. He’s certainly not hostile to the Christian faith…
How’s that for hypocrisy? Obama cites Scripture frequently and talks openly about his faith, but he’s the bad Christian. He’s the guy who’s hostile to Christianity.
Trump, who’s clearly never thought about Jesus a day in his life, is the Great White Christian Hope.
No wonder people with no religious affiliation is the fastest growing faith demographic. If people like Perkins represent evangelical Christianity, they have a serious credibility issue.
(via Joe. My. God.)