The decision between Donald Trump or Joe Biden for president is relatively easy for many people. Sure, Biden wasn’t most Democratic primary voters’ first (or second or third) choice, but compared to his opponent, it doesn’t take a lot of work to prove why he’s far more competent for the White House job.
Author Eddie Hyatt also thinks the decision is easy. Except, for him, Trump is the so-called no-brainer, and he justifies that with predictable (and widely debunked) reasons we’ve been hearing from white evangelicals for years now.
Naturally, it was published in Charisma.
My purpose in life — my reason for being — is to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and see His church strengthened and built up in America and around the world. I have no vested interest in any candidate or political party but will vote for the one whose policies are most friendly to the cause of Christ and my own reason for being.
Besides the fact that we don’t live in a theocracy, you have to wonder which Christ-like policies of Trump he’s referring to. Family separation? Golfing during a pandemic? Paying hush money to people you have affairs with? Who knows.
The Democratic Party — the party of my parents and grandparents — has made this an easy choice. To cite just one example; last year, the Democrat National Committee (DNC) unanimously passed a resolution affirming atheism and declaring that neither Christianity nor any religion is necessary for morality or patriotism.
We wrote about that “resolution” when it passed. Rather than “affirming atheism” — which it did not do — it acknowledged the “importance” of Secular Americans to the broader American landscape since non-religious people are typically ignored.
The resolution also said the Democratic Party “recognizes that morals, values, and patriotism are not unique to any particular religion.” That’s… true. It says we can all act moral and patriotic, no matter your religious views.
That’s not anti-Christian. That’s pro-American.
Donald Trump, despite his tweets and personal flaws, has supported individual and religious liberty. He has acknowledged God and Christ and promoted policies that are friendly to the Christian cause. He has obviously moved in the direction of Christian, conservative values.
Hyatt offers no further explanation for these “friendly” policies. We’re not told what they are.
If he means nominating anti-abortion judges, he should just say nominating anti-abortion judges.
But if moving in the direction of conservative values means tearing kids away from their parents, and then being unable to locate those parents, maybe voting for Christian Nationalism isn’t the way to go. They’ll be stained by Trumpism for years to come.
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