I have been amazed at the horde of Evangelicals that have fallen into line with Donald Trump. I almost wrote love. Jerry Falwell, Jr. has said Trump is our dream come true. Huh? Not only do I decry many of the President's policies: immigration, assault on our National parks, climate change--and his continual lies. George Washington is definitely not in the White House. President Trump will say something and deny that he said it or smother his words with semantics.
I think the Evangelical embrace of Mr. Trump is flat-out heresy. Ethics seem to have
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I have just appalled at the President's cruelty. He seems to be utterly insensitive to everyone except himself and his own blood kin. He had a perfect right to fire James Comey. But days later to keep badgering him with what a poor job he had done and how he had left the FBI in chaos was a little too much. His attacks on the Attorney General Jeff Sessions have been monstrous. Whether we agree with Mr. Sessions' directives on many things--he has been verbally abused several times by the President. This is cruel. To dismiss all immigrants as rapists and murders is just wrong. And to send millions back to the other side of the border without even asking about these folk is heartbreaking. A case in point: the dreamers--the finest of immigrants who only dream of a better chance--are sent away without feeling. His treatment of former President Obama and his opponent in the election, Hillary Clinton is just mean. Mr. Trump won the election--is this not enough? But the President's opinion of health care for millions that would lose their coverage bothers him not at all. He has said that if we cannot pass his health care bill--let the Affordable Care Act fail. Fail? What of all those folk in Nursing Homes or with Home Health care or children that receive help. His stance on his enemies is cruel indeed.
This is why I appreciate a fine prophet who keeps his finger on the moral pulse of our time. Agree with him or not--he really does speak truth to power in ways that all the rah-rah Evangelicals cannot understand. Read Ken Sehested's fine words about cruelty. You might want to subscribe to his blog: Prayer and Politics.