Following the impeachment of President Trump in the House of Representatives a major evangelical christian magazine is turning on the President and calling for his removal.
From Christianity Today:
“The reason many are not shocked about this is that this president has dumbed down the idea of morality in his administration. He has hired and fired a number of people who are now convicted criminals. He himself has admitted to immoral actions in business and his relationship with women, about which he remains proud. His Twitter feed alone—with its habitual string of mischaracterizations, lies, and slanders—is a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused.”
“Trump’s evangelical supporters have pointed to his Supreme Court nominees, his defense of religious liberty, and his stewardship of the economy, among other things, as achievements that justify their support of the president. We believe the impeachment hearings have made it absolutely clear, in a way the Mueller investigation did not, that President Trump has abused his authority for personal gain and betrayed his constitutional oath. The impeachment hearings have illuminated the president’s moral deficiencies for all to see. This damages the institution of the presidency, damages the reputation of our country, and damages both the spirit and the future of our people. None of the president’s positives can balance the moral and political danger we face under a leader of such grossly immoral character.”
The defense of Trump by Republicans has gone overboard. They have ignored facts and the morality of this whole situation because their guy is the one who got caught. They were the same ones that were calling for Clinton’s head when he obstructed justice in 1998.
The problem with the two major parties in this country is they can’t get past the partisan allegiance they have to their party and base decisons on character and morality.
Going back to 2016 the christian right threw their support behind Trump in an unprecedented way. Trump doesn’t represent the values of a christian conservative, but they insisted he was their best choice. Now that tone is changing. What was there all along is coming to light with Trump and conscience is taking hold with many.