Unless you’re a rabid Donald Trump supporter, there’s probably a pretty good chance that you’re ashamed he’s the presidential frontrunner for one of our nation’s largest political parties. Even a few of my Republican friends have begun questioning the sanity of their own party over Trump’s continued rise within the ranks of the GOP.
Now, when I say “anti-Christ” I don’t literally mean the devil – though I’m sure some might disagree. What I do mean is that he’s probably the most dangerous presidential candidate we’ve seen reach this level of legitimacy. Furthermore, nothing about him represents actual “Christian values.” In a lot of glaring and obvious ways, he is anti-Christian. Here are 10 reasons why I think he can be considered a modern day “anti-Christ.”
1. There’s something called the Seven Deadly Sins (Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Greed, Sloth). Looking at Trump, he’s most definitely prideful, flat-out arrogant. Considering he’s a billionaire I think it’s safe to say that puts him under gluttonous and greedy. Then he’s most definitely angry – which is largely tied to his arrogance and pride. Clearly he’s envious of other people, which is why he lashes out at them so much in his angry tirades. He seems to think that the best way to build himself up is by tearing other people down. Next up is lust, which as someone who’s committed at least one affair and is on his third marriage, he clearly fits in this category as well. The only area he might not fit into is “sloth,” though he does have a rather lazy vocabulary.
2. I’m not sure how pandering to racism, hate, bigotry, fear and intolerance qualifies someone to be “Christ-like.” Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m not sure Jesus Christ would be on board with the whole “ban Muslims from coming to the U.S. and track the ones who are here while calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals” rhetoric on which Trump has based a large part of his campaign and rose to ridiculous levels of popularity.
3. Remember that time he found a “bright side” to 14 Americans being killed by two terrorists? You should, because it actually happened.
4. Then there’s his belief that we should be targeting – as in killing- the families of terrorists. Because nothing says “I’m a Christian” quite like a targeted bombing of a home potentially filled with children of people who might happen to be related to a terrorist.
5. And we definitely can’t forget when he mocked the physical disabilities of a reporter. Because that’s really classy of someone who wants to be President of the United States. Very Christ-like.
6. In November, Trump tweeted out an incredibly inaccurate – and blatantly racist – graphic that was clearly meant to paint African-Americans as blood-thirsty murderers. Then he defended the tweet by telling Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that he shouldn’t be expected to fact check everything.
7. Let’s also not forget that Trump’s rise to a superstar among many conservatives was built on racism by way of the “birther” nonsense he pushed for many years, casting doubts about President Obama’s birth certificate. A very recent past he’s now too much of a coward to talk about.
8. Then there was that time when he was told about two of his supporters beating a homeless Latino man and he responded by saying his supporters are very “passionate.”
9. I think it’s also important to point out Trump’s long history of sexism that includes calling women “dogs,” “pigs,” “fat” and a pregnant woman “disgusting” for taking a break from a deposition to pump breast milk to feed her baby – among many other deplorable insults. I’m sure all these insults would really be Jesus-approved.
10. There’s nothing truly “Christian” about him – at all. He’s rude, arrogant, greedy, a liar, a bully, racist, bigoted and hateful. He’s cheated on at least one wife, has been divorced multiple times and lately seems to be in a bit of a “bromance” with a psychopathic murderer in Vladimir Putin. What is there that’s “Christian” about Donald Trump? Please, by all means, tell me.
Naturally, this list could have been much longer but I thought I’d keep it focused on some of his bigger indiscretions over the last few months which are antithetical to the teachings of Jesus Christ and everything he stood for (whether you believe in him or not).
The bottom line is, it’s absurdly hypocritical for a party that often tries to champion itself as the party that represents “Christian values” to have someone like Donald Trump as their overwhelming presidential frontrunner – someone who isn’t the least bit Christian in pretty much any way publicly imaginable.