Donald Trump Epitomizes the Republican Perversion of Real Christian Values

For years I’ve written about my belief that most Republicans aren’t Christians. As a Christian myself, I’m offended by these hypocrites who’ve warped and distorted my faith. This is a political party supported by millions of people who all claim to represent Christian values, while displaying absolutely none. Individuals who truly seem to believe that Jesus Christ would be some gun-loving, poor-folk-hating bigot who supported their special, vile mix of hate, fear, paranoia, and ridiculous conspiracy theories.

Look no further than their embrace of Donald Trump. As I’ve said plenty of times already, you cannot call yourself a Christian and support Trump.

There’s absolutely nothing Christian about him — nothing.

Hell, he’s a living embodiment of the “Seven Deadly Sins”:

  • Lust: Has had at least one affair and multiple wives.
  • Gluttony: He’s not exactly in the best physical shape and he frequently brags about all the money he supposedly has.
  • Greed: Again, he claims to be worth billions.
  • Envy: A small, petty person who’s not only clearly jealous by how respected President Obama was (and still is), but that his opponent in last year’s election, Hillary Clinton, received 3 million more votes than he did.
  • Wrath: Look no further than former FBI director James Comey who was apparently fired for not giving into Trump’s attempts to obstruct justice.
  • Pride: A man who wants to take credit for everything positive, even if he had nothing to do with it, while never… ever taking the blame for any of his failures.
  • Sloth: Has played an obscene amount of golf, while spending many of his weekends at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Those are the cardinal sins within the Christian faith — and Trump represents every single one of them in some way.

One of the most hypocritical parts to all of this is, during last year’s GOP primary, conservatives had a legitimate former minister (Mike Huckabee), the son of a preacher (Sen. Ted Cruz), a staunch follower of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (Ben Carson), and a candidate who refused to insult his opponents, citing his Christian faith (Gov. John Kasich).

Yet who was the candidate who not only won the nomination while leading the entire way, but was also supported by the majority of evangelical “Christian” voters? None other than Donald J. Trump. A man who has:

  • Committed adultery.
  • Been divorced twice.
  • Is on his third marriage.
  • Has five children from three different women.
  • Constantly brags about his supposed success and wealth.
  • Talked about the size of his penis during a presidential debate.
  • Constantly used childish and petty insults when referring to political opponents.
  • A tendency to lash out and insult practically anyone he feels has slighted him in some way.
  • Lied about, and vilified, illegal immigrants.
  • Embraced bigotry and racism.
  • Put his support behind a budget that would cut $1 trillion from Medicaid and food stamps.
  • Endorsed a health care plan that would take insurance away from 23 million people.
  • Mocked POWs.
  • Tried to slander a former Miss Universe by telling his supporters to seek out her non-existent sex tape.
  • Suggested Ted Cruz’s father was part of the plot to assassinate JFK.
  • Bragged about being a sexual predator and assaulting women.

And that’s not even everything horrible Trump has said and done — not even close.

However, despite Trump being the least-Christian out of any of the GOP presidential candidates, and being possibly the most deplorable presidential candidate in history, over 60 million Republicans, most of whom believe themselves to be “Christians,” rushed out to vote him into office.

Let’s also not forget another example out in Montana where Republicans voted for a man who physically assaulted a reporter just before being elected to office by conservatives. (Just thought I’d add that one in here since, you know, that was very “Christian” of them.)

Sure, the Republican Party, and the millions of conservatives who support it, can claim they’re “Christians” who follow “Christianity” — but it’s all bullshit.

What is there within the GOP, or the values of these folks, that is actually “Christian”? The only two real “religious” aspects they cling to are gay marriage and abortion, two topics of which Jesus Christ — the individual on which the faith is based — never spoke.

And even if he had, that wouldn’t negate the fact that practically nothing else about the party, or its values, come close to those of actual Christianity. The Republican Party is an organization that preaches greed, hate, fear, paranoia, selfishness, and preys on the weak — none of that is remotely Christian.

The simple truth is this, if Republicans, and the millions of people who support the party, were truly followers of real Christian values, there’s no way Donald Trump becomes their party’s nominee, let alone our current “president.”

Except that’s exactly what happened — proving, once and for all, Republicans and their supporters have done nothing but pervert the true meaning of Christianity for their own selfish, intolerant, hateful and ignorant beliefs.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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