Look, I’m not here to doubt anyone’s faith. If someone says they follow a certain religion (or no religion at all) I take them at their word. Though the truth of the matter is, another person’s faith doesn’t matter to me. As long as they’re not trying to force their views on me, or anyone else, I couldn’t care less what someone else thinks happens to them after they die.
That being said, for many Republicans religion is a big deal – especially evangelicals. These are many of the folks who equate “religious freedom” with their right to force their views on other people – which, of course, is the opposite of “religious freedom.”
But it’s undeniable that no matter what any progressive might think about religion, pandering to evangelical voters is a big deal for Republican candidates. These are voters who can literally make or break a campaign.
So when I heard Donald Trump was going to be speaking in front of Liberty University, I knew it was going to be a bit of a train wreck.
Let’s be real here, Trump is completely full of crap. While his vile rhetoric makes plenty of headlines, you really can’t believe much of anything he says. This is someone who says something today, changes his mind tomorrow, then changes it again later. As I’ve said before, he just says… stuff. And he’s good enough at selling his particular brand of bigotry-filled idiocy that if you call him out on one lie, he’ll just came at you with another. Don’t get me wrong, I think he’s a bumbling fool only an idiot could support for president, but he’s a fantastic salesperson.
There’s almost nothing “Christian” about Trump – nothing. This is someone who’s called women disgusting, belittled a war veteran, mocked a man with disabilities and frequently takes to Twitter to levy petty personal attacks against anyone who might dare say a negative word about him. This is not someone who exemplifies “Christian values”… not even close. Then again, the Republican party as a whole doesn’t really represent true Christian values, either. But that’s a story for another time.
But when it comes to Trump, it’s so blatantly obvious that his Bible shtick is absolutely fake. It’s nothing more than an act he puts on because he knows he needs to pander to evangelicals if he wants to win the GOP nomination.
When I see him try to act like he’s a Bible-toting follower of all things Christian, it reminds me of a slick used car salesman trying to pawn off a lemon onto an unsuspecting buyer. I’m constantly amazed at how gullible people can be. It’s absolutely comical that there are millions of “evangelical” Christians who are actually buying this guy’s b.s.
And the worst part is, he’s basically mocking evangelicals. Even during his speech at Liberty University he couldn’t accurately quote Second Corinthians, referring to it as “two” Corinthians. Not that I particularly care about that, but for someone who’s acted over the last few months as if he’s this “super Christian,” it’s fairly embarrassing to mess up something as simple as that.
What’s even worse are these so-called “Christians” who are supporting, by the millions, a candidate like Trump. I really have to question the sanity of anyone who would actually believe he’s a devout follower of the Bible.
The truth is, Donald Trump is essentially mocking evangelical Christians – and they are eating it right up.