Donald Trump is Openly Mocking Christianity and Evangelicals are Eating It Up

trump-liberty-universityLook, 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.

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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  • Creeayshun Sighuntist

    Nobody ever accused evangelicals of being free thinkers. They will vote for whomever their cult leaders tell them to vote for. Hopefully they will wake up this cycle to see that they are being played for fools, but odds are against it.

    • Lee Whiteley

      I am one evangelical who changed parties over Trump. I graduated from Liberty University in 2010 and am contributing to someone who reflects true Christian values – Gary Johnson.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        Hopefully Liberty doesn’t ask for your diploma back. This kind of reckless freethinking rarely goes unpunished. (just kidding)

        No offense, but Article VI of the Constitution states,” no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” The fact that religious leaders in this country continue to try and enforce one, makes me and a rapidly growing number of people, want to vomit. I get very tired of candidates being elevated as actual GOP options whose only perceived qualification is whether or not they can motivate christians to vote for them. Believing in things like that do not qualify a person for anything outside of a church, and the US Govt. is not a church.

      • Lee Whiteley

        I wasn’t stating that any religious test should be advocated.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        I know, and I respect that. But the fact is, the founder of Liberty U and his son, the current President of Liberty openly advocate for a religious test. And you just stated that you now support someone who has “true Christian values”, which does not necessarily coincide with the most qualified person for the job. You have imposed your own religious test which is what current religious leaders are advocating you do. We are not hiring a religious leader here, we are hiring the leader of the most powerful nation on the planet. Religion has nothing to do with running a country, unless it’s a theocracy. We are not a theocracy.

        BTW, Gary Johnson is/was a Republican while Gov of NM and Libertarians are simply the base of the GOP. You didn’t change parties, you just moved a little more to the right.

  • Debbie Sykes

    Watching Palin makes me cringe! I can’t believe we still have to have her in our face.