Despite there being absolutely nothing Christian about Donald Trump, that didn’t stop these so-called evangelical “Christians” from rushing to support him by the millions all over this country. While I’ve never considered most Republicans to be Christians, the embrace of this “president” by so many people who’ve spent decades claiming to represent “Christian values and the moral majority” exposed them as the frauds folks like myself have always known that they were.
Even as reports have surfaced indicating Trump paid a former adult film actress $130,000 to keep quiet prior to last year’s election about an affair they had just after his youngest son Barron was born back in 2006 — when he was married to the current First Lady Melania — that didn’t stop evangelical hypocrites such as Franklin Graham and Family Research Council President Tony Perkins from rushing to his defense.
Because, you know, nothing says “Christian leader” quite like continuing to support a man who paid off a former adult film star to keep quiet about an affair they had just after his current wife had given birth to their son.
Jesus would be so proud.
Well, apparently just as fed up with the hypocrisy from these Christian frauds as I am, former RNC chairman Michael Steele went off on their defense of this “president.”
After MSNBC’s Chris Matthews brought up these evangelical leaders making excuses for Trump’s immoral behavior, Steele told them to “shut the hell up!”
“I have very simple admonition: Just shut the hell up and don’t preach to me about anything ever again,” Steele stated.
“After telling me who to love, what to believe, what to do and what not to do, and now you sit back and the prostitutes don’t matter, the grabbing the you-know-what doesn’t matter, the outright behavior and lies don’t matter, just shut up!” he added.
I couldn’t agree more.
These are the same people who’ve built their careers as fake “Christian” leaders pushing this idea that what they consider “immoral behavior” isn’t acceptable; that homosexuals, women who have abortions, or anyone who lives any sort of a lifestyle they oppose are somehow “party of the moral decay in America.”
Yet here they are, defending someone in Trump who’s the antithesis of actual Christian values. He’s a petty, greedy, vengeful, hateful, conspiracy-pushing racist who bullies those he views as weaker than himself, brags about sexually assaulting women, and has cheated on multiple wives.
The only issue I have with Steele’s outrage is that I’m not entirely sure what he thought the Republican party was all about even when he was a proud member leading the RNC. Someone like Trump rising to the top of the GOP was never a matter of if — just when.
For decades, dating back to the 60’s, the GOP has been pandering to the worst parts of society. They’ve embraced racism, religious hypocrisy, conspiracy theories and bigotry with no shame along the way. The only people “shocked” that these evangelical leaders fully embraced Trump are those who haven’t been paying attention to what the Republican Party really is and has been for my entire life.
Just because Donald Trump brought all of this to the surface doesn’t mean it hasn’t been there for a very long time.
Watch the segment below via MSNBC: