I’ve grown so very weary of the anger and insults coming from fellow conservatives, even Christians, directed at those of us who haven’t jumped on board the Trump Train with them. Honestly, at this point it’s their hostile hyperbole that’s making me less likely every day to vote for their guy. Trump seems to bring out the worst in his supporters.
Recently Bob Dutko, radio host at a local Christian station – who I really enjoy listening to – seems to have joined the let’s-disparage-the #NeverTrumpers crowd. I just had to rant ~
I love your radio programs, both the midday and “primetime” editions, particularly when you get into apologetics. Your shows are truly edifying, I listen as often as I can.
Just lately however I find myself doing something I never thought I would — turning you off in mid-sentence! Bob, you’re making my head explode with the “Never-Trumper” indictments!
As I was listening to your afternoon show yesterday, you and a caller seemed to agree that the problem with “Never-Trumpers” was that they “don’t know Jesus.” Are you kidding me?! (And I thought Laura Ingraham’s “immoral” invective was bad enough.)
Jesus Christ is the starting point for every direction I take in my life; a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. It’s because I am a Christian that it’s so clear to me that the only thing that can turn America around at this point is God Himself – through repentance and revival (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Since 2009 I have spent innumerable hours at rallies, meetings and prayer gatherings (including volunteering at this awesome event last summer in Dearborn). I’ve been a precinct delegate for the last two years, trying to help effect change at a grass roots level. And I’ve written this blog now for more than five years. So please, don’t even think about blaming me for the mess the GOP has created.
It’s so disheartening to recall the line-up of reasonably conservative (and Christian) candidates we had to pick from just one year ago. I would have voted for almost any of them. McCain & Romney were never my first picks, but at least they were palatable. Neither was a vindictive, self-aggrandizing bully, a disreputable narcissist or a congenital liar – who was a Democrat until five minutes ago.
Furthermore, it’s almost impossible to get past Donald Trump’s despicable treatment of Ted Cruz. Were it not for his malicious lies and unscrupulous attacks Republicans might now be running a true conservative candidate.
All this being said, we’re still more than two months away from the election, lots can change between now and then. And while I’m about 90% #NeverTrump, I’m still open to further developments.
But the more that I, and conservative Christians like me who haven’t rushed to jump on the Trump Train, are slandered and mocked, the less likely I am to vote for the man.
Designs on the Truth
While the title of my post may be a bit irreverent, I truly don’t think Jesus would endorse Donald (and his two Corinthians). I do believe the entire country is currently under the Lord’s judgement and November’s election is probably irrelevant. We will never “make America great again” without GOD.
“As Christians, we are not responsible for the reality of our two-party system or
for the way others exercise their citizenship, but we will give an account
for how we delegate our authority. Our primary concern is not the election
night victory party, but the Judgment Seat of Christ.” ~ Russell Moore
Donald Trump Slams Russell Moore: “Nasty Guy with No Heart!” ~
On May 9, Trump tweeted at Dr. Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Trump said: “.@drmoore Russell Moore is truly a terrible representative of Evangelicals and all of the good they stand for. A nasty guy with no heart!”
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