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标题: [基督徒] Supporting Trump has its consequences for Christianity [打印本页]

作者: seawind    时间: 2020-10-31 11:41     标题: Supporting Trump has its consequences for Christianity

White evangelicals today are caught in a fundamental contradiction. They say their most basic commitment is to Jesus Christ and the Bible. But they have largely, enthusiastically, supported a man whose personal life and public policies contradict vast areas of what Jesus and the Bible teach. This Faustian bargain (widely seen as blatant hypocrisy) brings spiritual danger — not only to the future of American democracy, but also to societal respect for Christianity.

Jesus and the Bible demand truth-telling. Donald Trump lies constantly. Jesus and the Bible demand sexual integrity. Donald Trump has flaunted frequent adulterous affairs. Jesus and the Bible condemn racism. Donald Trump has repeatedly stoked racism. Jesus and the Bible command special care for the poor. Donald Trump has undermined numerous policies that empower poor people.

The Bible commands a special concern for the “foreigner” (the immigrant). Donald Trump has mistreated and undermined the rights of immigrants. The Bible commands care for creation. Donald Trump’s policies are devastating the environment.

The Bible says God “hates a lying tongue” (Proverbs 6:16-17). Trump lied about Barack Obama’s citizenship, the size of his inaugural crowd in 2017, and on and on. In fact, the Washington Post has counted more than 20,000 lies or partial truths by Donald Trump since he took office.

The Bible commands sexual, marital integrity, and white evangelicals have long championed that view, even using it to call for President Bill Clinton’s removal. Trump is in his third marriage, has boasted publicly about adulterous affairs, and paid to suppress stories about those affairs. And his white evangelical supporters have excused him, giving him a “mulligan” and said they are supporting a “commander-in-chief,” not a “pastor-in-chief.”

Biblical faith clearly condemns racism. In Christ, “there is neither Jew nor Gentile...neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ” (Galatians 3:28). Donald Trump denounced a Hispanic-American judge in a way that the Republican speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, called a “textbook” case of racism. Trump spoke of “shithole” African countries, and has repeatedly said and done things that have empowered white nationalists. Most recently, in the massive response to George Floyd’s murder, Trump has stoked racism and made blatantly partisan comments rather than uniting the nation against racism.
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