Business leaders rush to condemn Trump over Charlottesville while religious advisers turn a blind eye
As CEOs criticize President Donald Trump en masse for his response to the white supremacist violence at last weekend’s “Unite the Right” rally, religious leaders have held steady in their support for the president.
CEOs from Merck, Blackwater, General Electric and now Aetna have all withdrawn their support or outright condemned the president for failing to properly address the white supremacists who, at times, issued Nazi salutes in his name at the Charlottesville rally.
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) August 16, 2017
While captains of industry line up to criticize Trump, however, religious leaders have, at best, turned a blind eye to the bigotry the president fails to condemn.
NEW: Johnnie Moore, a key organizer of Trump faith advisors, issues firm statement saying he will NOT stop advising the White House. https://t.co/kXWpxexd26
— Jack Jenkins (@jackmjenkins) August 16, 2017
— Jerry Falwell (@JerryFalwellJr) August 16, 2017
The vastly different responses haven’t gone unnoticed.
“When it comes to Trump, corporate America has shown more moral clarity than the religious right,” Twitter user @LOLGOP wrote. “And that’s not a compliment.”
Check out some of the best responses below.
You've gone from being the Religious Right to being the Racist Right!
— Viva La Resistance (@TrumpsBrain) August 16, 2017
Not a single member of Trump's Evangelical Council has resigned. We have learned corporate America has a greater moral compass. So so sad.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) August 16, 2017
The religious right, the so-called Evangelicals, may they burn in hell with trump! Anyone enabling the fiend deserves what they get. https://t.co/EYYOGJOBpz
— ronabarbar (@ronabarbar) August 16, 2017
Trump planted his flag yesterday, and now Falwell has planted his. If only it had been the flag of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. https://t.co/oKSQHjwEsT
— Alan Jacobs (@ayjay) August 16, 2017
Just an observation. I haven't heard any religious groups, Evangelicals or the religious right, speak up against the Nazi and white suprem…
— Mike Saif (@MikeSaif1) August 16, 2017
Y would that surprise u?Religious right sold their souls along time ago.They shld look in mirror sometime while reciting their bible verses
— tdetzi (@tdetzi) August 16, 2017
It's very telling when corporate America has a higher moral compass than the religious Right. https://t.co/GCLMJCyePs
— Lynn Ahearn (@SoulCoachLynn) August 16, 2017
Religious Right = Hypocrites https://t.co/bmtX6yiZUR
— the IssuePapers (@TheIssuepapers) August 16, 2017
White supremacy is alive and well in the Religious Right, specifically evangelicals.
— T. Alexander (@TalexanderSteff) August 16, 2017
I always knew they (the Religious Right) were frauds. 2016 confirmed it.
— Juegos y los gatos! (@ArtrexisLives) August 16, 2017
— Peggy Glynn (@pglynn61) August 16, 2017
The Religious Right is being replaced with the Alt-Right. And that’s not a good thing | Blogs | LifeSite https://t.co/zSbVYkQkrk
— j (@josepaisley) August 16, 2017
Are we supposed to be able to distinguish between the “alt-right” and the religious right? or nah? Having trouble telling them apart today. pic.twitter.com/AxpJidPpP2
— Meddlesome Priest (@wallflowerinfj) August 16, 2017