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Bush speechwriter uses Bible to slap evangelicals for sucking up to ‘unethical and racist’ Trump

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Writing in the Washington Post, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush who moved forward writing columns from a Christian perspective, lambasted evangelical leaders who have hardened their positions supporting Donald Trump as more of his less-than-Christian positions are revealed.

According to Michael Gerson, citing a Ron Brownstein article, evangelicals are displaying a “hardening loyalty” toward Trump’s GOP, jumping upward as he has made his anti-immigrant wall the focus of his administration.

“Headed into a possible impeachment battle, the most ethically challenged president of modern times — prone to cruelty, bigotry, vanity, adultery and serial deception — is depending on religiously conservative voters for his political survival,” Gerson wrote before lamenting, “And, so far, it is not a bad bet.”

“For some, it is nothing less than the end-times conflict of good and evil, which somehow culminated in fights against the Obama administration,” he continued. “In this struggle, many evangelicals believe they have found a champion in Trump. He is the enemy of their enemies. He is willing to use the hardball tactics of the secular world to defend their sacred interests. In their battle with the Philistines, evangelicals have essentially hired their own Goliath — brutal, pagan, but on their side.”

Goliath, Gerson explained, would be a poor example and he elaborated with a little bit of Biblical history.

“It doesn’t take much biblical research to discover that this isn’t quite how God accomplished things in the original story,” he lectured. “He actually employed a scrawny Jewish boy, using unconventional tactics, to demonstrate that His favor mattered more than worldly measures of strength. From a purely political perspective, however, the hiring of a Goliath is what interest groups generally do.”

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According to the speechwriter, this will cost evangelicals in the long run.

“The employment of an unethical, racist, anti-immigrant, misogynist Giant is not likely to play well with women, minorities and young people, who are likely to equate conservative religion with prejudice for decades to come,” he warned.

“A hypocrisy becomes unsustainable,” he concluded. “A seed gets planted. And a greater power emerges, revealing new leaders and shaming those who reduce Christianity to a sad and sordid game of thrones.”

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