Politics are something that have become less and less important to me. However, sometimes certain things rise to the top and just bug me! Usually, they are stories of the powerful lying or running rough-shod over the vulnerable. Today’s post deals directly with the issues this blog tackles–namely evangelicals and infidelity.
I write this post today to make the point that an evangelical has no business supporting a politician like Donald Trump who clearly sees no problem in breaking a marriage covenant.
It is not a secret that GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump cheated on his first wife with his second. He is now married to another woman who happens to be his third wife (that he reportedly met while still married to his second wife!) And that is just pointing at the women he married.
Sadly, he was involved with more.
According to a recent Washington Post article quoting Donald Trump, he does not seem one bit ashamed of cheating. Cheating seems to just be another way for him to stoke his ginormous ego. It strikes me like the locker-room jock-talk about dudes trying to prove their “manhood” by bedding the hottest girls on campus. Trump, as quoted in the Washington Post article, even stated that he “had” rather prominent women including married one(s)!
You might think cheating on your wife (or wives?) and breaking you marriage covenant made with God as well (see Malachi 2) might be worthy of asking God for forgiveness. If you thought this in regard to Trump, you would be wrong. As the YouTube clip above demonstrates, Trump did not bring up his admitted marital infidelity as something for which he needed to ask God’s forgiveness.
As an evangelical pastor and infidelity survivor myself, this issue alone bothers me greatly!
What bothers me even more is the level of evangelical support this candidate is able to draw despite this well-known history of infidelity. I guess cheating and not seeking explicit forgiveness for cheating is okay to a large group of evangelical voters. Crazy.