Disgusted with Evangelical “Leaders” Meeting Trump


Recently, prominent evangelicals met with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump in an effort to shore up evangelical voter support for Trump come election day. Such leaders included Rev. Franklin Graham, Jerry Falwell Jr, Tony Perkins (President of the Family Research Council), James Dobson (famous Christian psychologist), former Gov. Mike Huckabee, Ronnie Floyd (Outgoing President of the Southern Baptist Convention), and others.

What disgusts me is how little attention these leaders pay infidelity victims by such tacit support of Trump!***

It is one thing to commit adultery and repent demonstrating character as King David did. It is quite another to BRAG about one’s infidelities and never retract such statements of moral bankruptcy even when talking to prominent evangelical pastors and leaders!!!

It’s disgusting.

And if marital infidelity in a leader was a real problem–as it should be for any Bible-believing pastor or Christian–one would think it would come up in the discussion with Trump and make it into the news about the meeting.

As far as I can see, that topic wasn’t on the table. Clearly, it is not a deal-breaker in order for these evangelical leaders to have such conversations with Trump.

Why bother listening to a person who has demonstrated by his actions that the most sacred of vows is breakable in his mind and practice?!

Of what value is a promise from such an individual especially with those broken vow(s) not even addressed as matters needing God’s forgiveness?!

I guess it is too much to ask evangelical leaders who promote themselves as speaking for family values to insist upon the presidential candidate they are tacitly supporting to renounce the public infidelities of his past.

What a sad day for the American, Evangelical Church.


***This is not an endorsement of Clinton or another candidate. It is a statement coming from the focus of this blog, which takes infidelity seriously and strives to push other evangelicals to do likewise. I fail to see how this meeting with Trump is anything but a step backwards in that endeavor other than it seems revealing as to where these leaders may truly stand on matters of infidelity when power is at stake.

4 thoughts on “Disgusted with Evangelical “Leaders” Meeting Trump”

  1. I find it a challenge to put the infidelity experience behind me when I am constantly reminded of cheaters seemingly everywhere on TV – Trump, Bill Clinton, Sanford, Gingrich, McCain, Spitzer, Petraeus…and in the media – Toobin, Kroft, Bernstein, etc. It just seems to be okay with most people, often saying that it doesn’t affect their professional lives. Well, it does (lying to grand jury, disappearing to another continent, abandoning spouses in sickness, breaching CIA classified info, denying paternity, etc.). It’s a character problem which very much affects their judgment in other realms of their lives…and by extension, the public since they are public figures. Yes, I know people are flawed (that’s used a lot as an excuse), but these egomaniacs seem to be exceedingly flawed. I just have to turn off the news.

  2. It really is awful! The man just moved on to the next best wife. (sarcasm roll) It doesn’t seem to be an issue with most people but it’s HUGE! If the man can’t keep his family in tact, how do we expect him to govern our Country? Major Character issues here! I honestly don’t know if I can vote this time. I don’t want Hillary to win though.

  3. True faith (something pure) cannot be combined with politics (something rotten). What really happens is this:

    Acts 4:26-27 (NIV)
    The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed one. Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate MET TOGETHER with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed.

    Luke 23:11-12 (NIV)
    Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate. That day Herod and Pilate became friends—before this they had been enemies.

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