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!!!
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.