Monday, December 23, 2019

The Answer to Their Prayers

 It is a tale of prayer and prejudice. These white evangelicals believing in nothing so much as their hatreds, and finding a President who welcomes and nurtures the worst instincts in them.

It is not his morality that draws him to them, for by any measure that is sorely lacking in him, his abuses of immigrants pervasive.. It is not his good deeds, for his proven mantra is that charity begins and ends at home, the Donald J. Trump Foundation and the $2,000,000 settlement for getting caught with both hands in the cookie jar a neon flashing Exhibit 1.. It is not his sanctity for this is a man of both impure thoughts and deeds, the Stormy Daniels fiasco and the Access Hollywood tape serving as vivid reminders..

He is someone who combines do not as I say with do not as I do.

He is not, by any calculation, performing God's work, but he is doing theirs. And any recitation of his failures does not deter them. For these white evangelicals, Donald Trump can do no wrong, no matter how much wrong he does.

Deaf, dumb and blind to his shortcomings, they hear no evil, speak no evil and see no evil.

For he is the answer to their prayers.


Anonymous said...

So true. What makes it worse is that Israel is relying too heavily on this group's support over the last few years, and has relaxed its efforts of the admittedly much more difficult task to win public policy support in other corners of the world. --RE.

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine who is a Mormon, supports Trump but not because she believes in him or anything he does. This is her take on this matter...

She said they (Mormons, etc), are waiting for Jesus to return and believing trump to be the antichrist, they think this is the time. As such, they are crusading to keep him in office (via the vote), as a way to ensure the return of Jesus now. What's even more frightening is that another friend told me this belief is being circulated on Christian networks.