Another Voice on Trump/Republicans Trampling Christian Principles

IndieDems has pointed out many times how the words and deeds of Donald Trump and his Republican lackeys deal sledgehammer blows to the principles of Jesus Christ. We have pointed out that many religious leaders, including some evangelicals, have noted this reality–along with a plethora of prominent conservative commentators. Washington Post writer Elizabeth Bruenig has now joined the chorus. In a column titled “Trump Is Nakedly Fragile,” she shows how the Trump Republicans are showing no mercy toward the very people Jesus explicitly said were due the most. An eloquent and insightful excerpt:

“The elderly, children, the sick, the poor: All of these are biblical categories of people who are deserving not just of justice — as all people are — but of mercy, as they are especially unable to advocate for themselves and press their interests in the public sphere.

Trump could read up a little on the Christian God’s mercy toward the weak in all those Bibles he claims to have. God is a great champion of mercy because he is the ultimate source of all goodness; he can infinitely exceed the demands of justice because he is infinitely good and infinitely strong. But instead of making certain that the weakest people in American society are able to not only exist but thrive, Trump is attacking the relatively meager support they have.”

Read more:

Can American Christianity Survive Its Tolerance for Trump’s Moral Depravity?

“Why I Can No Longer Call Myself an Evangelical Republican”

Prominent Conservative Voice Blasts Trump’s Travesties as Betrayal of Christianity

Even Some Evangelicals Begin to See the Light (Not Necessarily Their GA Component)


Express Your Opinion

If you would like to express your opinion directly to religious leaders, here are some suggestions:

Dr. Russell Moore – The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention – 901 Commerce Street, Suite 550, – Nashville, TN 37203-3696  – Tel: 615-244-2495 – www.erlc.com –   Southern Baptist Convention

Dr. Johnny Hunt – First Baptist Church of Woodstock – 11905 Highway 92 – Woodstock, GA 30188

Dr. Michael Lewis – Roswell Street Baptist Church – 774 Roswell Street, Marietta, GA – 30060

Office of the General Assembly – ATTN: J. Herbert Nelson, II – Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) – 100 Witherspoon Street – Louisville, KY  40202-1396 – (Please note: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has taken a strong stand against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) targeting of Indonesian immigrants in its congregation. See: “Threats of deportation jeopardize congregation: Presbytery walks alongside brothers and sisters from Indonesia”.)

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry – The Episcopal Church – 815 Second Ave – New York, NY 10017


 

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