This week, an Associated Press article indicated that Donald Trump is fulfilling the entire wish list of the religious right. That’s good, right?
Well, no. Trump only does and says things that he thinks will benefit Donald Trump.
He and the most visible leaders of the religious right are motivated by the same things: money and political power. 81% of the religious right, aka “evangelicals,” supported Trump in 2016 and he needs them more than ever as today his approval rating has dipped to 36%.
Thankfully, the AP writer didn’t refer to the religious right as the “Christian Right.” Actually, the religious right has been around a lot longer than Christianity.
The Old Testament prophet Amos talked about them and said they couldn’t wait for the religious days to end before they again resorted to persecuting the poor. Jesus saved his harshest criticism for them.
Last week, Trump said voters must support him in 2020 because he is the only one who can save the economy (the economy he has ruined with welfare for the rich and his stupid trade wars).
Have we, as Americans, stooped that low that money is our main motivating factor?
What if the brave Americans who gave their lives for this country had this attitude?
Jesus said we could serve money or serve Him but not both.