Donald Trump has vowed to protect religious liberty. Game over. There’s really nothing more I need to write. Abortion is still legal in America. So all you super religious types who are parsing Trump’s words on Planned Parenthood, need to work at the local and state level to add more restrictions, so abortion will die on the vine. I don’t have the time or the patience to explain to you all what a general election campaign looks like when you are going against the liberal media and two socialist candidates.
For the record, I hate Planned Parenthood. And I hope it dies a quick painful death. But this notion that Trump loves the place is false. He believes some of the services they offer are important to some women. He has said repeatedly that he would not give them one dime of tax payer funding if they continue to perform abortions. He recently spoke with David Brody from CBN and told him just that. Brody seemed satisfied with the answer. But so many other Super Nova Christians are still not satisfied and are spreading lies about what Trump is saying. They have an irrational hatred for the Donald and I can sense another “spirit” at work here. And it’s not from above.
I never thought Christianity would devolve into a one liner competition. Some of this pious bravado has been buttressed and encouraged by Mormon Glenn Beck and Jew Mark Levin. Funny how few are listening to their own church pastor on the issue. But they gladly take their cues from non believers. Neither of these men believe in Jesus Christ in the traditional, 2000 plus year understanding of Him. Not even close. Jews reject Christ and Mormons substitute works and false doctrine and failed prophecies. It’s really laughable that people in some Christian circles are more concerned about the Jews in Israel than Americans here at home. But that is a separate blog post.
Donald Trump has hit raw nerves. He does not pander to any one group. He loves all of us equally. And he is angry with the political class that has failed us. He hates the evil that wants to do us harm, whether it be ISIS or the 179 thousand illegal aliens locked up in our jails. Government’s first job is to protest it’s citizens.Some Christians believe that government’s first job is to recite Bible passages and blather on publicly about forgiveness. As Ann Coulter has said, religious ecstasies are not what people are looking for in a commander in chief. And quite honestly, this type of religious zealotry turns off a large portion of the electorate. Would Christians like it if a Muslim candidate started praying to Mecca every 20 minutes to show how sincere they were about their faith? Probably not.
Many Christians get it. We are not electing a pastor in chief. Besides, Donald Trump’s good deeds quotient is through the roof. Have any of the other candidates saved a family farm? And who helped Sgt. Tahmooressi get back on his feet after the United States let him rot in a Mexican jail? Donald J. Trump. Actions speak louder than all the good religiosity that Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio can muster. Trump is a man with life experiences. The senators are boys by comparison. Rubio has been financially strapped for most of his adult life. Cruz has been in government or academia for decades. Resumes do count for something.
There’s no getting around the fact that there is a certain portion of the American electorate that is going to do a Bible litmus test. They want someone like their pastor running the country. They want a man who wears his faith on his sleeve and then quotes Scripture like a deacon.
The rest of us want a president who can fix the economy, stop ISIS, seal the border and make good trade deals with countries who’ve been ripping us off for generations. Donald Trump is the candidate of a lifetime. There is divine providence in his mercurial and rather unlikely rise to the front of the pack. For those of you still trapped in your Christian bubble, I’ll quote some Scripture for you.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts”. (Isaiah 55:8-9)
I think every pastor in America resorts to this verse when an explanation for something alludes them. I think’s it’s safe to say things are going according to plan. And with God’s help, Donald Trump will be our next president.