Letters to the Editor

How can Christians support Trump?

To the Editor:

To all Donald Trump supporters who identify as Christians:  I’m writing to summarize Trump’s unholy actions during Holy Week and challenge you to defend them.  

On Easter Sunday — a day many true Christians consider the most holy/sacred day of the year — Trump spent his time creating 77 unhinged, hate-filled posts on his Truth Social platform. Earlier in the week, he appeared in a video promoting the sale of the DJT Bible and on Good Friday, Trump promoted political violence by posting an image of a “hogtied” President Biden laying on his side in the bed of a pickup truck.   

While he claims the Bible is his “favorite book,” I don’t recall him ever referencing Scripture when he speaks. As a matter of fact, he’s traditionally evaded questions about biblical content; for example, when asked by a reporter which he preferred — the Old or New Testament — he said “both.” On another occasion when a journalist asked if he had a favorite chapter/verse, he said it was a deeply personal subject and he didn’t like to talk about it, then went on to say, “I like them all.” 

By saying he’s “never needed to ask for forgiveness,” Donald Trump is disavowing a central core belief of evangelical Christians. So, why are his supporters giving him a pass on that fundamental belief? Do you truly believe him when he says he’s “never done anything wrong?’

Just as he’s doing with our legal system, Donald Trump has made a mockery of our Christian faith by using it for political gain. Don’t listen to what he says — watch what he does. None of his actions reflect Christian values and his desire to return to the White House is based solely on revenge and retribution. His claims that “God made Trump” and that he is “Christ-like” constitute idolatry and blasphemy. His purpose is simple: money and votes. Who is going to prove me wrong?

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