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One More Reason Evangelicalism Needs Fewer White Men in Leadership

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I’m still befuddled how any Christian could support Donald Trump. Chris Gehrz provides some insight in this post.

The Pietist Schoolman

Heading into Monday night’s first presidential debate, an ABC/Washington Post poll found Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton among white evangelicals, 71%-22%. Much though Trump’s boorish, unprepared performance in the debate embarrassedeven political conservatives, I’m not sure that my fellow evangelicals learned anything new that night that shouldn’t already have dissuaded them from backing Trump. As a FiveThirtyEight profile pointed out Tuesday, his support from evangelicals has grown significantly since the primaries.

Like evangelical writer Philip Yancey, “I can understand why maybe you choose these policies that you support” — and, I’ll add (before returning to the Yancey quotation), I can understand why one would rather stay home or pick a third party candidate than vote for Hillary Clinton — “but to choose a person who stands against everything that Christianity believes as the hero, the representative, one that we get behind enthusiastically is not something that I understand at all.”

It has me tempted…

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Written by kirkistan

September 29, 2016 at 12:25 pm

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