Thank Bog for Trump’s short attention span and problem with the written word.
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Several Pastors and Theologians Rip the “MAGA Idol”
On Truth Social, Trump, who loves being in the headlines, shared an article from the Milwaukee Independent titled, “A MAGA Idol: Why Trump’s Un-Christian Behavior Makes Him a Hero to Conservative Christians.”
Trump appears to have just read the title on this one, perhaps he liked being called “a hero.” However, being called an “idol” in a pop-culture context is one thing, but in the context of this article discussing Christian faith it represents something negative, a compromise of faith, replacing God with a something or someone inferior, in this case Trump.
Yes, as the article points out, MAGA Republicans who force their politics onto scripture may see Trump as a hero for appointing conservative SCOTUS justices and fighting their culture war battles, but several pastors and theologians quoted in the article see major flaws in Trump’s character and as being the antithesis of the faith.
Rural Missouri Southern Baptist Pastor Mike Leake of Calvary of Neosho said his his parishioners who “go full on MAGA” end up being not very dedicated. Leake said those who go full MAGA have a drop in “attendance, …involvement, …and giving,” as "it’s all consuming — just as with any other idol.”
Pastor Mike Leake: Those who go full MAGA have a drop in “attendance, …involvement, …and giving,” as "it’s all consuming — just as with any other idol.”
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Robert Franklin, professor of moral leadership at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta says Trump benefits from a belief that he is being persecuted for MAGA evangelicals. The immoral things that Trump does are swept away because his is the “bad man” seen as being used by God to make :good things possible."
Franklin: “Unfortunately, under this narrative, Trump can literally do no wrong. His wrong is right. No other politician gets that kind of pass.”
Albert Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Albert Mohler, said he backed Trump in 2020, but won’t this time around.
Mohler: “I do not want Donald J. Trump to be the 2024 Republican nominee. There is simply too much baggage …A statesman would realize that fact and make way for someone else to lead."
Other pastors and scholars in the article called Trump “not a peacemaker,” whose behavior is “antithetical to everything they stand for,” and a champion of “the politics of grievance.”
You don’t have to be a theologian or a scholar to see that Trump is a seriously flawed individual. We definitely could use more harsh criticism like this. Trump, thank you for sharing these to your, checks notes, “Truth” account.