It seems almost unheard of for one Christian organization to criticize another but that is just what my friends over at Red Letter Christians do on a regular basis. When we Christians move so far away from the principles of Jesus we should be chastised and that is what too many of the so-called Evangelicals have done. Yes, Jesus was most likely against abortion, although he never directly said so, but he was very verbally against so many of the things that the current crop of Republicans are trying to destroy. Here are some words about that:
When Obama took office the stock market was in free fall. The bankers who had undermined the economy by betting against American homeowners were closing their institutions. Default on mortgages were in the hundreds of thousands and the Obama administration turned all these things around. Where’s the outrage?
Trump suggests that Obama did nothing to save the jobs of American workers when, in fact, he saved the auto industry from going under? Today, the stock market is soaring and yet Trump says that what Obama did to the economy was a failure. That’s a lie. Where’s the outrage?
Trump says that the Affordable Care Act is no good and must be abolished even though it has brought health insurance benefits to millions of Americans and Trump offers nothing in its place. Where’s the outrage?…
And when Trump demeans certain Mexican Americans, the physically handicapped and women, and when he calls for a registry of Muslim’s and threatens to close the door to Syrian refugees, where’s the outrage?
Given the passive reaction to these and other outrages, we have to ask whether Evangelical leaders are more committed to candidates of the Republican party than to gospel standards of right and wrong? As in Jesus’ day, our religious leaders remain silent in the face of moral compromise and injustice. When Donald Trump finally takes office, will Evangelicalism be the compromised court religion of the Republican Party or will its leaders finally speak up?
Source: Where’s the Outrage? Moral Clarity in the Age of Trump – Red Letter Christians
It was totally unfathomable to me that the 81% of the Evangelicals who voted for our soon to be president totally disregarded the blatant lies told by their candidate when they should have been outraged. The central tenet of the Christian community should be about loving your neighbor and giving him the shirt off your back if he needs it. Instead the 81% enthusiastically put in office a person who has vowed to close the door and lock up the country and to disregard the suffering of its citizens.
Where is the outrage, indeed. I will go one step further than my friends at RLC and say that Jesus would be casting out these folks for their unChristian attitudes. They are disgracing the very meaning of being a follower of Jesus Christ. WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE????