It’s inconceivable that mentally unstable Republican President Donald Trump still has an approval rating above 30%.
A significant part of this small but dismayingly stable base of support for the president comes from the influential bloc of hard-right conservative evangelical Christian voters. Many prominent evangelical pastors still vocally and unabashedly back Trump and insist that their followers do so, as well. One pastor even went so far as to admonish Christians who do not support the president by claiming that they “don’t take the Bible seriously.”
Robert Jeffress, the senior pastor of First Baptist-Dallas, was one of Trump’s earliest and most outspoken boosters during his campaign. Jeffress, who now serves as one of President Trump’s evangelical faith advisors, has not lessened his support for the embattled Trump in the face of the president’s escalating legal troubles and his countless unforced errors. The pastor recently appeared on the “Janet Mefferd Live” program on right-wing American Family Radio and discussed how the “evangelical divide” has deepened during the Trump administration. Jeffress claimed that those on the other side of this divide from him, namely those who have declined to back ethically-challenged former reality TV star Trump, have strayed away from the Bible’s values.
Stated Robert on the radio show, “Look, poor President Trump gets blamed for everything from the melting of the polar ice caps to now the evangelical crisis. And you know, that word ‘crisis’ means ‘divide.’ And I will admit there is a divide going on among evangelicals. President Trump didn’t cause the divide, but he has exposed it. It’s been a growing divide, Janet, between evangelicals who take the Bible seriously and those who don’t. I call them the ‘evangelical elite,’ the ‘Christianity of the day’ crowd.” He added, “And here’s where it comes down to, think about this. President Trump is the most pro-life, pro-religious liberty, pro-Israel president in history. So why do we have this resistance among the evangelical elite while the mass of evangelicals in the pews support him? And what it comes down to is the evangelical elite really don’t embrace these values.” Do you find it absurd that this pastor is trying to paint Christians who won’t support Trump as immoral? Listen to his full comments below:
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