Back in July 2017, I called attention to a growing divide in American evangelicalism. It looks like court evangelical Robert Jeffress agrees with me. I also think Jeffress is right when he says that Trump did not create the divide, but exacerbated it.
In this interview with Christian conservative radio host Janet Mefferd, Jeffress identified anti-Trump evangelicals as the “evangelical elite” and the “Christianity Today crowd.” According to Jeffress, this divide in evangelicalism is not merely about different views on Christianity and government. Nope. The divide is between “evangelicals who take the Bible seriously, and those who don’t.”
Here’s a thought. Instead of evangelicals in the “Christianity Today crowd” abandoning the label “evangelical,” I think we should fight to keep the label and bring back the word “fundamentalist” to describe people like Jeffress.
By the way, I can’t wait to tell some of my non-college-educated, working class friends who did not vote for Trump that they are part of the evangelical “elite.”