As Expected, a Leading Court Evangelical Defends Trump’s “S$%#Hole Comments”

And here we go:

Jeffress:

Apart from the vocabulary attributed to him, President Trump is right on target in his sentiment. 

As individual Christians, we have a biblical responsibility to place the needs of others above our own, but as Commander-in-Chief, President Trump has the constitutional responsibility to place the interest of our nation above the needs of other countries.

I am glad we have a President like Donald Trump who clearly understands that distinction and has the courage to protect the well-being of our nation.

In other words, Jeffress endorses xenophobia here.  He is dabbling in the most dangerous and extreme forms of two-kingdom theology here.  We have seen this kind of “America First” mentality before for in the history of the West, especially in the 1930s and 1940s.

I am on the road, and will try to return to this later today, but I am reminded of when Billy Graham was appalled by Nixon’s language on the Watergate tapes, but completely missed (at least initially) the larger moral problem of the break-in and the cover-up.

2 thoughts on “As Expected, a Leading Court Evangelical Defends Trump’s “S$%#Hole Comments”

  1. Did we expect anything else from Robert Jeffress? He and many of the Court Evangelicals have repeatedly insinuated that the position of President supersedes biblical mandates and responsibilities. If anything, this claim of political supremacy over religious and spiritual concerns should lead to the conclusion, based on Matthew 6:24, that Christians should not serve in politics.

  2. “As individual Christians, we have a biblical responsibility to place the needs of others above our own, but as Commander-in-Chief, President Trump has the constitutional responsibility to place the interest of our nation above the needs of other countries.”

    The logical conclusion of this statement is surely: “therefore, as individual Christians we cannot support the Commander-in-Chief, President Trump nor a Constitution that requires the Commander-in-Chief to place the needs of the United States above the needs of others.”

    I’m sure he went on to say that, right?

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