Eugene Scott of The Washington Post believes that evangelicals continue to “apply moral relativism with Trump.” I have a lot to say about this topic, but I don’t want to give too much away. My book Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump will be here in a few months. (Thanks for pre-ordering)
Here is a taste of Scott:
Winning the White House has always been important to evangelicals. But historically, winning people to the Christian faith has taken higher priority. To some within the tribe, it appears the former has replaced the latter.
The Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson, a leading evangelical, recently wrote:
“At the Family Research Council’s recent Values Voter Summit, the religious right effectively declared its conversion to Trumpism.
Who would now identify conservative Christian political engagement with the pursuit of the common good? Rather, the religious right is an interest group seeking preference and advancement from a strongman — and rewarding him with loyal acceptance of his priorities. The prophets have become clients. The priests have become acolytes.”
Read the entire piece here, including Scott’s take on Franklin Graham.