Rob Schenk was an active evangelical culture warrior, but he has changed his mind on a lot of things over the years. The documentary The Armor of Light deals with his change of mind on guns. The documentary AKA Jane Roe deals with his change of mind on abortion. And Schenk is not afraid of calling out his former Christian Right partners. In a conversation on his podcast, he told me about his attendance at a prayer meeting on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration. Schenk bumped into a leading court evangelical and suggested that evangelicals needed to “re-calibrate our moral compass” to bring it more in line with Jesus’s words in the Sermon on the Mount. The court evangelical responded, “We don’t have time for that, we have serious work to do.”
In the following interview with CNN, Schenk talks about the private conversations he has with members of the Christian Right:
Schenk suggests that a “kind of final conversation” to Trump has taken place among the white evangelicals he speaks with.
He also says that a political fundraiser for conservative causes once told him that “we need more fear and more anger” from white evangelicals.
He also give a shout-out to The Spiritual Danger of Donald Trump.