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Farris: Trump Meeting is End of Christian Right

Farris: Trump Meeting is End of Christian Right June 23, 2016

Michael Farris, one of the most influential Christian right leaders in the country, is not jumping on board the Trump train with so many of his fellow wingnuts. In fact, he said the meeting Trump held with hundreds of other leaders is “the end of the Christian right.”

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I attended the very first meeting of the Moral Majority held in Indianapolis in February of 1980. I was the Washington state director of the MM and have been a leader of the “Christian right” ever since.

Today an estimated 1,000 evangelical leaders are making a pilgrimage to Trump Tower to “listen” to Donald Trump…

This meeting marks the end of the Christian Right.

The premise of the meeting in 1980 was that only candidates that reflected a biblical worldview and good character would gain our support.

Today, a candidate whose worldview is greed and whose god is his appetites (Philippians 3) is being tacitly endorsed by this throng.

They are saying we are Republicans no matter what the candidate believes and no matter how vile and unrepentant his character.

They are not a phalanx of God’s prophets confronting a wicked leader, this is a parade of elephants.

This is consistent with the deep divide among the Christian right over Trump. Most of them seem to recognize that Trump is absolutely not one of them and that his attempts to pretend to be are nothing short of laughable. But a whole bunch of them just don’t care. What they want is to be close to power, not to be righteous or consistent.

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