Discuss: “There Is No Remaining Christian Case for Trump”

Discuss: “There Is No Remaining Christian Case for Trump” August 5, 2022

Never-Trump evangelical David French wrote a piece entitled “There Is No Remaining Christian Case for Trump.”  He doesn’t even bring up the strongest reason for this contention:  Roe v. Wade has been overturned.

Many Christians were willing to overlook Trump’s bad qualities in the name of the pro-life cause.  He would appoint pro-life judges and Supreme Court justices who, in our wildest fantasies, might overturn Roe v. Wade.  That has happened.  Trump deserves credit for that.

But now he is, once again, the frontrunner for getting the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, though he has not yet said that he will be running.  Still, he exerts lots of influence in the Republican party and in the conservative movement.

So is there now a specifically Christian case for supporting Trump if he should run again?  Certainly a case can be made for that on political, ideological, or pragmatic grounds.  But is there a Christian or moral case for doing so?  Or should we, as French urges, go back to the earlier Moral Majority principle that the candidate’s moral character is paramount?


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