Dear conservative Christians: Dump Trump before he dumps you

Dear conservative Christians: Dump Trump before he dumps you October 1, 2020

Dear conservative Christians, You felt you needed to vote for Trump in 2016 because, Roe v. Wade. Ok. So now that you have your conservative Supreme Court, why not dump Trump?

You pretended not to mind Trump’s many egregious sins (let’s recall that he doesn’t think he’s done anything wrong), his life of porn stars and body-part-grabbing and divorces, his tax evasion and foul mouth, his scorn for POWs and the disabled, his constant stream of lies.

For the sake of the pro-life platform, you endured even his racism.

You pretended those things didn’t bother you – but deep down, for four long years, you cringed.

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You wore a brave smile and said over and over, “we didn’t elect him for his personality.” But in your heart, you wished every day he wasn’t such an embarrassment.

But let’s be honest here. Donald Trump has been using you.

He knows you want one thing above all else: a Supreme Court capable of overturning Roe. He knew you’d put up with anything to get that, and you did.

He needed your vote in 2016 and he expects it in 2020.

Trump says he loves Christians and the Bible, but in reality he holds you and your holy book in utter contempt. You know that, because you cringed when he held up that Bible.

You’re know that Trump doesn’t have a favorite Bible verse or even a favorite testament, that he has never asked God for forgiveness, that he doesn’t know how to say “Second Corinthians.” You know he doesn’t take Christianity – his own or yours – seriously.

“All this I will give you…”

During the 2016 election, Trump promised, “Christianity will have power. If I’m there, you’re going to have plenty of power, you don’t need anybody else. You’re going to have somebody representing you very, very well. Remember that.”

Sounds a lot like the third temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4), “All this I will give you if you will bow down and worship me.”

Jesus’ response? “Away from me, Satan.”

Think about it: the enemy is not supporters of Black Lives Matter (read this and this), or “illegals” or socialists.

As for “baby-killing Democrats,” be aware that this is a myth, created by the GOP to keep you chained to that party. Dems are not heartless, they don’t love to kill babies. Be aware also that, according to the New York Times,

Less than 1 percent of all abortions are done after 24 weeks, and many are performed because the fetus has a fatal condition or the pregnant woman’s life or health is at severe risk.

(Also please read these abortion myth-busters.)

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BLM supporters and “illegals” and socialists – and even Democrats! – are people made in God’s image. All members of the LGBTQ community, all of the seven million Americans who have had COVID (and the 207,000 who have died of it), the unemployed, the homeless – everyone is a person made in God’s image and loved by God.

Also, you know we’re commanded to love our enemies, not destroy them; to care for the fatherless, not cage them and ship them back where they came from; to love our neighbors, not be hostile toward them. We’re supposed to be peacemakers, not warmongers; meek, not bloodthirsty.

Dear conservative Christians, you know on some level that what’s happening in our country grieves the heart of God. You know that Jesus would condemn Donald Trump, not ask for his help.

You were trying to do a good thing by electing him, but he is a terrible person.

It’s time to let go. It’s time to dump Trump.

Mark 8:36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?

Nothing left to give you

Face it, dear conservative Christians: Trump’s goodie bag is empty. You have your court, you have your American Embassy in Jerusalem. He has nothing left to offer.

Once you re-elect him, he won’t need you anymore. He will toss you to the curb.

So beat him to the punch.

Dump Trump.

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16 responses to “Dear conservative Christians: Dump Trump before he dumps you”

  1. Kathryn Shihadah is a pathetic, liberal, political activist moron! President Trump has done more for religious freedom in his three years than all the other lying politicians in the D.C. Swamp put together in their entire careers. And what about the honor he has given Jerusalem that every other president merely gave lip service to, but did absolutely nothing. Go sell your left-wing Marxist anti-Trump garbage to some godless Socialist idiots who believe the rubbish your peddling.

  2. America is in deep moral trouble. A president without morality and an ethical compass, Trump continues to destroy and divide America. He has done nothing for “religious freedom” but has courted the betrayers of Christianity with Franklin Graham and Jerry Falwell. American Christianity is in the toilet swimming for survival.The Gospel of Jesus has been forsaken. Patrick’s ridiculous invocation of “left-wing’ Marxism is absolutely ludicrous. Patrick, you have swallowed moral and political poison. Your use of terms like ‘godless Socialist idiots’ (why “Socialist” is capitalized evades me) Is a totally vacuous red herring. I’m guessing you buy into QAnon nonsense as we’ll. You are indeed to be pitied if you wish the Trump travesty and betrayal of America to continue.

  3. Patrick – you are delusional! Your ideological bias and fanatical allegiance to an amoral, belligerent, narcissistic sociopath” (ie. Donald Drumf) is not only embarrassing, but it’s deplorable.
    Kathryn Shihadah has some very thoughtful, insightful views and perspectives, despite your ignorance and recalcitrance.
    Stop watching/listening to Sean Insanity, Fucker Carlson, and Rush Bimbo and start using logic, reason, and intelligence; you just might realize that you don’t have all the answers! btw: you might also follow Jesus’s admonition to “Love your enemies”!

  4. Thank you, Kathryn, for your insightful, thoughtful article. I was an Evangelical for 35 years but dropped out to join a progressive denomination after my then-pastor–from the pulpit– began telling us how to vote (the days of Ralph Reed’s influence). However, after recently reading the book, Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump by Sarah Posner, I’m not at all optimistic that this group of people ever will turn their back on Trump. After all, he’s giving them EVERYTHING they’ve wanted for the past 50+ years, i.e., the very likely end of Roe V Wade, the shattering of public education, more blatant racism that we’ve experienced in years, anti-LGBTQ, anti-DACA, etc., etc . According to the author, Evangelicals sought him out to be their savior and see him as their “King Cyrus,” the OT Persian king who helped the Jews. They really do worship Trump. Of course Trump is clueless as to any kind of faith, but they need each other–he to win and they to achieve their extreme conservative agenda.

  5. It is discouraging to see reactions like Moores’ to ideas with which they disagree. The arrogance of the response implies the writer and those who agree have the absolute truth and deserve the right to force their will on others. I stop listening to people when I hear such arrogance.

    Our country has many problems; e.g. hunger, homelessness, disenfranchised groups, racism, expensive healthcare, international conflicts, education systems that don’t feed the job market, environmental detereoration, and many others. As rich and advanced as our country is, we have no excuse for not solving these problems.

    I believe the intolerance for opposing ideas, people assuming they know the truth and have the only acceptable solutions, combined with tribalism are root causes of our inability to improve. Mr. Moores, if you love America and want to make it great, admit that you don’t have all the answers, look for good ideas from people with different views, and stop trying to bully others into submission. Your current approach is making dialogue impossible.

  6. Patrick,
    Thank you for exposing an infinitely weak, insipid, and horrendously dishonest diatribe against Trump. The devil traffics in lies, and unfortunately do his Democrat foot soldiers. Keep up the good fight, and keep exposing every last one of the infinitely delusional, viciously racist, murderous and outright evil Satan worshippers who kneel at the alter of thoroughly perverted ‘progressive/political’ religion.

  7. Patrick,
    Thank you for exposing an infinitely weak, insipid, and horrendously dishonest diatribe against Trump. The devil traffics in lies, and unfortunately do his Democrat foot soldiers. Keep up the good fight, and keep exposing every last one of the infinitely delusional, viciously racist, murderous and outright evil Satan worshippers who kneel at the alter of thoroughly perverted ‘progressive/political’ religion.

  8. Amen! Anyone who’s supporting him in the first place has obviously not thought about it, so i don’t know if this will do any good, but thanks for trying! 🙂

  9. The devil traffics in lies, yes very true, and that is why the author is suggesting nobody support that devil any more.

  10. Thank you Gary for your very targeted accusations. Perhaps you’d like to explain how my “diatribe” is dishonest? Or delusional? Or viciously racist? If you want to comment here again, please be specific in your denunciation.

  11. Probably one of the very best articles I’ve read exposing the pagan president Trump. I am a democrat of which you speak of Kathryn, and you describe us with great accuracy. We do not delight in murder, of babies in the womb, of Covid victims, of horrible war, or anything else that causes death. I am pro-life for ALL life. Not sure why you had responses spewing forth such hate and rage, but I suppose that’s the way it will be. Thanks again!

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