Damaged by religion: A recent Fox News poll shows 45 percent of Republicans believe God wanted Donald Trump to be president.
In addition, according to the new poll, a majority of white evangelical Christians, 55 percent, believe that God endorsed Trump for president.
And, according to the same poll, 25 percent of all voters believe that God wanted Trump to win the 2016 presidential election.
The stupid, it burns.
The Washington Post reports:
Nearly half of Republicans, 45 percent, believe that God wanted Trump to be president, with another 18 percent indicating that they weren’t sure. More than half of white evangelical Protestants — 55 percent — said that God endorsed Trump. Only 3 in 10 evangelicals said categorically that they didn’t think Trump had God’s explicit support in the election.
Fox News reports:
Over half of white evangelical Christians, 55 percent, feel God put Trump in office. That drops to 36 percent among Protestants and 20 percent among Catholics.
Trump voters are nearly six times as likely as Clinton voters to believe God wanted Trump to win the election (46 vs. 8 percent). The results are nearly identical among Republicans (45 percent) and Democrats (9 percent).
For reasonable people the poll results are disturbing, but not surprising. They only serve as further evidence of the real harm caused by religious superstition.
Last month, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed that God wanted Donald Trump to become president of the United States.
According to reports, Sanders told CBN’s David Brody:
I think God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times and I think that he wanted Donald Trump to become president.
And that’s why he’s there. I think he has done a tremendous job in supporting a lot of the things that people of faith really care about.
Bottom line: Proving that religious superstition is often toxic, a new poll from Fox News shows that 45 percent of Republicans believe God wanted Donald Trump to be president.
Weep for the nation.