Minnesota pastor leads campaign to shift evangelical vote away from Trump

Minnesota pastor leads campaign to shift evangelical vote away from Trump February 19, 2020
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“Evangelical voters, you can stay true to your faith and not vote for Trump for president.”

That’s the message Rev Doug Pagitt and his colleagues at Vote Common Good are bringing to Evangelical Christians around America. According to an article in the Minnesota Star Tribune, Rev Pagitt hopes to convince evangelicals that Trump’s “character and actions are so out of sync with Jesus’ teachings that it’s a moral imperative to remove him from office.”

Vote Common Good has set up meetings and round tables around the country to take their message to their fellow Christians. They are partnering with churches in several denominations to do this work.

I always believed that there were still religious leaders who were unwilling to sell the Gospels down the drain for Trump. It is heartening to see some of them step forward. I would imagine that, if their message gets traction, they will be subjected to considerable verbal abuse and many slanders from Trump’s nastier supporters. Most Trump supporters are good people who have blinded themselves to what he is. But a vocal few of them are attracted to him because he is evil.

From the Minnesota Star Tribune:

The Rev. Doug Pagitt jumped on stage at his former Minneapolis church with a message that he and his entourage are repeating across the country: Evangelical voters, you can stay true to your Christian faith but not vote for President Donald Trump.

Their “Vote Common Good” campaign, conducted from a bright orange bus making stops at every Democratic state primary, represents the small cracks in the evangelical base that helped propel Trump into office. More than 80% of white evangelical Christians voted for Trump in 2016, and continue to support him in his bid for re-election.

Pagitt’s campaign hopes to convince wavering evangelicals that the presidents’s character and actions are so out of sync with Jesus’ teachings that it’s a moral imperative to remove him from office.

“I’m a Christian pastor … and I believe everyone is a child of I see God, is the light of the world,” Pagitt told his audience earlier this month. “But not every light of the world should be president of the United States of America.”

 

 


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