When I published an op-ed declaring that, as a Republican and an evangelical pastor, I cannot vote for Donald Trump in 2020, I knew it would not be well-received by his supporters. What I did not expect was the fierceness of the response.
In less than two weeks, I have gotten hundreds of messages from evangelical Christians from across the country. Much of the opposition has come from pro-life voters who support the President because of their perception of him as a champion for the pro-life cause. My op-ed critiqued the President’s participation in the March for Life and the sincerity of his anti-abortion stance. I personally believe that the President is cynically using pro-life voters for his own electoral purposes and doesn’t actually care about protecting innocent life at all.
The Trump supporters who have contacted me think I don’t care either and have denounced me as baby killer. I simply suggested that the Democratic nominee for President is a better alternative than Donald Trump, even if he claims to be pro-life.
The irony of this is that I am pro-life. When I was in high school, I attended the March for Life in Washington, D.C. My pro-life convictions were a primary motivation for me becoming an adoptive parent.
Read the rest here:https://www.yahoo.com/news/questioned-sincerity-donald-trumps-pro-222543657.html
Guy is not a conservative evangelical Pastor. His church is open to everyone, including LGBT. Outside of this article, he labels himself as a Progressive Evangelical, and is part of Vote Common Good, which is a supposed faith based group whose sole purpose is to influence Christians against Trump.
Apparently, that includes subterfuge.
I have seen quite a few hit pieces like this recently. Self proclaimed Evangelicals and supposed conservatives who are looked down on for finding fault with Trump to the point of voting Democrat.
I don't think Trump is moral myself. I question Trump's actual views on abortion. However, he has done more for pro-life causes than any other President that I know of. If someone were to make a rational argument against Trump, I would only find such a person worth listening to if the prefaced it by saying they are advocating not voting in the Presidential Election as a Christian due to immorality on both sides.