Evangelical Christians Are Finally Angry at Trump — But Not For the Reason You Might Think
You might think devout Christians would have a bevy of reasons to dislike Donald Trump.
Like, the fact that he is an adulterer, who is on his third wife. The same wife he cheated on with a porn star.
Or, Christians could dislike him because he is a pathological liar, who lies as easily as you and I breathe.
Hey, they could be angry that Trump is separating families and locking them up in cages, something Jesus would NOT approve of.
But no, they are not angry at him for those reasons.
Evangelical Christians are angry with Trump because said “God Damn” during his rally on Wednesday night, therefore taking the Lord’s name in vain.
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“You are going to support me because you are a rich guy, and if you don’t support me, you are going to be so Goddamn poor,” Trump quipped at one point during his speech.
Trump on Wednesday: "Bullshit … if you don't support me you're going to be so goddamn poor."
Trump on Friday: fOuL mOutHeD oMaR pic.twitter.com/RhjJEA1xPN
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 19, 2019
It was just a step too far for West Virginia conservative Democratic senator Paul Hardesty, who is a vocal Trump supporter. As The Charlotte Observer points out, Hardesty was so offended by the slur that he fired off a letter to the White House voicing his displeasure.
After making sure to mention that he’s an unwavering Trump supporter, Hardesty wrote that he was “appalled” by the fact that Trump “chose to use the Lord’s name in vain on two separate occasions…”
“There is no place in society — anywhere, any place and at any time — where that type of language should be used or handled,” he letter stated. “Your comments were not presidential.”
Not a single mention of the moment the crowd chawed “send her back” and Trump’s apparent approval.
Twitter users also called Trump out, take a look:
Great Rally last night, except when you said “[email protected]& [email protected]&[email protected]“. When you say those words then say things like putting God back in the USA, it is a contradiction. Please don’t take the Lord’s name in vain… Thanks
— Shelly Starkey (@StarkeyShelly) July 18, 2019
I LOVE TRUMP, but my loyalty lies with the Almighty God FIRST and FOREMOST! I’d have been A-Okay with the “f” bomb but NEVER taking the Lord’s name in vain! NEVER FORGET Who chose Trump. Respect MUST be kept! #KAG
— Dr. Jae (@DrJae3) July 18, 2019
Mr. President, please do not take the Lord's name in vain. Lots of your supporters are unhappy about ithttps://t.co/slBgHgU5k1
— Rolling Stop (@RollingStop9) July 18, 2019
When you used the Lord's name in vain when addressing North Carolina tonight I lost some of the respect I have for you. After the second time I turned the channel!
— B. JOYCE PALMER (@BJOYCEPALMER2) July 18, 2019
Mr President your Christian base did not enjoy hearing you use the Lord’s name in vain tonight. I love you as President but do not excuse your language. We pray for you everyday and that language is offensive to us.
— Deana Causey (@deana_causey) July 18, 2019
I have been a supporter since the 2016 election..I voted for you then and really want to in 2020..but please stop taking the Lord’s name in vain. It is extremely offensive to Christians, my husband and I had to turn the tv off. Please stop
— Sherri (@SherriSevert5) July 18, 2019