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I'm a Pastor Who Ran for Congress as a Republican. Here's Why I'm Encouraging My Fellow Evangelicals Not to Vote for Donald Trump
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Jan 31, 2020 17:04:13   #
rumitoid
 
Trump is an anathema to everything I was taught to love about Jesus, everything I was taught about how to live out my faith. His disdain for decency, disrespect toward basic tenets of right and wrong and complete disregard for the most vulnerable among us could not be more fundamentally un-Christian. To vote for him because he sees the political expediency of supporting restrictions on abortion is a Faustian deal with the devil that is ultimately more likely to exact greater cost than reward. Case in point: the astounding about-face in evangelical support for refugee resettlement since Trump took aim at the program.

The unholy alliance some religious voters have struck with Trump is part and parcel of the one the Republican Party as a whole has embraced. The GOP has become the party of Trump, most recently exemplified by the number of Republican senators who have expressed a willingness to abandon their responsibility as part of a co-equal branch of government and vote against allowing witnesses to appear in the president’s impeachment trial. Tribalistic, blind loyalty to Trump because of the power he is able to confer as President has led both evangelicals and the GOP to abandon previously held values.

Now more than ever, at a time of unprecedented polarization, it’s important that voters think beyond political party. Republicans don’t have to become Democrats — they should just consider voting for one this year. Voters of faith should set aside their personal interests and predilections and instead prioritize the common good for all.

Traveling across the United States on VCG’s 50-state bus tour, which launched in Iowa at the start of January and has hit six other states since, I’ve met voters of faith who are looking for an alternative to Trump. They voted for him in 2016 but can’t bring themselves to do it again. We are working to mobilize them and train Democratic candidates to engage religious voters more effectively.

If a critical percentage – say 5% – of evangelicals who voted for Trump in 2016 don’t this year, he can’t win. That’s why I’ve decided to dedicate much of my time and efforts in 2020 to reaching those voters. Because a deal with Democrats is better than a deal with the devil.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/im-pastor-ran-congress-republican-191227587.html

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Jan 31, 2020 17:30:40   #
Lonewolf
 
rumitoid wrote:
Trump is an anathema to everything I was taught to love about Jesus, everything I was taught about how to live out my faith. His disdain for decency, disrespect toward basic tenets of right and wrong and complete disregard for the most vulnerable among us could not be more fundamentally un-Christian. To vote for him because he sees the political expediency of supporting restrictions on abortion is a Faustian deal with the devil that is ultimately more likely to exact greater cost than reward. Case in point: the astounding about-face in evangelical support for refugee resettlement since Trump took aim at the program.

The unholy alliance some religious voters have struck with Trump is part and parcel of the one the Republican Party as a whole has embraced. The GOP has become the party of Trump, most recently exemplified by the number of Republican senators who have expressed a willingness to abandon their responsibility as part of a co-equal branch of government and vote against allowing witnesses to appear in the president’s impeachment trial. Tribalistic, blind loyalty to Trump because of the power he is able to confer as President has led both evangelicals and the GOP to abandon previously held values.

Now more than ever, at a time of unprecedented polarization, it’s important that voters think beyond political party. Republicans don’t have to become Democrats — they should just consider voting for one this year. Voters of faith should set aside their personal interests and predilections and instead prioritize the common good for all.

Traveling across the United States on VCG’s 50-state bus tour, which launched in Iowa at the start of January and has hit six other states since, I’ve met voters of faith who are looking for an alternative to Trump. They voted for him in 2016 but can’t bring themselves to do it again. We are working to mobilize them and train Democratic candidates to engage religious voters more effectively.

If a critical percentage – say 5% – of evangelicals who voted for Trump in 2016 don’t this year, he can’t win. That’s why I’ve decided to dedicate much of my time and efforts in 2020 to reaching those voters. Because a deal with Democrats is better than a deal with the devil.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/im-pastor-ran-congress-republican-191227587.html
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Jan 31, 2020 18:25:52   #
Radiance3
 
rumitoid wrote:
Trump is an anathema to everything I was taught to love about Jesus, everything I was taught about how to live out my faith. His disdain for decency, disrespect toward basic tenets of right and wrong and complete disregard for the most vulnerable among us could not be more fundamentally un-Christian. To vote for him because he sees the political expediency of supporting restrictions on abortion is a Faustian deal with the devil that is ultimately more likely to exact greater cost than reward. Case in point: the astounding about-face in evangelical support for refugee resettlement since Trump took aim at the program.

The unholy alliance some religious voters have struck with Trump is part and parcel of the one the Republican Party as a whole has embraced. The GOP has become the party of Trump, most recently exemplified by the number of Republican senators who have expressed a willingness to abandon their responsibility as part of a co-equal branch of government and vote against allowing witnesses to appear in the president’s impeachment trial. Tribalistic, blind loyalty to Trump because of the power he is able to confer as President has led both evangelicals and the GOP to abandon previously held values.

Now more than ever, at a time of unprecedented polarization, it’s important that voters think beyond political party. Republicans don’t have to become Democrats — they should just consider voting for one this year. Voters of faith should set aside their personal interests and predilections and instead prioritize the common good for all.

Traveling across the United States on VCG’s 50-state bus tour, which launched in Iowa at the start of January and has hit six other states since, I’ve met voters of faith who are looking for an alternative to Trump. They voted for him in 2016 but can’t bring themselves to do it again. We are working to mobilize them and train Democratic candidates to engage religious voters more effectively.

If a critical percentage – say 5% – of evangelicals who voted for Trump in 2016 don’t this year, he can’t win. That’s why I’ve decided to dedicate much of my time and efforts in 2020 to reaching those voters. Because a deal with Democrats is better than a deal with the devil.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/im-pastor-ran-congress-republican-191227587.html
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You must be in a delusion of grandeur trying to imagine what life would be under Barack Obama again.
But the possibility of that to happen is nil, cause he is history, and his supposed to take over are worthless and corrupt as he was.

Now, the righteous prevails as it is supposed to. President Trump will resume and is positioned to be the victor in Nov. 2020.

That pastor is under Satanic control. Seems to me he lies as much as you do.

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Jan 31, 2020 18:32:15   #
Rose42
 
Shame on this pastor for dragging Christ through the mud for a political opinion. Shame on rumi too but thats no surprise as he’s done it many times.

Sadly if this man or rumi are really Christians then they should know that much of the democrat platform is simply evil and to vote democrat is to support that evil.

Not so simple is it.

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Jan 31, 2020 18:37:44   #
Carol Kelly
 
Lonewolf wrote:


He’s a pastor but not a Chrustian.

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Jan 31, 2020 18:38:39   #
Carol Kelly
 
Radiance3 wrote:
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You must be in a delusion of grandeur trying to imagine what life would be under Barack Obama again.
But the possibility of that to happen is nil, cause he is history, and his supposed to take over are worthless and corrupt as he was.

Now, the righteous prevails as it is supposed to. President Trump will resume and is positioned to be the victor in Nov. 2020.

That pastor is under Satanic control. Seems to me he lies as much as you do.



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Jan 31, 2020 18:39:16   #
Carol Kelly
 
Rose42 wrote:
Shame on this pastor for dragging Christ through the mud for a political opinion. Shame on rumi too but thats no surprise as he’s done it many times.

Sadly if this man or rumi are really Christians then they should know that much of the democrat platform is simply evil and to vote democrat is to support that evil.

Not so simple is it.


No, it isn’t.

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Jan 31, 2020 18:48:16   #
rumitoid
 
Rose42 wrote:
Shame on this pastor for dragging Christ through the mud for a political opinion. Shame on rumi too but thats no surprise as he’s done it many times.

Sadly if this man or rumi are really Christians then they should know that much of the democrat platform is simply evil and to vote democrat is to support that evil.

Not so simple is it.


Sorry, Rose, but u r way out of line, hypocritical. Are all Evangelicals throwing their weight for Trump beyond a political opinion? Your comments are a disgrace. The author is a man of faith. You attack him, as me, politically, again with your condemnation of those who disagree with you. What do the Democrats have to do with a critique on Trump? Stick to the topic. The president does not get a pass on his thoughts, words, and deeds because you hate Democrats.

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Jan 31, 2020 19:06:36   #
rumitoid
 
Rose42 wrote:
Shame on this pastor for dragging Christ through the mud for a political opinion. Shame on rumi too but thats no surprise as he’s done it many times.

Sadly if this man or rumi are really Christians then they should know that much of the democrat platform is simply evil and to vote democrat is to support that evil.

Not so simple is it.


You will disgrace a man of obvious deep faith and love of Christ for your political opinion? Shame!

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Jan 31, 2020 19:08:00   #
Rose42
 
rumitoid wrote:
Sorry, Rose, but u r way out of line, hypocritical. Are all Evangelicals throwing their weight for Trump beyond a political opinion? Your comments are a disgrace. The author is a man of faith. You attack him, as me, politically, again with your condemnation of those who disagree with you. What do the Democrats have to do with a critique on Trump? Stick to the topic. The president does not get a pass on his thoughts, words, and deeds because you hate Democrats.


I didn’t say anyone was right or wrong for supporting Trump or not. I merely pointed out your hypocrisy and this pastor’s.

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Jan 31, 2020 19:08:49   #
rumitoid
 
Carol Kelly wrote:
He’s a pastor but not a Chrustian.


You are disgraceful, sorry. Castigating another Christian, one who served the Lord faithfully, it appears, for many years in an attempt to protect what appears as a thoroughly amoral man is shocking.

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Jan 31, 2020 19:09:51   #
Carol Kelly
 
Rose42 wrote:
I didn’t say anyone was right or wrong for supporting Trump or not. I merely pointed out your hypocrisy and this pastor’s.



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Jan 31, 2020 19:10:18   #
rumitoid
 
Rose42 wrote:
I didn’t say anyone was right or wrong for supporting Trump or not. I merely pointed out your hypocrisy and this pastor’s.


Where is the hypocrisy? Look at yourself before you cast stones.

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Jan 31, 2020 19:10:19   #
Rose42
 
rumitoid wrote:
You will disgrace a man of obvious deep faith and love of Christ for your political opinion? Shame!


Point. Flew. Over. Your. Head.

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Jan 31, 2020 19:10:47   #
Carol Kelly
 
rumitoid wrote:
You are disgraceful, sorry. Castigating another Christian, one who served the Lord faithfully, it appears, for many years in an attempt to protect what appears as a thoroughly amoral man is shocking.


You have presented no facts to back up these claims. Who says he’s served faithfully?

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