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In a lengthy op-ed piece for the Christian Post, Chris Thurman claims that “evangelicals who support Donald Trump are being both blind and foolish to do so.” Therefore “labeling them as such is not sinful but appropriate and necessary.” Is there any truth to his charge?
How Can Evangelicals Continue to Support Trump?
Thurman explains that in using the word “support,” he “was not referring to evangelicals who voted for Trump in 2016,” even though he believes they erred in voting for him.
Rather, he writes, “I’m referring to those evangelicals who continue to hold Trump up as a great leader, say he is God’s chosen one for the presidency, applaud his appalling words and actions, ignore his glaring moral defects, and enable his dangerous presidency to continue by giving him their time, talents, and treasures.”
In Thurman’s view, prominent evangelical leaders who fall into this category are Ralph Reed, Jerry Falwell Jr., Franklin Graham, and Mike Pence.
According to Thurman, they are supporting a man who is “morally ill beyond normal standards of human decency.” ….