I’m trying to refrain from comment (or too much) on the political front between now and Nov. 8, but this kind of playground behavior and language from a supposed “man” just flies all over me:
Little thin-skinned Donald Trump called into Fox & Friends this morning, mightily upset that Hillary Clinton had the gall to mention in last night’s debate that he once called a Miss Universe winner “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeper,” the latter “title” being an obvious swipe at the beauty queen’s Latina heritage.
Trump’s (amazing) defense on Fox this morning was this:
“She gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem. We had a real problem. Not only that, her attitude.”
Which is sort of like saying, “She was the worst piece of meat I ever owned.”
Of all the issues and of all the problems we have in this country and this world, the man who would be the leader of the free world is upset this morning about his right to denigrate “fat” women.
Every time I watch this “gentleman from New York, I can’t help but believe he needs some anger management.
It’s not as if a man who is so smart that he doesn’t pay taxes can’t afford psychological help. (He actually acknowledged in the debate that he doesn’t render unto Caesar, and boasted that his tax evasion makes him “smart,” and then denied what we suckers who render unto Caesar all heard him say.)
I’m sorry, but how it is that so many Christians can make excuse after excuse after excuse for this “man” is beyond me. (Although, I don’t consider him a real “man” in the least, as I’ve noted before. See here.)
Since this insecure little man Mr. Trump emerged as a candidate last year, I’ve been as concerned about the future of American Christianity as I am about the future of America, period.
What does it profit an evangelical if he or she is willing to sell the soul.
I do thank God that a number of conservative evangelical leaders, like Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention and the great evangelical author Max Lucado, have had the courage to speak out in the wilderness about Trump’s lack of anything remotely resembling Christian values and sensibilities.
We can now add the longtime writer for the evangelical magazine Christianity Today, Philip Yancey, to the chorus of Christians speaking out against Christian support for Trump.
“I am staggered that so many conservative or evangelical Christians would see a man who is a bully, who made his money by casinos, who has had several wives and several affairs… That they would somehow paint him as a hero, as someone that we could stand behind,” Yancey said in an interview.
“I will just say it out loud. I can understand why maybe you choose these policies that you support, but to choose a person who stands against everything that Christianity believes as the hero, the representative, one that we get behind enthusiastically is not something that I understand at all.
“And frankly, I think the church in the United States, the more it embeds with politics… Europeans understand where that goes. When the church and the state are seen like this [joins hands], and then the state proves what it is — a flawed and sometimes corrupt system — then the church is judged by this, and rejected. There are countries in Europe where the church is set back for decades and decades, because they have been stained by how they sold their soul for power, I would say.”
(More from Yancey here).
Amen to that and Happy Holidays, ya’ll.