The following is from Michael Farris, referring to yesterday’s meeting of evangelical leaders and Donald Trump in New York City. Note that Farris isn’t some kind of RINO “squish” or whatever. In fact, Farris is a Baptist minister and as hard right as they come (founder of the “Home School Legal Defense Association,” among other activities) . In 1993, Farris ran against Don Beyer for Lt. Governor of Virginia, losing because he was so extreme, even as his Republican ticketmates George Allen and Jim Gilmore both won.
With that, here’s Farris’ take on the meeting yesterday between evangelicals and Trump (bolding added by me for emphasis) — quite different than that of wacko “Bishop” E.W. Jackson, I’d note.
This meeting marks the end of the Christian Right.
The premise of the meeting in 1980 was that only candidates that reflected a biblical worldview and good character would gain our support.
Today, a candidate whose worldview is greed and whose god is his appetites (Philippians 3) is being tacitly endorsed by this throng.
They are saying we are Republicans no matter what the candidate believes and no matter how vile and unrepentant his character.
They are not a phalanx of God’s prophets confronting a wicked leader, this is a parade of elephants.
In 1980 I believed that Christians could dramatically influence politics. Today, we see politics fully influencing a thousand Christian leaders.
This is a day of mourning.