Republican Party > Jesus

For anybody who’s ever read any of the New Testament it’s hard to imagine a better test case for choosing Christian faith over Trump than family separations at the border.  Of course, for anybody who pays attention to right-wing Christian Evangelicals in America, it’s no surprise what they’ll choose.  Trump, of course.  This 538 article is titled, “Why Rank-And-File Evangelicals Aren’t Likely To Turn On Trump Over Family Separation,” and without even reading it the answer really is pretty simple.  The vast majority of these people, no matter what they say, are Republicans first, Christians second.  And, as a result, in supporting policies like family separation show their “Christianity” to be almost totally divorced from the actual message of Jesus.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State

One Response to Republican Party > Jesus

  1. R. Jenrette says:

    Perhaps in this case, Christianity is just a part of the group identity – my tribe’s religion.

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