The Dec. 29 paper “How would Jesus vote?” by Steve Roberts admonishes conservative Christians to stop and think if Jesus would vote for such a sinful man as Donald Trump. Apparently he believes that Mark Galli, the editor of Christianity Today speaks for all Christians and that Galli has finally seen the light.
The key to his attitude and his article is revealed when he pointed out that the Democrat Party “... tends to embrace a secular culture and seem hostile to people of faith.” He mentions the “cling to guns and religion” and the “basket of deplorables” quotes as evidence reflecting “an intellectual snobbism that makes it much harder for Democrats to appeal to people of faith.”
This is quite stunning, as I have never heard anyone on the left admit this before. It is quite apparent to many of us on the right that the left feels as though we are uneducated and ill-informed, while they are the intelligent and enlightened ones. They judge people on the right as too stupid to know that we should not be supporting this blustery, immoral man. They even go so low as to label us with awful names that we are not. Yes, Trump is a sinner, but who has not sinned? Is there a perfect man out there? Jesus gave his life so that those sins might be forgiven.
I would never assume to know how Jesus would vote, but from what I know of his character and what he stands for, I do believe he would be more supportive of a political party platform that more closely aligns with his word, for which there is no compromise. Most of the Democrat’s policies are in major conflict with conservative Christian beliefs, and perhaps that makes liberals feel superior.
I hesitated several days to write because like most conservatives, I don’t like conflict, don’t like being attacked, and I don’t look forward to the hurtful retaliation from folks on the left. We are divided by opinion and belief, but I would not judge or call them names. I will always vote for the party that more closely aligns with God’s word, in spite of the tactless, sinful candidate.