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Trump vs. the Revolution


Recently, several right-wing commentators and prominent Christians have made the case for why Christians and conservatives should not vote for Trump. Many Christians believe that by distancing themselves from Trump and the Republican Party, they might save themselves in the eyes of the culture. They are terribly mistaken.

These anti-Trump Christians argue that Trump’s character is toxic to the church, society, and the country. Since the media and culture hate Trump, that hate will transfer to the church if Christians support Trump. Therefore, Christians should vote for Biden, or at least not for Trump. In a recent article, prominent pastor, John Piper, argues that Trump is a force for division and immorality. Piper writes, "I find it bewildering that Christians can be so sure that greater damage will be done by bad judges, bad laws, and bad policies than is being done by the culture-infecting spread of the gangrene of sinful self-exaltation, and boasting, and strife-stirring." Piper claims that Christians ignore Trump's unrepentant sexual immorality, boastfulness, vulgarity, and division, but shine a light on the immorality of abortion, transgenderism, and socialism. Better to vote for bad policy than bad character. Piper further argues that Trump’s immoral character leads to death, making him an inadequate choice for pro-life voters. Some Christian thinkers, believing that Trump is damaging to the pro-life cause, have said the blood of the aborted unborn is on the evangelical’s hands for their support of Trump. In response to strong Christian affiliation with the GOP, Timothy Keller, another prominent pastor, wrote that neither party aligns with biblical notions of justice. David French has a solution to these dilemmas: declare political independence.