Donald Trump uses religion as a political prop. The Bible, held in his hand in Trump glory, is a political tool used for political gain. Religion is meaningless to Trump. One person who sees this is Billy Graham’s granddaughter.
By now you have read many quotes from her opinion piece for USA Today. There is one quote, worth repeating, that shows Donald Trump for what he truly is…
“I feel it every time our president talks about government housing having no place in America’s suburbs. Jesus said repeatedly to defend the poor and show kindness and compassion to those in need. Our president continues to perpetuate an us-versus-them narrative, yet almost all our church leaders say nothing.
I feel this tug every time our president or his followers speak about the wall, designed to keep out the very people scripture tells us to welcome. In Trump’s America, refugees are not treated as “native-born,” as scripture encourages. Instead, families are separated, held in inconceivable conditions and cast aside as less then.
…The gentle tug became an aggressive yank, for me, earlier this year, when our country experienced division in the form of riots, incited in great part by this president’s divisive rhetoric. I watched our president walk through Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., after the tear gassing of peaceful protesters for a photo op.
He held a Bible, something so sacred to all of us, yet he treated that Bible with a callousness that would offend anyone intimately familiar with the words inside it. He believed that action would honor him and only him. However, the church, designed to honor God, said nothing.
It seems that the only evangelical leaders to speak up praised the president, with no mention of his behavior that is antithetical to the Jesus we serve. The entire world has watched the term “evangelical” become synonymous with hypocrisy and disingenuousness.” Jerushah Duford
Donald Trump’s actions show a lack of faith and a disrespect for the faith many Americans feel in their daily lives. In closing using Duford’s words about Jesus seems more than appropriate:
“Jesus loved women; He served women; He valued women and we need to give ourselves permission to stand up and do the same.”
Trump does not value women, except as a sex object. Donald Trump does not value the bible, except as a political prop-his comments, words and deed reveal this to be the truth.
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