OCTOBER 20

Trump Has Spread Distorted Picture of God, Christianity

He could just not talk about Christianity or the Church. Instead, Trump has insisted on spreading false and misleading ideas about the faith from the most powerful office in the world. We don’t want to make excuses and make corrections for this man who claims he’s saved us anymore.

Trump's Record

“But have you ever asked God for forgiveness?”

“I’m not sure I have. I just go out and try and do a better job from there. I don’t think so. I think, if I do something wrong, I think I just try and make it right. I don’t bring God into that picture. I don’t.”

"Presidential Candidate Donald Trump at the Family Leadership Summit", C-SPAN, July 18, 2015


“It’s an endorsement of empire,” Gay L. Byron, a professor of the New Testament and early Christianity at the Howard University School of Divinity, said of the passage on Friday. “Whenever governments need to try to gain leverage in a debate, they say something like that…

Dr. Byron, the divinity school professor, said Mr. Sessions’s use of the passage is a classic case of a politician “cherry-picking” the Bible for statements that match their policy. “What’s missing is the fact that there are so many other biblical statements and mandates to take care of children and take care of those who are marginalized,” she said. “We don’t hear Sessions referencing those texts.”

“Sessions’s Use of Bible Passage to Defend Immigration Policy Draws Fire”, New York Times, June 15, 2018


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