If you’ve followed my writings or the podcast, you will recall all the times I’ve referenced the lack of morality in America. I’ve even made comments about President Trump, but most people seem to ignore those comments. Specifically, they ignore comments from anyone that disagrees with Trump’s morals, while still supporting him. If you ask, “how can you support Trump as a Christian?” Well, let me explain.
First of all, I find it simply interesting we are at this point to talk about morals now. For reference, the definition of morality is a system of moral conduct. It is a way to determine what is right and what is wrong conduct for a person. The problem is morals vary from person to person and not everyone is the same. For example, I grew up with the belief that telling even the whitest of lies was wrong, while some other people may disagree and say that a white lie is acceptable in some circumstances.
As we consider morality, we also have to consider recent statements and events that cause us to question this. Obviously, this started back in 2016 with the release of the statements by President Trump from that “hot mic” interview. If you simply lay this as the foundation for questioning Trump’s morality, you have some issues. Trump has not been the most moral man throughout his life. Rumors of affairs and multiple marriages have plagued him for years. It’s even difficult to take the Stormy Daniels situation and base a morality decision of Trump on that.
As I looked at the 2016 election, I gave consideration to all of that. I did not vote for President Trump because he was the most moral person I’ve ever seen. I did not vote for President Trump because he was a devout Christian. In fact, his faith was not a part of the decision at all. Sure, I would love nothing more than to have a devout Christian President. But that does not meet the demographics of the majority of the country now.
So the most recent comments from former congressional representatives about Trump being unfit morally do not phase me. Then the media has been in an uproar over a recent resignation from The Christian Post, which issued a pro Trump editorial. It caused one of their editors to resign in protest, stating he was forced out. For the record, he made the decision to leave.
Announcement: Today, rather abruptly, I was forced to make the difficult choice to leave The Christian Post. They decided to publish an editorial that positions them on Team Trump. I can't be an editor for a publication with that editorial voice. …
— Napp Nazworth (@NappNazworth) December 24, 2019
Then there’s the case of the Christianity Today article, in which an editor slammed President Trump. The editor says he cannot support Trump given his lack of morality. He mentions Trump was proven immoral 20 years ago, but there is one mistake. He claims that the same moral guidelines used against President Clinton should be used as a measure for President Trump. There’s just one issue here.
Back in 1998 when Clinton was impeached, support for Clinton stayed over 60%. Support for impeachment and removal never went above 40%. Ready for the key piece of information? At that point in time in America, 85% of American’s identified with some form of a Christian religion. This means a lot of Christians took a look into another direction with Clinton. I don’t think this meant that Americans felt he was moral. Yet, they realized that the President was a man capable of mistakes.
If we go into elections looking for a perfect person, we will never elect anyone for office. President Trump was not perfect and never will be. I did not vote on the basis of a perfect Christian without any issues. All of us have issues. All of us are imperfect. For anyone to claim to be perfect is a lie. So let’s get over the childish argument over the morality of the President just because the left doesn’t like him. To argue that Trump is morally unfit for office is like saying you were unaware you were purchasing a Ford from the Ford dealership. You saw the sign as you pulled in, the Ford badge was all over the vehicle. To say the car is not fit to drive because you wanted a Chevrolet is absurd.
Everyone knew exactly what President Trump was when he was elected. As a Christian, I was not casting a vote for a perfect man. I cast a vote for a man who would protect my religious freedoms, defend the constitution and fight for America. I cast a vote for a man who I believe gave the best representation for the future of America. If I wanted bigger government, more regulation, less jobs and more political correctness, I would have voted for Hillary Clinton.
In the end, it is not about the morality of the President. I know that he has some issues. I completely understand that he is not a perfect man. Neither am I. However, we do share one common goal. We want to see America be successful and we want to further freedom for another generation. I’m sorry, I did not see that future in Hillary Clinton. Christian or not, I support President Trump and will vote for him again in 2020.
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