Exposing America’s Biggest Hypocrites: Evangelical Christians
“It’s okay to pray as long as you pray.” This opinion piece appeared in the HuffPost in 2016 and exposed the hypocrisy inherent in this group of Americans. The evangelicals and other segments of Christian Americans contradict the basic teachings of Jesus. The words they use in the name of Jesus don’t match their actions. The article pointed out contradictions such as:
- They espouse the importance of family values, yet supported Donald Trump’s candidate Roy Moore who was accused of preying on 14 year old girls
- 72% of evangelicals say immoral leaders can still lead lead ethically as long as they are pro abstinence, anti- LGBTQ, and anti-abortion.
- They over-looked Donald Trump’s adultery, credible accusations of sexual assault, and his attitude of “grabbing women by the pussy” being acceptable behavior.
- Jesus talked about helping the poor, the disabled, and the suffering. Republican Christian extremists support millionaire politicians who practice bigotry, oppose social programs who help the disadvantaged
- Christians talk about compassion and ” loving thy neighbor” while they support the cruel politics towards immigrants
It may take a total Republican takeover of our government for Christian extremists to realize their values, lifestyle, and freedoms meant nothing to Trump. The MAGA movement used them to gain power, not promote a Jesus- based America. Being an extremist believer of any ideology results in the dumbing down of society. If Christians read the Constitution, they would know America is not a Christian country, the separation of church and state is built into our government, and ” all people are created equal.” If you love Trump’s “America First” slogan so much, follow the Constitution. Hypocrisy is demeaning the Church and will eventually lessen its value and influence. The excellent religion could have offered society is dying in the age of Trump. Cult leaders don’t end well, and neither do their teachings and followers.