GOP Evangelicals The Worst Hypocrites In United States Politics
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There is no group across the political spectrum that has not exhibited hypocrisy to be sure. In the case of GOP Evangelicals, however, in the past two to three decades, they take the cake. In the most recent incarnation of the republican identity shoved down the nation’s throat in the form of Trumpism, their hypocrisy seems to know no bounds.
If they are truly living by New Testament Biblical values, Evangelicals would learn to disagree with love, respect, and tolerance, turn the other cheek, love their neighbor, and even love their enemy as Jesus of Nazareth once preached when he walked this earth. GOP Evangelicals of the modern era either do not read their Bibles or they choose to ignore them intent to insert their own interpretation of of what it means to be a Christian.
In place of leading by example and spreading their message through love, they have instead perverted the Gospels to subscribe to intolerance, hate, bigotry, and (tolerance of) misogyny. They overlook and even celebrate politicians like Roy Moore who has publicly articulate that the greatest era of our country was pre-Civil War when families were more close knit, “even though there was slavery,” has stated that he believes that all Constitutional Amendments after the 10th (that include the cessation of slavery, black men’s and women’s right to vote) are bad for the United States of America, openly states that homosexuality should be illegal, opines that transgender people have no rights, calls Islam a “false religion” and American born Muslims should be banned from serving in Congress, and still maintains that our nations first black President was not born here.
To be sure, Alabama ultimately rejected Roy Moore but it took accusations of child molestation and an energized outpouring of suburban women, college educated whites, and strong African-American voter turn outs of for even that to barely happen. Evangelicals by in large stuck by Roy Moore as they have stood by him his entire career. Evangelical preachers in Alabama were even out stumping for him.
Donald Trump was caught on tape bragging about sexually assaulting women and himself remains credibly accused of sexual assault from several women. He lies constantly and never ceases to exhibit narcissism, xenophobia, racism, and has tweeted or spoken abysmal and hateful words on a daily basis. Still, 1/3 of the country approves of him with Evangelicals comprising the largest chunk of that group.
I wonder what Evangelicals believe Jesus would think of their beloved leader? Would he accept all of his glaring character flaws as they do simply because he claims to be anti-abortion and pro-gun? Perhaps before they get spoon fed who to hate next by their fearless leader, they should actually open up a Bible and read Matthew 23:15:
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.”