Over the weekend, my Facebook and Twitter timelines lit up with references to this article, by Phoenix Seminary professor Wayne Grudem, that purports to make the Christian case for voting for Donald Trump. I’ve met Dr. Grudem and like him a great deal, but I must confess that I’m mystified by his piece. Rather than make the case for the actual Donald Trump, he invents an entirely new person, projects the best possible positions for this fictional candidate, and then indicts Christians who refuse to vote for a man who doesn’t exist.
Oh, he starts honestly enough — outlining a few of Trump’s character flaws:
He is egotistical, bombastic, and brash. He often lacks nuance in his statements. Sometimes he blurts out mistaken ideas (such as bombing the families of terrorists) that he later must abandon. He insults people. He can be vindictive when people attack him. He has been slow to disown and rebuke the wrongful words and actions of some angry fringe supporters. He has been married three times and claims to have been unfaithful in his marriages.
But then we move into fantasy-land. ...Read the rest of David French's op-ed HERE.
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