So my liberal brother came to visit. The topic of impeachment comes up. He's a liberal and I'm a conservative so he supported the impeachment and I
When he asked why I didn't support impeachment I asked what evidence was provided to support an impeachment. His evidence: Trump is a: racist, bigot,
Russian spy, kids in cages, Stormy Daniels, Grab their ##$$#, quid quo pro, peeing hookers, etc etc. ..evidence..
Then the Christianity Today article that bashed Trump came up.
Link here: www.christianitytoday.com...
He asked how upset I was at Mark Galli (the author) for starting a movement that will cost Trump the Evangelical vote. I told him I wasn't upset with
the author as he has every right to his opinion but he's one man and in no way speaks for the Christian vote.
It was at this point that my brother looked me in right the eye and told me I had no right to call myself a Christian. That no true Christian would
ever throw their support behind someone as amoral as President Trump. He said that Mark Galli said best and that there was no way to argue against
what he had written in his article.
Excuse me? Did my atheist brother just call my faith into question? Did he really say I'm not a Christian because I support Trump and have differing
political viewpoints? OH HELL NO..He continued to talk but it was all noise and it wasn't registering with me. I WAS PISSED. When I realized he had
finally shut up, I told him I was tired and lead him to the door.
No "thanks for stopping by" or "you sure you dont want to stay here tonight?"
Nothing. I was done talking.
Now I've had some time to think and I'm still really pissed.
I may set the standard pretty low some days but I'm still a Christian. I'm far from perfect and I'll continue making my fair share of mistakes in
the future. Voting for someone based on a level of "perceived
" righteousness will not be one of them.
If I needed surgery. I'd want a surgeon known for their experience, expertise, and success in the operating room. I'm not going to roll the dice on
a cross-eyed doctor with trembling hands because they're on the front pew every Wednesday and Sunday.
My faith doesn't compromise my judgement. Nor does it hinder my ability to realize that the right person for a job isn't necessarily the better
person. I'm no fool. I've always known who and what Donald Trump was but I'll still cast my vote for him in 2020 just as I did in 2016. I'll do so
knowing that while he may not be the better man, he is the right man for the job. We can debate political issues all you want but my faith isn't part
of the debate, got it!?