It is time to expose the Right Wing Evangelicals, specifically their leadership who figuratively made a pact with the devil as they support Donald Trump in the name of the Lord. Never again can they be taken seriously as some moral compass.
HuffPost columnist Neil J. Young wrote an article titled "The Religious Right's True Colors" where he eviscerates Franklin Graham. He starts as follows.
Franklin Graham is on a crusade across California. But unlike his father, Billy, who launched his career as the world’s most famous evangelist in Los Angeles and held numerous revivals across the state through the decades, Franklin has not come to California to win souls to Christ. Instead, he’s looking for voters he can deliver to the Republican Party.
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Young did not mince his words.
Manipulating religion in service of the Republican Party, and especially Trump, now appears to be exactly Franklin Graham’s project. In regular appearances on Fox News and now on his tour across California, Graham has fanned the flames of white evangelical resentment and outrage. Such a dark and alarmist vision might seem to contradict the hopeful joy evangelicals claim their faith provides, but it aligns perfectly with the cynical and conspiratorial worldview Trump has brought to the center of American politics. As such, white evangelicals’ support for Trump doesn’t expose their hypocrisy, as plenty have contended, so much as it plainly reveals their heart.
In other ways, Graham’s California campaign mirrors the isolationist retreat that Trump has carried out with his foreign policy. Rather than reaching out to other conservative Christians, like Mormons and Catholics, as the early architects of the Religious Right often did, Graham’s efforts focus solely on evangelicals. That’s an unusual political strategy given how important coalitions are to electoral successes in the United States, but it’s a tactic that plays directly into the growing separatist sentiment among many white evangelicals.
There is a pathology to this behavior. Recently I interviewed Dr. Hollis Phelps, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Mercer University in Macon Georgia.
Here is what I wrote in the corresponding blog post.
I asked Dr. Phelps who are these white evangelicals that he wrote about in detail. He said they are a substantial portion of the population and an influential voting block.
"If you can get White Evangelicals if you can get their vote as a whole," Phelps said. "Then you can swing an election."
"If White Evangelicals hadn't lined up behind Donald Trump," Phelps continued. "Then Donald Trump wouldn't be president. I think he knew that going in. And he played it in his favor. So White Evangelicals, are in large measure, responsible for electing Donald Trump to the presidency."
The professor said White Evangelicals since the Moral Majority has always been seeking political power. Moreover, he said, they have a vision of what they think America should be. Phelp noted White Evangelicals believe America must be a Christian Nation.
"Donald Trump in that sense gave them precisely what they wanted," Phelps said. "They are not interested in electing a 'moral figure' who is going to be some sort of moral exemplar that they can pattern their lives after. They are interested in someone who is going to give them what they want."
Keeping that in mind is essential. There is nothing moral or ethical about what the charlatanic leadership of the Right Wing Leadership. Their sole intent is power at all cost, by all means even if it means they must go against their past utterances let alone their religious doctrine.