Donald Trump is reportedly hosting a dinner at the White House tonight in which he, as Christian Broadcasting Network David Brody phrased it on Twitter, “will honor contributions Evangelicals are making to american [sic.] life.” Some 80% of white evangelicals voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election, and, with 75% giving the so-called president a favorable rating, they remain far and away Trump’s most supportive demographic, and the key component of his base.
Jerry Falwell with Donald Trump, who is receiving an honorary doctorate from radical evangelical school Liberty University in May 2017. Photo credit Leah Seavers/Liberty University.
So, given that evangelicals’ most glaring recent “contribution” to American life is the debacle of the Trump presidency, with all the concomitant harm that is being done to women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and immigrants, it seems to me that an appropriate response to the…
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