Conservative columnist David French writes at National Review of the horrific abuse he and his family have experienced at the hands of alt-right internet trolls because of his unwillingness to support Donald Trump. In French’s profession, one is always going to have to deal with a certain amount of trolling–haters gonna hate, it goes with the territory. But what is coming from the alt-right trolls who support Donald Trump is unprecedented. French is not alone; Erick Erickson, Bethany Mandel and many other writers and journalists have had similar experiences.
I’ve said it before and will say it again: Donald Trump is toxic. One does not support Donald Trump without becoming likewise contaminated. His campaign has attracted the support of the worst elements of the lunatic Neo-Nazi fringe and has done nothing whatsoever to disavow it. If anything Donald Trump seems to be egging them on. If you support Donald Trump then you are, on some level at least, giving your tacit approval to the scary antics of his jacked-up alt-right supporters.
Look, people: I know you have strong views about abortion and about Hillary’s policies concerning abortion. But we are talking about real violence being perpetrated against real people here. This is sin. There is no other way to say it.
At what point do we stand up and tell Donald Trump and his Neo-Nazi goons that enough is enough?
As Christians we are called to have nothing whatsoever to do with the deeds of darkness but instead to expose them. That includes cozying up to those who perpetrate the deeds of darkness–whether it is the violence of words posted on the internet or it is more sinister than that–because their candidate has promised to deliver you Supreme Court justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade.
You don’t need some crazy street preacher to tell you that God hates this. You already know.
This isn’t rocket science, people. Some things are just wrong and that’s all there is to it. If you support Donald Trump then you will have to answer for this.