Today I direct your attention to this thinkpiece over at The Atlantic on Franklin Graham and Donald Trump.
ICYMI: We had a presidential election last fall. Donald Trump won, thanks to the support of over 80 percent of American evangelicals. Franklin Graham, son of noted evangelist Billy Graham and chief executive of the charity Samaritan’s Purse, is one of Donald Trump’s most vociferous supporters and he played no small part in helping get this vote out.
A money quote:
As for those Christians who worry about Trump, those of color, those who wish their leaders would be more welcoming toward Muslims and LGBT people even if they disagree with the way they live: “I don’t think there’s a divide,” Graham said. If they have problems with Trump, and with role white evangelicals are playing in this era of politics, “talk to God about it,” Graham advised. “If they’re hurt, sorry. … I believe Donald Trump’s there because God put him there.”
In other words: If you’re a Christian and you’re concerned about Donald Trump: Fuck you. Donald Trump is God’s man. Talk to God about it.
In watching over 80 percent of my fellow evangelicals put Donald Trump in the White House, I watched my faith sell its very soul out from under my feet. Seven months removed, and I still don’t know what I am going to do with that. Seven months removed, and the view is almost as unrelentingly bleak as it was the morning after the election. A piece like this is all I need to see.