David French, a senior writer at The National Review, recently wrote a strongly worded open letter to Christians and evangelicals who blindly support Trump.
French starts by defining what he thinks (and possibly the bible says) is the “primary purpose” of a Christian: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.” French also points out a few things that are not a Christian’s primary purpose, and they include defending one’s on religious liberty, fighting abortion, and protecting a Christian education.
After the explanations, French starts pointing a few fingers at the current hypocrisy within the Evangelical community. He calls out (well, not by name) those so-called Christians that are justifying sinful behavior in exchange for “political influence.” He scoffs at the politicians and religious leaders that “go on television and say things they do not believe to protect” the Trump administration:
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”
French points out that those holier-than-thou leaders and politicians are praising the worth of a man that “paid hush money to a porn star” and has “more than a dozen women” accusing him of sexual assault or harassment. They are propping up a man that has “been caught lying, repeatedly and regularly.”
“It’s a sin,” says French. A sin that caused millions of American to “despise” Christians because they “have torched their credibility and exposed immense hypocrisy through fear, faithlessness, and ambition.”
French asks his fellow Christians a simple question, after Trump is done and gone, will the “wreckage of your own reputation” be “worth it?” For French, the answer is clear: “It’s not, and it never was.”