Source: The New Democrat
If there is a moral collapse of Evangelical America, it can be summed up in two words, which are Donald Trump. I’m talking about the political wing of the Christian-Right in America who are dominated by Evangelicals who base their political on their interpretations of the Bible, not the U.S. Constitution. And they see Donald Trump who just a few years ago was an Atheist or at best an Agnostic where religion had little if no impact on his life until he became a Presbyterian a few years ago, the Christian-Right sees Donald Trump and his presidency as their ticket to accomplish a lot of things that they couldn’t do with really any other Republican President ever.
The Christian-Right, has made a bargain with devil ( so to speak ) with Donald Trump and have calculated that they’re willing to tolerate anything that Donald Trump does all his bad personal behavior, maturity, temper, hate for any dissent against him, lack of experience and knowledge about the issues that he talks so much about and has to deal with as President, his bigotry towards people who don’t support him and have decided to sum up all of President Trump’s bad behavior into, “he’s not a typical politician and does things differently.”
And the Christian-Right have just swallowed President Trump’s talking points when it comes to negative news about him into saying, “well, we don’t know these things are true.” Or “well, these Republicans even who don’t like Donald Trump are just saying these bad things about him, because they’re part of the establishment and are simply trying to defend that.” Just as long as President Trump delivers on what he promised the Christian-Right. And appoints judges and justices that will one day will rule that abortion, and same-sex marriage are illegal, and there’s no constitutional right to privacy even under the 4th Amendment. Which would be mean big government could then come into Americans personal lives and decide who Americans can sleep with and do with their personal time.
The Christian-Right-Wing of the Republican Party, that back in the 1990s saw pornography, same-sex marriage, and adultery, as threats to national security and morality and therefor must be outlawed in America, are now saying that they don’t care about those things at least when it comes to the people they support politically. Adulterous affairs and pornography that their Republicans might have been involved with are none of the government’s business, because these Republicans are their people and on their side. And because of this have lost all of their credibility when it comes to speaking about the personal lives and personal behavior of Americans including politicians, because they back and defend politicians who’ve lived similar lives and have done similar things. Whether it;’s adultery, pornography, or whatever it may be.