Evangelical Hypocrisy

518AE8FB-8357-4930-B35D-4FBCC0A8A4F6At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I’m going to post yet another rant about the hypocrisy of America’s evangelical Christians. So if you are one, you might want to stop reading now.

Donald Trump’s approval rating with self-identified white evangelical Christians has recently jumped by 6%. This despite the controversy about hush money paid to a porn star and to a Playboy playmate on his behalf right before the 2016 presidential election in order to hide extramarital affairs that took place just months after Trump’s third wife gave birth to his fifth child.

American evangelicals have decided that they are willing to ignore Trump’s personal immorality because they are getting something far more important in return. Namely, the chance to impose their own (alleged) morality on others. They are fixated on removing abortion and other women’s rights, as well as those for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders.

As to overturning or eliminating programs designed to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the planet we all live on? Not to worry. God, they assure us, will take care of that.

And while acting this hypocritically, these holier-than-thou evangelicals are ignoring the moral aspects of adultery — something they were unwilling to do when a Democrat (Bill Clinton) was in the White House.

Donald Trump, a serial adulterer and sexual assaulter, gets a free pass because of the right’s obsession with abortion, gay rights, and other so-called sins. At the same time, they fiercely defend their right to force their religion on the rest of society, especially on those who do not share their far-right beliefs.

Religious hypocrisy isn’t new, but under Donald Trump it has reached a whole new level. And it has never been as obvious.

Editorial cartoon © Jimmy Margulies.

7 thoughts on “Evangelical Hypocrisy

  1. newepicauthor March 26, 2018 / 2:28 pm

    Hypocrisy is derived from the ancient Greek word that was used for a stage actor or one who wears a mask.

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  2. baddadcartoons101 March 26, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    Somewhere out there, Gary Hart is feeling cheated, back in the good ol’days when getting caught cheating had consequences. Notice I said getting caught, JFK was only caught by J Edgar!

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  3. goroyboy March 27, 2018 / 6:01 am

    Close to home here Fandango!! How about those calling something “Biblical” which I have been front and center to.. if God in whatever name is a divine all knowing positive loving spirit, why would he/she need ignoramus stuffed shirts going around slapping judgements on his/her children… oh I forgot, the are doing “Gods work” give me a break.

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    • Fandango March 27, 2018 / 7:00 am

      Right. Out there spreading “the good word” because their all-powerful Oz seems to be mute.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango March 27, 2018 / 8:00 pm

      “… and not of the one that live above.” And who would that be?

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  4. Marilyn Armstrong March 30, 2018 / 6:24 pm

    You know, if prayer would repair my house, I might even consider it. Sadly, all the things they stand for are things I also stand for … so there’s just no percentage in it for me.

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