Fox News Columnist Calls Out Evangelicals For 'Unaccountable Devotion' To Trump

Cal Thomas, a conservative Christian and a regular contributor to Fox News, has written a new column in which he takes American evangelical Christians to task for what he describes as their "unaccountable devotion" to President Donald Trump.

Thomas begins his column by noting that the Bible tells Christians that "no one can serve two masters," as "either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other."

He then transitions into saying that this could well describe how many evangelical leaders behave toward Trump.

"The verse refers to money, but in light of today’s debate about the unaccountable devotion many Christian leaders have for President Trump it is not a stretch to apply it to their relationship with him," he writes.

Thomas then takes the Rev. Franklin Graham to task for saying that "God showed up" to elect Trump during the 2016 election, as the same logic would dictate "that God also must have 'shown up' when Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and every other president was elected."

At the end of his piece, he takes evangelicals to task for letting themselves become tools of a political party first and devoted Christians second.

"Today, 'evangelicals' are perceived by many as one more interest group attached to the Republican Party and especially President Trump," he writes. "Its members need to make a choice as to which one is their true 'master.' They can’t serve both."

Read the whole column here.

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