Evangelical insider thinks he knows how to break up Trump and the church

Evangelical insider thinks he knows how to break up Trump and the church

Salon columnist Nathaniel Manderson is searching for ways to break up Donald Trump and the evangelical community that followed him. The introduction of Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has given some churches the opportunity to support a candidate that isn't tied to over two dozen sexual assault accusations. But some evangelical pastors are refusing to abandon the former president.

Manderson mentioned DeSantis' war against LGBTQ people, which was once a strong link between Republicans and the far-right religious community. But as public opinion has changed, the fight against LGBTQ equality means Republicans risk alienating younger voters.

"It is not supposed to be the church's job to force particular lifestyle choices [on] individuals," wrote Manderson. "First of all, the theology that has arisen claiming that Jesus would be opposed to the LGBTQ community is incredibly flawed. Even if it weren't, the church has no right to declare how a family should be formed. It is a waste of time and resources, not to mention against the most basic principles of both Christian faith itself and American individual freedom."

He also argued that there's nothing in the Bible about abortion or evangelical politics. In fact, it's only been in recent years that billions of dollars were contributed to create an evangelical political agenda. Selective passages from scripture have been used in an effort to control women in American homes, in the American workplace, and in American society overall."

These are just a few ways to "expose the so-called shepherds as the anti-Christians and anti-American hypocrites they are."

Meanwhile, there continue to be questions about why the evangelical church doesn't do more to help communities that Jesus Christ supported, like orphans, the homeless, widows, the sick, the elderly and the handicapped as evangelical churches continue to take money from low-income families to fund private jets and luxury homes.

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