Donald Trump is the lumpy, rough-shod reminder of how man really is — comprehensively fallen, with occasional glimpses of decency, with natural virtues that God made crusted over by sinful habits and clouded by self-deception. …
And it isn’t pretty. We’d rather look at some shiny, man-made idol.
Hillary Clinton is the flawless mechanical goddess of a newborn pagan religion. She’s the Witch-Queen of Narnia, dispensing endless boxes of delicious Turkish Delight that makes us so very sleepy. In her dream world, if we can believe it, politicians can take tens of millions of dollars from dictatorships like Saudi Arabia that torture rape victims for the “crime” of adultery, but not be tainted by it.
While the chasm between Donald Trump’s supporters and the Never Trump camp extends beyond religious and secular boundaries, I’d like to focus on the effect the presidential election is having upon Christians, particularly right-leaning Christians who have, in the main, voted Republican since the 1980s.
Should Christians vote for Trump because, in spite of his abundant character flaws, he’s pledged to appoint Scalia-like Supreme Court justices, “protect Christians,” work with Congress and support pro-life legislation? Or should we vote for a third-party or independent candidate (like Darrell Castle or Evan McMullin) whose character comes closer to our ideals?
I was standing with Beverly Oswalt, Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Elizabeth’s New Life Center in Ohio looking eastward out the large window in the prayer chapel at ENLC’s Women’s Center on Stroop Road in the Dayton suburb, Kettering. The view was grim. Directly across the street stood an abortion center owned by Martin Haskell, the doctor infamous for being the first to scientifically describe — after performing more than 700 of them himself — the most grisly of all abortion procedures, partial-birth abortion.
I felt like I was gazing out on Abortion Ground Zero.
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