Ralph Reed is the founder of the so-called Faith and Freedom Coalition, and he’s telling Christians that they need to support President Donald Trump in the 2020 election despite the fact that Trump is on the verge of being impeached and has been married three times, allegedly cheating on all three of his wives.
According to Politico:
One of Donald Trump’s most prominent Christian supporters will argue in a book due out before the 2020 general election that American evangelicals “have a moral obligation to enthusiastically back” the president.
The book’s author, Faith and Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed, became a loyal foot soldier for Trump immediately after he nabbed the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
The title of Reed’s upcoming book is Render to God and Trump, a clear reference to a verse in the Biblical book of Matthew in which Jesus urges his followers to “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s.”
Matthew Rowley, a research associate with the Cambridge Institute on Religion and International Studies at Clare College, said Reed and other evangelicals clearly need to get their priorities straight:
“I think evangelical efforts would be far better spent critiquing their own shortcomings than sanctifying a president.”
Twitter also lit up with ridicule for Reed. Here’s some of the best reactions:
Trump’s going to be pretty mad he didn’t get top billing
— ethrogmorton (@ethrogmorton) October 9, 2019
Other than a few hazy lines about sodomites and women teachers, the Bible is one big explicit warning against just this.
— Charlie Heinemann (@CharlieHeinemnn) October 9, 2019
Ralph Reed is the last person on the planet to whom I would go for spiritual advice.
Christianity and Trump have nothing in common.
— Steam Ship (@steamtug7) October 9, 2019
Trump is the physical manifestation of virtually everything the Biblical Christ preached against – yet he is embraced, fully and unquestioningly by evangelicals.
This eye-watering hypocrisy will cause their numbers to shrink over the next decade, mark my words.
— Patrick White (@whitepatrick) October 9, 2019
They’re proving out-loud what I’ve always known – the Christian right cares nothing about the Bible or Christ. They care about control, and they see religion as a vehicle for control. Pure and simple control.
— Impeach Him (@dex65796086) October 9, 2019
I guess Reed isn’t satisfied with just his thirty pieces of silver.
— Ye Olde Curmudgeon (@YeCurmudgeon) October 9, 2019
Reed and his ilk have gone long on golden calf futures.
— Matt Kelly (@compliancememe) October 9, 2019
Blasphemy. They better hope there ISN’T a God
— CaliforniaThunderSno (@CalThunderSnow) October 9, 2019
If Trump supporters are “Christians,” I want no part of their religion.
— Tootsie (@tootsie1953) October 9, 2019
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