I have been challenged to explain how in the world I could support a certain scumbag presidential candidate. Before you jump to conclusions, I voted for my namesake –the other Donald J. Was he my personal choice? Heavens no. I find plenty about the man that is unpleasant. FYI: Mike Huckabee was my favorite. So in this case I really wasn’t voting for the man but for the party platform-and against the platform of the Democrats. My prayer is that Mr. Trump truly has found Christ and will be applying the principals of our Master in his rule as president (as he becomes discipled).  There is no guarantee that will happen, but I feel confident that our new president will stand by his promise to protect Christianity. Also he is surrounding himself with good people of prayer so that is a very positive move. And this is the main reason I was joyful that the dark horse candidate crossed the finish line first.

The major planks of the democratic platform involve activity which I consider deplorable (not my idea but because the Bible says so). Abortion and promotion of the LGBT agenda are in the forefront. These issues are so dangerous that I personally feel that they will lead to the great falling away that the Bible speaks of. I get it that we are to love people. However, love does not consist of just telling people nice things and condoning any kind of behavior in the name of tolerance and equality. Under Obama’s regime, the marginalization of any group has been condemned as long as the group isn’t Bible believing Christians. As we have suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous rhetoric and sometimes litigation, not only from the insensitive dunderheads of Hollywood and mainstream media, but from our elected officials, it has become shameful to suggest that Islam does not worship the same God that Christians do. In the world of business, Ford and GM manufacture and sell different varieties of the same product. They use advertising to convince people that their vehicles are superior and should be purchased. They might even suggest the competitor is not equal to them. No one gets bent out of shape.

However in much of the world, the religious freedom to present competitive ideas and let people choose what they deem to be the best is not kosher. As people in other parts of the world have been imprisoned, tortured, and executed for preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, Americans have been free to speak out – advertise if you like – what they have to give away. But those freedoms have been eroded in the last few years and some American politicians have been shifting toward the policies of China, North Korea, etc. The name of Jesus is no longer welcome in the US military or schools. I get the concept of separation of church and state. I don’t want any church taking over the US government. However, I don’t want the US government deciding who can preach and what the content of their sermons can be.  Some churches who profess to be Christian have already watered down the word of God. We certainly should abhor the idea of the government trying to squelch the Holy Spirit.

I’ve just read several books about persecution of Christians. To quote Princess Bride, it is “inconceivable” that gentle loving people are tortured simply because they believe that mankind is more than dust in the wind. That we are created in the image of God and that we have the potential to live with that creator in eternal bliss through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ. The truth of Christianity is almost proven in the resistance of the world to oppose it. I don’t want to see such tactics employed in the country I love against people that I love. Hillary Clinton said that Christians will have to change their way of thinking. In other words, they’ll have to accept abortion and homosexuality, or at a minimum keep their mouths shut. If she had been elected, that erosion of freedom was going to accelerate.  In her excellent and touching congratulations speech the day after the election, Clinton said that one must fight for what is right. The problem is that she considers it deplorable if you see right and wrong in a different light than she does. I think her vision is skewed. I’m convinced she’s a champion of the trend to call good evil and evil good.  And that’s why I voted for a man who falls woefully short of my ideal candidate. Nuff said?

If you’d like to see more evidence of why the Evangelical vote enabled Trump to win – check this out:  http://www.newsmax.com/Newsmax-Tv/johnnie-moore-evangelical-panic-christianity/2016/11/11/id/758477/