Evangelical Leader — Who Demands Couples Have Children — Says He’s Voting For Trump Because The ‘Alternative is Increasingly Unthinkable’
Evangelical leader Albert Mohler — who has demanded married couples bear children — announced that he is voting for President Donald Trump in 2020 “because the alternative is increasingly unthinkable.”
Mohler — president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville — explained his situational ethics to The New Yorker:
Yes. President Trump is a huge embarrassment. And it’s an embarrassment to evangelical Christianity that there appear to be so many who will celebrate precisely the aspects that I see Biblically as most lamentable and embarrassing.
So I have to make a distinction between voting for a candidate and rationalizing for a candidate, much less being enthusiastic about what I would see as the character faults of a candidate.
I intend to vote for Donald Trump in 2020, but my shift is from reluctantly not voting for him in 2016 to what you might call reluctantly voting for him in 2020, and hoping for his reëlection, because the alternative is increasingly unthinkable.
But I will not become an apologist for the misbehavior of the President and for what I see as glaring deficiencies in his private and public character.
The Friendly Atheist noted Mohler’s hypocrisy:
Never again should evangelical Christians get away with pretending they ever have the moral high ground. “The alternative is increasingly unthinkable”?! Of all the things not to like about Joe Biden — and progressive Democrats have a very long list — his opposition to religion is literally nowhere on the list.