Of all of the splinter groups that have united to support Donald Trump, the KKK and the Nazis, reprehensible as they are, do not compare to the evangelical wing nuts. These people left behind all logic and common sense years ago when they began demanding that creationism be taught in schools and that the earth was only 6,000 years old. They were already hopelessly out of touch, but when Trump came onto the scene, the situation magnified into indescribable absurdity.
The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump group spearheaded by Rick Wilson, George Conway, Steve Schmidt and John Weaver, compiled this hilarious mash up of Trump with his favorite sect of groupies, the evangelicals. I honestly don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
It’s nothing short of tragic that the evangelism preached by Billy Graham back in the day, which was basically a harmless back-to-the-Bible kind of a morality, has morphed into the prosperity consciousness scam of the 21st Century, which is the most immoral scam ever pulled, let alone by religious people. Their patron saint is not Jesus, it is P.T. Barnum, for only by utilizing his holy edict, “There’s a sucker born every minute,” are these people able to survive and prosper. Fear and idiocy are the twin pole stars by which the evangelicals navigate the seas of life, not love and truth, which are supposed to be the bedrock of the Christian church. It is little wonder that fewer young people than ever before are identifying as “Christian” when this is the picture they see associated with that label. if these are the people who are going to be in heaven, I’ll take my chances in Hell — with the likes of Justin Trudeau, why not?