When it comes to the apostasy of the so-called evangelicals who worship at the alter of Trump and unconditionally defend his indefensible behavior, it’s clear to see how they have abandoned the Gospel of Jesus Christ and exchanged it at the seat of Trump’s table.
Much like the Laodicean church spoken of in the Book of Revelations (3:16-18), the Fellowship of the Pharisees have grown lazy and lukewarm — a condition Jesus called vomit-inducing. And even as they boast of their political “riches” and declare to the “spineless morons” who reject Donald Trump that they need nothing, the reality is they are retched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked.
Defending Trump’s unethical and unchristian behavior has been automatic for the likes of Franklin Graham, Robert Jeffress, and Jerry Falwell, Jr. serving to remind us of how decrepit the Fellowship has become and proving how there is no depth to which they won’t sink to protect their political power.
While this unholy alliance between these charlatans and Trump often dominates the discussion, a recent news story involving Falwell shows us how the destruction of Christian values is spreading far beyond the White House.
Freshman Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA) is running for reelection which is newsworthy by itself considering how GOP House members are racing to the exits after growing weary defending Trump, but I digress.
Riggleman just received an endorsement from Falwell for reasons other than the fact that they are both Trumpists. In a letter to the congressman (see the entire letter below), Falwell praised him for their “shared values,” one of which is the acceptance of same-sex marriage.
You see, Riggleman is in trouble with the local Republican Central Committee for officiating a same-sex “marriage” for two of his campaign workers because opposition to same sex marriage is contrary to the Republican Party platform. In an interview with The Roanoke Times, he defended his position:
“Everybody has to be treated equally before the law. And that is part of our Republican creed. And it comes down to love is love. I’m happy to join two people together who obviously love each other.”
Apparently, Falwell agrees. In his letter, he said issues like gay marriage AND ABORTION “have already been decided by the U.S. Supreme Court,” and he insisted that Republicans who fight these issues do “nothing but help liberals gain more power.” At the end of the letter, Falwell gave his endorsement “in light of [Riggleman’s] liberty-minded conservatism and [their] shared values.”
For reasons known only to God and Falwell — and probably Michael Cohen — the Liberty University president has abandoned Christian values such as the sanctity of life and the belief that marriage is between one man and one woman for political power.
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