Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Franklin Graham on Donald Trump: "We certainly don't hold him up as the pastor of this nation and he is not. But I appreciate the fact that the president does have a concern for Christian values, he does have a concern to protect Christians whether it's here at home or around the world, and I appreciate the fact that he protects religious liberty and freedom."

Graham's argument is as crudely political as it gets. Because Trump has delivered the goods on protecting Christians, evangelicals should give him the benefit of every doubt on moral matters, even when such doubts are absurdly transparent ploys.

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The level of cynicism here is startling. Some Christian leaders are surrendering the idea that character matters in public life in direct exchange for political benefits to Christians themselves. It is a political maneuver indistinguishable from those performed by business or union lobbyists every day. Only seedier. You scratch my back, I'll wink at dehumanization and Stormy Daniels. The gag reflex is entirely gone.

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David Frum‏ @davidfrum

It is an amazing thing that Donald Trump is perceived as championing Christian values while the churchgoing war hero, incorruptible public servant, and devoted father of a disabled child Robert Mueller is a demon figure to religious right

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-23 09:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I wonder how evangelicals feel about their donations to the Trump campaign that were used to pay off Stormy Daniels.

#2 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-23 10:15 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I wonder how evangelicals feel about their donations to the Trump campaign that were used to pay off Stormy Daniels.

#2 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-23 10:15 AMFlag: ReceivedFunnyNewsworthy

They have no objection to it whatsoever as long as the honey that drips from Trump's lips feeds their egos.

#3 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-01-23 10:18 AM | Reply

"there will come a time when people will gather around them men that tell them what their itching ears want to hear"

#4 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-01-23 10:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It is an amazing thing that Donald Trump is perceived as championing Christian values
#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday

It's not any sillier than a lot of other things they believe.

#5 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2018-01-23 10:23 AM | Reply

Trump has no interest in "Christian values" save for when it can further he and his cronies agendas.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-23 03:19 PM | Reply

Fake Plastic Christians with Fake Plastic Values.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-23 09:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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