Before I am accused of fawning over Donald J. Trump, I shall state from the outset of this piece that I am not on the stump for Trump. I am not a Trumpite. Or is it a “Trumpet?”
I have no personal affinity for him or his campaign. I do not care if he washes out by January. I do not care how many billions of dollars he will return to when he does (he’s very rich, in case you haven’t heard).
It just so happens that Mr. Trump’s name and an issue I care deeply about have intersected at this point in time – the issue of how Christians interpret the Bible.
I believe strongly in defending the word of God against its use as a tool for liberal, progressive policies that only make crises worse while making people of faith feel as if they’re saying or doing something good.
Last week, when Mr. Trump again spoke about the refugee crisis plaguing the world, he indicated he would send Syrian refugees back to their country if he is elected president. This, coupled with his past statements about illegal immigration and forcing Mexico to build a wall, just about caused progressive heads to explode.
In fact, his statement prompted a response from the stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA), an admitted progressive, who issued a missive aimed squarely at the New York billionaire.