A Note to Christian Trumpists: Alan Hawkins
“Trump will win the election”… but he lost.
“The election was fraud and we’ll prove it in court”… but we did not.
“It won’t be certified in disputed states”… but it was.
“The vice president will reverse it Jan 6,”… but he didn’t.
Prophets begin to recant… “it’s too early!”
No… it’s too late.
All of this is done by leaders of movements, churches, and constituencies in the name of Jesus. They are speaking for God.
Meanwhile, the evidence fails.
The stopgaps fail.
No problem… we will invoke the resurrection of Jesus.
Is there nothing you won’t do for political power and self-authentication?
Meanwhile, advocates act like their left wing foes.
We claim things we haven’t proved.
These election fraud claims are no more proven than the racism claims in the deaths of citizens at the hands of authorities.
No matter. Neither side cares. We have righteousness on our side.
Really? You are righteous because of some underlying conviction?
The dots don’t connect.
My leaders have taught me that honor is a vital core value.
They are devoted to it.
In fact, if I dishonor someone they quietly ‘cancel’ me.
How does Donald Trump do with this test?
Examples include three men in swing states. It vindicates the lesson of honor but those who teach the lesson ignore it.
He dishonored these men at their death; John McCain of Arizona, John Dingell of Michigan, and John Lewis of Georgia.
In all three cases Trump lost those states that he formerly won.
Really? Perhaps dishonor.
Trump lost by his own hands.
The prophets could have injected the tiny word “if” into their prophecies and saved us an ocean of misery.
Donald Trump turns on everyone.
He dishonors everyone.
Just this week he has turned on the Supreme Court members that he nominated.
He has turned on Mike Pence… his greatest advocate and our Christian brother.
He had already turned on Bill Barr the most potent ally he had during impeachment and post Mueller probe.
It’s time for the prophets to look at this “king” and call him to account.
When you do he will toss you to the mob.
Further, when you do, the mob you’ve been leading will turn on you.
I voted for Trump. I support conservative politics. I loath the progressive left and what it portends for the future.
Nevertheless, today I am ashamed. I am ashamed of us.
I am ashamed of our selling the kingdom for partisan political self-justifying myths.
Repentance, not apologies are in order.
Repentance, not apologies will restore us.
Meanwhile I am ashamed that we too cower each other into silence.
I am ashamed of myself.