Beth Moore recently tweeted about the dangers of “Trumpism”, stating “I have never seen anything in these United States of America I found more astonishingly seductive & dangerous to the saints of God than Trumpism.”
There’s a lot to unpack here, primarily the fact that she finds “Trumpism” (whatever that is) more seductive and dangerous than false prophets, wayward pastors, the normalization of homosexuality within the church, Christians staying silent regarding abortion…I could go on and on, so, let’s just focus on this: as a fellow Christian and outspoken Trump supporter, I find her comments offensive, inappropriate and juvenile.
My faith is not in any single man, platform, doctrine, or religion, my faith is in my relationship with Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. So, for Mrs. Moore to diminish my relationship with my Savior due to my political stance and outspoken nature on that stance is demeaning, not only to me, but to the millions of Christians around the world who fasted and prayed for Trump’s success in the 2020 election.
I am amazed that Christian leaders feel they have a right to judge those of us who politically educate ourselves and are outspoken due to what we learn. I am not a Trump supporter for any other reason than the fact I believe Trump is the best option for a successful America. It shocks me that Christian leaders like Mrs. Moore and so many others literally feel as if it is their right to condemn and condescend those of us who pray for Trump to somehow, someway have his hand on the bible January 20, 2021.
While attending the March for 45 rally and Jericho March in Washington, DC this weekend, I was not surrounded by a bunch of Trump fanatics with a mental health disorder that Beth Moore so kindly coined “Trumpism”, I was surrounded by 100,000+ God-fearing patriots. I was in a crowd that chanted, “USA” and “GOD BLESS AMERICA” and heard speaker after speaker pray for the health and success of my country and for righteousness to prevail. What is so wrong with that? What is so sinful about it? Why do attendees of gathering such as these deserve a patronizing nickname from a religious leader?
I am first and foremost a Christian, undoubtably, but I am secondly an American, and because of that, I believe it is my duty to pray for the country I was blessed to be born into. I see the persecution of my brothers and sisters around the world and know the only country strong enough to help them is the United States of America, and the only way for America to help those suffering due to their love for the Lord is if she has a President who stands against such persecution. To Mrs. Moore’s surprise, because it seems as if she has not kept up with the Trump administration’s accomplishments regarding global religious freedom, Donald Trump is such a President.
I can admit that Donald Trump is not the kind of person I would most likely want to have lunch with, but he is the kind of person I am praying will continue to help lead this country. He has given us two hundred federal judges, recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, ordered the US Embassy moved to Jerusalem, granted multiple anti-abortion policies, appointed three pro-life Supreme Court Justices, stated church is “essential”, said “Jesus Christ” is the most famous person ever to live, etc, etc, etc.
So, to tell me I have some sort of disorder because I stand for this man and am adamantly praying for a miracle, is just plain wrong.
Also, as a Christian, shouldn’t I be extremely concerned and outspoken when the other guy states there are at least “three” genders and believes it is acceptable to kill a baby moments before its birth? I mean, come on!
No, I am not a crazy Trump supporter ready to follow Donald Trump off a cliff, regardless of what Mrs. Moore may believe.
I am a Christian who is very aware of the persecution that is trying, so adamantly, to creep into the county I love, the country God blessed, the country built upon Judeo-Christian beliefs.
I am a Christian who is conscious of what is happening to my brothers and sisters in places like Nigeria, Pakistan, India, North Korea and China and know those suffering need an American President who will fight for their suppression to come to an end.
I am a Christian who understands democracy dies in the darkness and will fight to stand against the darkness.
To Mrs. Moore, slapping a title on me and telling me my faith is somehow in jeopardy because of my political views is simply inappropriate. To give me a label patronizes my ability to hear from the Lord, trust His Word and follow His voice. I would highly recommend you rescind your comment because it belittles so many of us who simply desire to see America remain standing.
“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” -Ephesians 5:11 (NIV)