Never Trumpers like Steve Duprey, Tom Rath, Gordon Humphrey, and other Establishment NH GOP “Luminaries” believe so. I think they have their heads up their asses while submerged in a pit of mud, but that’s me. Talk is cheap; they only are looking at Style over Substance – they didn’t mind getting their heads kicked in lately as long as they were the “gentlement” as the Dems stole both their candy and lunch money (and then kicked sand into their faces).
JOHN PIPER IS A FAMOUS THEOLOGIAN, KYLEE ZEMPEL IS NOT: Piper made a lot of disruptive waves in conservative and evangelical circles last week with his essay entitled “Policies, Persons and Paths to Ruin.” Essentially, Piper is mystified by Christians who vote for Trump despite his abundant and obvious character flaws.
Zempel is an assistant editor at The Federalist where her official bio says nothing about her holding any theological degrees. Be that as it may, Zempel takes Piper’s arguments apart and leaves them in a scattered pile on the floor. Her basic critique is seen in these two graphs:
“Piper’s framing is at best problematic and at worst intellectually dishonest, for he doesn’t make an appropriate comparison. Piper doesn’t juxtapose Trump’s character with Biden’s character or Trump’s policies with Biden’s policies. Instead, he compares Trump’s immoral character with Biden’s immoral policies.
“It’s here that he finds himself ‘baffled’ that Christians don’t take Trump’s character seriously. Many Christians, however, refuse to equate these two unequal realms. Character should be weighed against character, and policy against policy. Piper’s value judgment comes at the disposal of Trump’s policy victories, many of which are advantageous to those pursuing godliness, and at the oversight of Biden’s demonstrably depraved character.”
Frankly, Trump’s history is his history and it’s his, not mine. His policies have made it clear that he has, is, and will be protecting MY right to Freedom of Religion. That’s all I need to know.
However, what *I* am concerned with and Biden has already said that Religion is a safe harbor to discriminate (PJ Media: Biden Pledges to Gut Religious Freedom Protections, Saying They Give ‘Hate’ a ‘Safe Harbor‘) against LGBTQ….people. Yeah, as an Evangelical, that’s not what I want to hear. What that tells me is that he will RAM DOWN MY THROAT the secular religion of Government will be my religion – just like what the President Zi is dong to Christian churches in China right now.
Trump gets my vote today.