Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Well I'll be a Monkey's Uncle!

The late John G. Trump, accomplished physicist, was the uncle of the Republican presidential candidate whose name is almost too terrible to utter. John G. Trump, henceforth referred to as Trump the Good is known for contributions to high-voltage generators, radars (during World War II), and cancer therapy.

While on the topic, more or less, Wayne Grudem (of Systematic Theology well-deserved fame) embarrassed himself by endorsing Trump the Lesser using byzantine  logic: “there is nothing morally wrong with voting for a flawed candidate if you think he will do more good for the nation than his opponent. In fact, it is the morally right thing to do.

Grudem has rescinded his support. Good for him, although by his original justification one wonders why he rescinded his endorsement. Perpetual let's-mix-religion-and-poltics chowderheads Ralph Reed and Robert Jeffress have not withdrawn their support. They continue to embarrass Christians everywhere. 

Only Christians are a danger to Christianity. And nobody, in recent memory, has done more harm than the so-called "religious right" (one is tempted to say they are neither). 

Fortunately other notable Christians, such as Al Mohler, do not endorse Trump the Lesser.  In my opinion they should never actually endorse anyone, but nevertheless--I'll take their non-endorsement as a welcome change.

UPDATE: I see that Eric Metaxas is among those championing the indefensible: that Christians should support Trump the Lesser. (Note: it is not that Reed or Jeffress  or Metaxas vote for the man, that's their business. It's that they attempt to justify their endorsement from a Christian perspective. Sorry--you're supposed to be spreading the gospel, not engaging in partisan politics.)

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