Put Not Your Trust in Princes (nor in Republicans)

President Donald Trump stands with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. after delivering a commencement keynote address in Lynchburg, Va., May 13, 2017. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)
Many white Evangelicals have become obsessed with the cultural and political power and esteem of the Christian faith — while neglecting the far more important call to internal soulcraft issued by the Founder of the religion they profess.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I t’s been a tough couple of weeks for the Trump-Evangelical Industrial Complex. On August 25, Jerry Falwell Jr., former president of Liberty University and one of the first on the Christian right to endorse Trump in 2016, was forced to resign from his post after being outed as a cuckold. The whole affair is a case study of the observation attributed to Mark Twain that “the only difference between reality and fiction is that fiction needs to be credible.” If this incident had played out in an anti-Trump work of fiction, critics would rightly roll their eyes at the hackneyed,


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