These are a few of the excerpts that deal with the topic of abortion and President Trump:
A recent survey of evangelical Christians featured in Christianity Today, empirically captured the differences….between how African American evangelicals view the racial climate in America as opposed to white evangelicals.
“…according to the study’s data, not many White evangelicals are disturbed by President Trump’s comments about minorities.
When asked whether they agreed with the statement: ‘I am disturbed by comments President Trump has made about minorities,’ 55% of evangelicals by belief agreed.
Interestingly, when broken down by race the numbers tell a different story. 82% of African-Americans who are evangelical by belief agree with the statement, while only 42% of Whites who are evangelical by belief agree with the statement.
Why such a disparity? What does this mean?
Moving the Bar
Here’s the disconnect—I think.
When asked about the single most important reason they voted for their candidate, African-American evangelicals by belief thought that personal character was the fourth most important factor. On the other hand, White evangelicals by belief did not find it as important as five other key issues, including abortion and likely Supreme Court nominees.
While white evangelicals by belief overall have moved the bar on the importance of the personal life of political leaders, African-American evangelicals by belief have held their ground on the importance of character for political leaders.
This is not to say that white evangelicals don’t care at all about character for political leaders. Just that they have lowered the bar a bit. I fear that doing so has lowered the bar when it comes to race relations among Christians.
In the analysis, Stetzer and MacDonald explain from that data, ‘many evangelicals voted for Trump for the future while overlooking the present.’ As such, I fear evangelicals have risked years of processing past racial trauma for a future devoid of Black voices among them.” (Richards(Jr.), 2018)
…Stephen Strang went on to say that God had given America a “reprieve” in the form of Donald Trump. I heard Pat Robertson use that same phrase in referring to President Trump in another video. Pat then said, “we’ve never had anyone like him.”
That comment particularly upset me because I do not believe that it is true. I am a fan of George Bush, and I have never heard any president speak out against abortion the way President Bush did when he passed the ban on partial-birth abortions:
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