If you are a religious leader who supports Donald Trump you cannot be ignorant that Donald Trump does not stand for, indeed whose reprehensible purposes stand against, the principles you purport to believe in. This! to get some things from someone who you should be preaching against, makes you AMORAL!
My comment on the New York Times article The Evangelicals and the Great Trump Hope by Robert P. Jones, July 11, 2016:
“Rather than trying to defend Mr. Trump’s Christian credentials, Mr. Jeffress bluntly said that in the face of perceived threats facing evangelicals, “I want the meanest, toughest, son-of-a-you-know-what I can find in that role, and I think that’s where many evangelicals are.””
i.e.: be AMORAL!
“… Rev. Robert Jeffress, the influential senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas and a prominent member of Mr. Trump’s evangelical advisory committee, provided a more utilitarian motive for backing Mr. Trump…”
On James Dobson:
“Most notably, James C. Dobson, the founder and former director of Focus on the Family — who remains an influential figure in conservative Christian circles — claimed that he had secondhand knowledge that Mr. Trump had recently come “to accept a relationship with Christ” and that Mr. Trump should be “cut some slack” as “a baby Christian.””
Maybe we should look for some decent behavior from Trump before endorsing someone based on secondhand knowledge or even their word given to you directly.
And Mike Huckabee:
The former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, an ordained Baptist minister whose daughter, Sarah, is a senior adviser to Mr. Trump, checked the “family values” box testifying to Mr. Trump’s closeness to his adult children. Mr. Huckabee described their relationship as “one of the most admirable I’ve ever seen from any father with children.” [Underscores mine]
“Family values, … closeness to his adult children.” Give us a break!
When you support a candidate whose positions are starkly irreconcilable with the morality you purport to believe in, you thrust into question your moral principles and whether you ever had any in the first place! That is, YOU ARE AMORAL!!!