How Divided Are Evangelicals Over Trump? | The Last Word | MSNBC

 

Professor John Fea, author of “Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump,” joins Ayman Mohyeldin to discuss evangelical support in the wake of public condemnations of Trump from writers at high-profile Christian publications. CNBC's John Harwood also joins. Aired on 12/26/19.
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How Divided Are Evangelicals Over Trump? | The Last Word | MSNBC

65 Comments on "How Divided Are Evangelicals Over Trump? | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. My guess is many Evangelicals are pro-Trump, even though he has broken one of the Ten Commandments by committing adultery.

  2. End Christian Nationalism
    Build a Wall between Government and Religion

    • Jim Skarw , why did Obama judges not get approved , Because America Resisted ! If there is a Dem Prez and a GOP Senate not a single confirmation should be approved , and any and all Conservatives should stay in Office , and force a court battle for each , and everyone of them to be removed before any give up their positions , and if any are removed Sue the Dem Prez for Treason , and putting this country in danger

    • generationofswine | December 27, 2019 at 8:15 PM | Reply

      I wish the Pope, the Archbishop of Canterbury and other leaders of the major Christian churches would put out an official statement saying that US evangelicals who support Trump and white supremacy are not Christian, and should stop using the name because it makes other actual Christians look bad by association. Real Christians would want nothing to do with the Trump death cult.

    • Beachdudeca Oh right! I remember how Obama lost over 60 seats in the mid-terms! WHY!!

    • Jim Skarw , if the GOP continue to refuse to embrace popular stances they will lose more seats its that simple

      As for Obama his party lost seats for the same reason he did not deliver what he campaigned on , and the Dems went full Corp Puppet

    • Beachdudeca You use the term “popular “ as if certain stances are overwhelming. I don’t see it. Half believe in God, half don’t. Half believe in big government ( read:socialism), half believe in small government. Half believe everything should be equal, by government intervention, half believe in liberty, that allows us the freedom to succeed or fail, without government intervention. The half I know never look for help to live, rather they make their decisions, for good or bad, and are thankful that they live in a land that ( still allows that-in some countries you’re not allowed to pursue your own interests) allows you those freedoms.

  3. Is White supremacy above God?

  4. Christianity requires believing without evidence, and to fear and worship authority.
    Hitchens was right when he said it poisons everything.

    • Bud Fudlacker
      Funny that you haven read either.

    • Renewed 2019
      I’ve read the bible.
      I’ve attended Seminary.
      Reading the bible is the best way to become an atheist.

      Clearly, you haven’t read it.

    • You speak of that which you know nothing about. That makes you look a fool I’m not saying you are one your just being foolish. NO Christian has even a thought of supporting tRump. All people who THINK or PRETEND to be Christian support tRump. So you see as it is written: the road to destruction is wide an many people will follow it. So don’t be surprised at tRump’s following. This is a trustworthy saying: If anyone aspires to be a leader, he desires a noble task. 2A leader, then, must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3not dependent on wine, not violent but gentle, peaceable, and free of the love of money! True belief in God is the enemy of religion which is what these tRump supporters really are religious just the same as the religious people who crucified Christ. You see your belief in the writings of Hitchens is exactly what you and he criticizes “belief without evidence” where is your proof of what you believe. Dylan can explain it better than I. “fearing that I would become my own enemy in the instant that I speak.” You speak against believing without evidence while you have no evidence of what you believe.

    • exactly. Definitely miss the clarity and articulation of Hitchens. His voice is needed even more so today

  5. Richard Darlington | December 27, 2019 at 12:50 AM | Reply

    True Christians would never, ever support a “man” like 45*.
    I should know. I used to be one, until I was old enough to think for myself.

  6. In Trump’s Christmas message to the nation, he called for a culture of unity, deeper undertanding, and respect. About 3 hours later, he was back on twitter calling people names, telling blatant lies, using divisive and derogatory language, and basically lashing out in every direction like a deranged lunatic.

    Well….at least he “tried.” 😔

    • He isn’t smart enough to have penned that Christmas message…

    • He can’t even hold it together even for a few hours

    • Trump’s “Christmas msg” was written for him although, as usual, he went off script occasionally.

    • tRump supporters are an enemy of God. This is a trustworthy saying: If anyone aspires to be a leader, he desires a noble task. 2A leader, then, must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3not dependent on wine, not violent but gentle, peaceable, and free of the love of money!

    • Trump didn’t write that message though, one of his bootlickers did it for him; God only knows what they had to sedate him with to keep him from rage tweeting.

  7. IsThatTrue OrDidYouHearItOnFOX | December 27, 2019 at 12:56 AM | Reply

    Christians have no problem making up lies to cover for trump’s immorality.

    • @B.J Cameron Hogwash!

    • @Tony Smith 2 Timothy 4:4, KJV: “And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” Tony, I don’t understand why you call this TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome, I presume). This is exactly referring to what Trump followers are doing by believing the fiction that he’s feeding them.

    • @B.J Cameron pigeon.

    • Trumpublican christians cover for Trump. Not all Christians are Trumpublicans. Just the radicals.

    • @B.J Cameron isn’t he still waiting for house approval on his trade deals? Green cards are still being issued as easily as before, you obviously don’t understand why they are issued, it is not any harder to get a visa, we have theme parks like Disneyland and Disney World, world class museums like the Smithsonian, resorts and state parks and cities like Las Vegas, New York, San Francisco, Atlantic City, New Orleans and Honolulu, not to mention world class golf courses and sports facilities that millions of people travel to year round, a vacation visa is just as easy to get now as it ever was. And the stupid wall…do your kind ever do any research before you spout nonsense? He hasn’t built any new wall. All the hype is about repaired and reinforced EXISTING sections. And while we’re at it I bet you believe he’s donating his presidential salary and that makes him some kind of special generous guy, what I bet you haven’t paid attention to, is how much he is spending of taxpayer money for his golf outings $118 million or approximately $39 million a year, the equivalent of 99 years worth of presidential salaries or for his 3 years 298 years worth of his salary, which by the way goes directly into his pocket since it’s paid to his resorts. Maybe you’d like to just hand over your paycheck to keep supporting him. Personally I would like my taxes to go to those “socialist” programs like public schools and college, police and fire departments, or public roads and transportation among other things. You kind are so busy watching the little red ball he’s waving in your face you don’t even notice that his other hand is robbing you blind. It’s cheap carnival trick used on gullible people to make you think the shiny object is the prize, and your kind fall for it every time. Merry Impeachment and a Happy BLUE New Year!

  8. There is more to Christianity than abortion. American Evangelicals are playing with fire.

    • god loves abortion

    • @Nancy Mesek True : God of the bible is NOT pro-life, he advocates child murder, infanticide, child abuse and abortion. As for one Numbers 5;11-21 As for bitter water :the priest shall write these curses in a scroll, and he shall blot them out into the water of bitterness. 24 And he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that causeth the curse; and the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her and become bitter.= abortion! ->water that causeth the curse shall go into thy bowels, and make thy belly to swell, and thy thigh to fall away’; and the woman shall say: ‘Amen, Amen.

    • Anthony Browne | December 27, 2019 at 9:22 PM | Reply

      @Nancy Mesek Nowhere in the Bible does it condones abortions. Try reading it sometimes.

  9. Seems to be more about power than faith. “Scribes, Pharisees, Hypocrites”. To quote the one that matters to those that profess allegiance to him.

  10. Evangelicals are phonies. They yell praise God while supporting a guy that says he’s never asked God for forgiveness. How can you be a Christian if you never asked God to forgive you your sins? It’s impossible. A guy that couldn’t quote a single bible verse to save his life. A guy that makes fun of disabled and dead people. A egotistical narcissistic disrespectful lying adulterous homophobic racist trouble maker.

    • Bruce strkland | December 27, 2019 at 4:52 AM | Reply

      He sad Trump is their Goliath?? Let’s see how that goes

    • If someone who is three feet tall tells you he is a starter on an NBA team you wouldn’t believe him. Why do you believe people who are hateful when they tell you they are Christian????tRump supporters are an enemy of God. This is a trustworthy saying: If anyone aspires to be a leader, he desires a noble task. 2A leader, then, must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3not dependent on wine, not violent but gentle, peaceable, and free of the love of money!

  11. Don’t listen to the polls, there is more support for this garbage than they’re telling the pollsters; they’re afraid to admit it. This country is more wicked than you think.

    • It’s not just in America. Racist, bigoted right wing fascism is an international cancer on humanity.

    • Anthony Browne | December 27, 2019 at 9:27 PM | Reply

      There are two types of White America. One that won the civil war, the other lost it. One that believes in the American flag, the other believes in the Confederate flag. One that believes in equal rights, the other doesn’t. One that believes in the constitution, the other believes in Trump. One that believes Christ’s teachings, the other pretends to. One that loves, the other that hates. Which White American are you?

  12. THE EVANGELICALS ARE SOME OF THE MOST MORALLY BROKEN THEY REWRITE THE WORD OF GOD TO SUIT THEIR NEED FOR FORGIVENESS FOR THEIR EVIL ACT

  13. Evangelicals: how weak are these people in the head that they let somebody tell them how to vote?

    • Charlie, You would vote for Trump if a Russian told you too! No one is saying Russia hacked voting numbers!

    • @Bud Fudlacker I never mentioned Russia. So what are you on?

    • An authentic follower of Christ knows and believes this…… This is a trustworthy saying: If anyone aspires to be a leader, he desires a noble task. 2A leader, then, must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3not dependent on wine, not violent but gentle, peaceable, and free of the love of money!

  14. Lamar Springs Oasis | December 27, 2019 at 1:35 AM | Reply

    We must demand separation of church and state to uphold our U.S. Constitution or it will be worthless ! .

  15. Evangelicals are so far from Christianity they have no way of return. Whackos who feed of ignorance and sadly people still buy it 🙁

  16. I believe the bible refers to Satan as the father of lies, I am not saying that Trump is Satan but the Evangelicals are selling there souls at the cost of democracy

  17. Johnny Davisson | December 27, 2019 at 2:08 AM | Reply

    There has never been any intelligence within this group.

  18. Evangelicals, are so, very scary. Creatures.

  19. The right wing Christian fundamentalist Taliban of America will have to live with their alliance with the Dark Side of Trump and his administration and their uncountable crimes against humanity and decency…

  20. “Educated Evangelical”….thats like saying “icy lava”.

    • This is what Christians believe so when someone supports tRump they go against God and prove beyond any doubt they are not Christian and don’t spread the Christian faith (evangelical) they spread death and destruction and are an enemy of God and America. This is a trustworthy saying: If anyone aspires to be a leader, he desires a noble task. 2A leader, then, must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3not dependent on wine, not violent but gentle, peaceable, and free of the love of money!

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