(RNS) Donald “Baby Christian” Trump’s candidacy for president has given rise to an entirely new religious movement: Trumpvangelicals.
The three hallmarks of a Trumpvangelical: distorting the Christian faith to fit the man; using prayer coercively to stymie dissent; and abandoning religious liberty when it comes to Muslims.
How well do you know the Trumpvangelicals? Take this quiz and decide which Trumpvangelical said what:
1) Did Paula White or Michele Bachmann say this about the terrorist attack in Brussels earlier this year?
“Maybe our president’s humiliation comes in a manner so devastating it makes one wonder whether the Creator of humankind isn’t reminding this world of the inferiority of foolishness in the face of wisdom.”
2) Did Robert Jeffress or Jack Graham say this about the gay community in 2008?
“What they do is filthy. It is so degrading that it is beyond description. And it is their filthy behavior that explains why they are so much more prone to disease.”
3) Did Gloria Copeland or Kenneth Copeland say this about church members seeking cancer treatment in hospitals?
“We know what’s wrong with you –you’ve got cancer. The bad news is we don’t know what to do about it except give you some poison that will make you sicker. Now, which do you want to do: do you want to do that, or do you want to sit here on Saturday morning, hear the word of God, and let faith come into your heart and be healed? Hallelujah.”
4) Did A. R. Bernard or Harry Jackson say this about global warming?
“It’s possible that the end times signs that Jesus referred to were part of God’s warning the world of His imminent return. This declaration is not meant to be fatalistic; it is meant to alert us to the fact that we are entering into “crunch time” or the last phase of the game….Did you notice that what Jesus warned would occur in the last days is almost identical to what some global warming theorists are saying is going to happen?”
5) And finally, did Mark Burns or Tom Mullins say this about the Donald?
“Mr. Trump is not racist. He’s probably the most least racist person there is.”
Watch John Oliver’s exposé on the Copelands to check your answer to #3:
Answers: Bachmann, Jeffress, Gloria Copeland, Jackson, and Burns.