Baby Christian scolded for first major misstep

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a church service in Detroit on Sept. 3, 2016. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Carlo Allegri/File Photo  
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a church service in Detroit on Sept. 3, 2016. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Carlo Allegri/File Photo *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-JENNINGS-OPED, originally transmitted on Nov. 15, 2016.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (RNS) The fundamentalist Christians who gave their blessing to President-elect Donald Trump are upset with their naughty “Baby Christian.” In an interview with “60 Minutes,” the thrice-married mogul went back on his campaign promise to stop gay marriage and reverted to his pre-conversion support for the satanic practice.

Trump’s son Don Jr. even highlighted how the casino magnate is the first president to ever march into the White House as a champion of same-sex marriage. Focus on the Family founder James Dobson spoke to The Literalist about this stunning reversal.

RNS: Talk me through the stages of grief.

Falwell: Evangelicals don’t really have stages. We’re always in the righteous anger mode. It turns out we couldn’t trust this man who has boasted about sexually assaulting women and refused to disclose his tax returns. We were duped.

RNS: Have you spoken with President-elect Trump?

Dobson: I have. I gave him a pretty hard time. I told him this isn’t how Christians act, even Baby Christians. We must hold the line on this one: you cannot be a Christian and support gay marriage.

RNS: But you can be a Christian and support massive deportations?  

Dobson: Christians should only speak about abortion and gay marriage.

RNS:  How concerned are you about his Supreme Court choice now? 

Dobson: We’re relieved he didn’t revert back to his pre-born-again love of aborting babies. That would be enough for him to get put in timeout. We just need to teach him there are no potential justices alive in America who support Obergefell v. Hodges and oppose Roe v Wade.

RNS: So you’re saying he can’t have it both ways?

Dobson: He’s just a Baby Christian. He’s going to mess up. At the end of the day, he’ll appoint pro-life, gay-hating judges. He’ll remember he rode us to the White House.

RNS: Is that a threat to him?

Dobson: It’s a gentle reminder as he grows into an Adolescent Christian.