U.S. Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz speaks to supporters, after finishing third in the South Carolina primary behind Donald Trump and Senator Marco Rubio, at his primary night rally in Columbia, South Carolina February 20, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX27VFH

Trump victory marks major defeat for Christian Right agenda

Many evangelical Christian leaders, both progressive and conservative, express profound, faith-based opposition to Donald Trump. But the reasons for our opposition mainly differ. This difference is often lost on outside observers.

Progressive evangelicals mainly worry over Donald Trump's xenophobia and bigotry, considering these a violation of core Christian moral values. Conservative evangelicals mainly worry over Trump's disinterest in a conservative Christian social policy agenda, also believed to be at the heart of Christian moral values. (Both worry over his character and temperament.)

One way to tell the difference between these two kinds of opposition is to consider our conflicting reactions to the departure of Ted Cruz from the presidential race.

As a progressive evangelical Christian, there was very little about Ted Cruz or his platform that appealed to me. I thought Senator Cruz was one of the most effective Christian Right/social conservative Republican candidates for president to be seen since the rise of the Christian Right in the late 1970s. The script was old; the messenger was new, and ruthlessly effective. He did much, much better than the other Christian Right candidates on offer in 2016, including Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum.

That Christian Right script is worth recalling, if only to consider its contrast to the message of Donald Trump:

America was once a devout Christian country, but it has been drifting from its (Judeo-)Christian moorings since the 1960s. God once blessed our country for its faithfulness, but now it appears that God's hand of blessing has been withdrawn because we have turned from him.

We need to turn back to God. We need to overturn social and legal changes that reflect rejection of God's Law. Chief among these (right now) is recognition of gay rights, but also very high on the list is legal abortion. We also need to support Israel unequivocally, for the rebirth of Israel is part of God's plan for this dispensation of history, and true Christians must stand with Israel and whatever Israel does to regain and protect its God-ordained territory and security.

We need to elect morally upright, socially conservative, devoutly Christian politicians who will lead our nation back to God and God's will. The presidency is especially important, not just because it is the highest office in the land but because of the president's power to appoint judges to the Supreme Court who will overturn ghastly decisions on abortion and gay marriage.

It also happens to be the case that the conservative Christian agenda for American politics includes a robust and hawkish approach to American military engagement, as well as a low-tax, low-regulation economic regime. I will advance this entire agenda if you elect me president.

If Ted Cruz had become the GOP nominee for president, this would have been his agenda. He would have pushed hard to roll back gains for LGBT equality as well as abortion access. Anti-LGBT legislation such as that passed recently in such states as North Carolina would have been lifted up as admirable. Anti-abortion legislation such as that emerging from Texas and other states would have been actively supported. And everything would have been lathered in public expressions of Christian piety.

Ted Cruz had quite a run. But, just like everyone was (once) talking about the "ceiling" on Donald Trump's support among GOP voters, we now see that the real ceiling was on Senator Cruz and the Christian Right agenda. All over the Bible Belt and much of the rest of the country, GOP primary voters chose a man whose agenda (and style) is almost completely antithetical to everything just outlined as the Christian Right script -- the social issues, for sure, but all the rest of it as well, including the stance on Israel, the moral uprightness, and the visible piety.

And (a slice of) GOP evangelicals have played a key role in pushing this man, Donald Trump, very near the finish line, the sole survivor of the Ultimate Political Reality TV Show.

I have written ten articles in this space in less than a year expressing my profound opposition to Donald Trump and my great fears about his character, all from a Christian perspective. That has led some people to wonder whether I was secretly Cruzin' for Cruz.

Not hardly. I have opposed the narrative, style, and (most of) the agenda of the Christian Right for the better part of two decades. I am not sad to see it go down to defeat (again) this year. I think America's Christians can and must do a whole lot better in articulating a public ethic.

I just wish the Republicans could have found someone, anyone, to nominate other than the one who has finally prevailed.


  1. Thanks for the excellent article. Most have now forgotten the Religious Right’s “script” but you have accurately nailed it as well as noting there is no longer a national candidate who supports it.

  2. Mr. Gushee wisely writes —
    ” I think America’s Christians can and must do a whole lot better in articulating a public ethic. ”

    I’m not sure of all the details that’ll be required in articulating a better public ethic, but I’m pretty sure that it must somehow begin with adopting the following attitudes —

    1. If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

    2. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing.

    3. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it, but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.

    4. Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud.

    5. It is not rude, it does not demand its own way, it is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.

    6. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.

    7. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

    8. Love never fails, but where there are prophecies and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge, they will become useless. Love will last forever!

    9. Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture!

    10. But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless.

    11. When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.

    12. Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.

    13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

  3. So many that speak as if they were Christians do not accurately reflect the truth of the gospel or a correct understanding of Christian principles. How is it that the hypocrisy of Ted Cruz is of little note? How is it that his blatant lies and distortions do not seem to be of concern? Is it because those who are part of the modern church have become so immersed in these sins that they no longer recognize them as sin, their hearts being hardened to the truth?
    The author misses the mark by a mile and seems to be clueless to the truth that God is the one who has raised up Donald Trump to combat the wickedness of public hypocrisy and to actually do something about some of the grave sins committed by most past presidents since Kennedy. Illegal immigration is a great wickedness supported by many supposed Christian churches. When the author calls opposition to illegal immigration “xenophobia,” he spouts the byline of the liberal church’s position which has abandoned the love of God for human love, which hates God’s righteousness. Many churches have joined in aiding and abetting criminal aliens who have violated good laws made to protect the American people from harm. It’s not about love but money to be gained from the many illegals who will gladly join their false churches that boy them up in their sin.
    Not all of Trump’s positions are godly ones, but at least he is not lying about his intentions and how he will accomplish his goals. So many like Cruz say one thing, but do almost nothing to actually accomplish any significant change. Cruz has been in office quite a while, but has he once stood against the President’s questionable background and citizenship? No. But long before joining the fray, Trump stood up to question the president’s birth certificate and drew national attention to a subject few politicians would even broach.
    Trump opposed the immoral Iraq War before it began as did many true Christians. But did this issue which meant the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives and more wounded even blip the radar of the modern church bosses who call themselves Christians and fully supported Bush in his unjust war? No, because their own callousness to true justice would be exposed.
    No, this author does not represent a “Christian right” view, but the religious false Christian view which is abhorrent to God.

  4. The Religious Right, a political invention to generate wealth and power for politicians and televangelists, has turned the Great Commission into a Cultural War on Bathrooms. It has turned Christianity into a mockery and created a partisan Christ. They have turned Jesus the liberator into Jesus the oppressor by insisting he approves of American Imperialism. God, Guns and Guts, Hallelujah!

  5. Don’t worry. Trump will not be our next president.

  6. I’m so confused. Wasn’t Trump just talking about jailing women who have abortions, and didn’t he say that while he has many friends who are gay, he’s a “traditionalist?” So I’ve figured him as a chameleon. If you want him to have a Christian Right agenda, he’ll have one. Especially if he’s running against Cruz. Is speaking in Tennessee. Or he forgets. Then he opens the bathrooms to transgender people. Everyone remembers the words they want to remember from Trump, and hope that’s what they’ll get. He is going to keep us out of foreign wars, but not back down. He’ll defeat ISIS, but not by going to war. Whatever you want, Trump will give it to you. And he never lies, because he says it all so forcefully.

  7. Wow. A birther.

    BTW, your boy, whose real name is Drumpf, absolutely Did initially support the Bush/Cheney attack on Iraq for oIL wealth. And, he lies a great deal, makes up about half of what he says, belittles and demeans women, disabled folks, American citizens and legal immigrants who are not white, and is eager to torture people.

    This is the guy you characterize like this? “God is the one who has raised up Donald Trump.” If you say so, there’s no point in continuing this conversation because you’ve decided what to believe, facts be damned. But I’ll give you this, you’re creative.

  8. “the liberal church’s position”

    Psychologists call this attempt to blame “liberals” for misusing Charitable Corporations, namely, churches, to promote a right-wing political agenda, “projection.”

  9. But his presence at the top of the ticket spells doom for the “Gay Obsessed Party.”

  10. For dispatching a christofascist like Cruz, Trump has my thanks. My vote however will go to his United Methodist opponent.

  11. Wow! There IS a God! And I have to get down on my knees and THANK GOD for protecting us from Ted Cruz!

  12. “Progressive evangelical” is an oxymoron. The stink of morally bankrupt “socially conservative, devoutly Christian politicians” has driven the secular majority away from the GOP. Prepare for a 40-year exile.

  13. The biggest losers are the professional religous in the news media and lobbying politicians. Many self identified “Evangelicals” voted for Trump so the pros can no lomger count them a supporters of ‘the agenda’ in media outlets and tell politicians they can deliver as many votes.

  14. Not surprised at all that “religion” has been involved in “politics” for ages! Jesus, his disciples, apostles, and first-century Christians never got involved in the earthly “politics” of their day.

    Their major focus, instead, was preaching the “good news of God’s kingdom” or heavenly government (Daniel 2:44) as the only hope for real peace and true blessings for us humans on earth (Isaiah 11:1-9).

    It’s so sad that “Christians” today still get involved in the earthly “politics” of today instead of sharing the “only” good news as Jesus and the early Christians did (Matthew 4:17; 24:14).

  15. Yes, there is God, and soon He and his government will protect us from all politicians that are a part of a worldwide, corrupt, selfish and greedy political system which only enslaves mankind to their detriment (Daniel 2:44; Isaiah 11:1-9)!! ❤️?☝️

  16. no, there is no god. the monotheistic god was an invention of the egyptians then the Israelites adapted it. It wasn’t supposed to be a real thing, we were to live AS IF someone were watching, not actually watching. Jews needed a text to be one of the legal roman religions, so they wrote the torah and were accepted.

    it’s all a LOT less sexy then what our parents beat into us as children.

  17. since separation of church and state is my primary concern, it scares me to vote for trump. although he’s irreligious he may let the christian fanatics around him push him the wrong way for me.

  18. I would love to see a more just system. But there is simply NO WAY to turn this country into theocracy. Even if you elect Donald Trump President AND bring back Scalia from the dead and clone him 8 more times, They would have to pretty much amend the Constitution out of existence and 38 states would have to sign off, thinking it was a good idea. And that is just NOT going to happen…

  19. So to recap: Trump’s Presbyterian monkey god is stronger that Cruz’s Evangelical monkey god.

    While Trump’s Evangelical’s may be EINOs, Evangelicals are all CINOs, Christians In Name Only.

    It is impossible to serve God and Conservatism, i.e. trickle-down/supply-side Satanomics, at the same time.

    It is impossible to serve God while usurping him regarding the many times that he clearly states that human life begins with the first breath. That is not Christianity: That is engaging in Witchcraft & Voodoo by trying to create human life where there is none.

    The number of Christians in America could probably be counted on one hand. (And that is since its founding.)

  20. Yes. That’s a real concern. He is basically a loose cannon that can spray paint friends and foes alike if he feels it it is beneficial to him personally.

  21. Well so far he has been preaching to people that believes in invisible skydaddys. So i guess it makes sense. Go figure.

  22. The Scaley One was certainly in their trying.

    Money is speech, corporations are people, businesses have religious beliefs.

  23. Keep a copy of this article, you’ll be writing it again in 4 years time.

  24. “At least he is not lying about his intentions and how he will accomplish his goals.” I don’t understand. You believe he isn’t lying. How is he going to balance the budget in just a few years while lowering taxes and maintaining Social Security and Medicare? (He gives vague answers, like “We will win.”) He also plans to raise the defense budget. How is he simultaneously going to defeat ISIS, but keep the US out of foreign wars and nation building? How are we all going to do so well when he not only opposes a raising of the minimum wage, but thinks wages in the US are already “too high.” Don’t you ever feel like Trump is telling you what you want to hear, and the fact that he keeps talking means we can all find something that sounds great. But all together, it doesn’t add up. Here is what merely his foreign policies will do. http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-defense-budget-increase-2016-4

  25. Is it possible that Trumps wins in the “Bible-Belt” shows the actual voter support of the Religious Right wasn’t that “religious” in the first place? Perhaps it simply attracted voters who already had extreme Right social and political views, but not much commitment to their religion. Trump plays to the anger rampant in one part of the society in much the same way as conservative Evangelicalism/Fundamentalism plays to emotions for faith. For many years, the two identities largely overlapped, but not now.

  26. Is it possible that Trumps wins in the “Bible-Belt” shows the actual voter support of the Religious Right wasn’t that “religious” in the first place? Perhaps it simply attracted voters who already had extreme Right social and political views, but not much commitment to their religion. Trump plays to the anger rampant in one part of the society in much the same way as conservative Evangelicalism/Fundamentalism plays to emotions for faith. For many years, the two identities largely overlapped, but not now.

  27. Thank you for the “That Christian Right script..” Would you be able to post and equally informative “progressive evangelical Christian script”? I keep looking for common values with Christians, but it is difficult, because they are actively discourged from thinking critically. They are rather burdened with towing the current “party line” instead- behavior actively discouraged by the Biblical Jesus.

  28. Even according to the documentary hypothesis the Torah was written centuries before the Romans came to Palestine. And the monotheism of the Israelites began centuries after Akhenaten’s death and anathematization.

  29. Just because you use the word right in your name doesn’t mean you are correct. The Christian right in America has usurped the infallibility of the pope and wrapped it around themselves along with the flag and the bible.
    Ronald Reagan let the so called moral majority get a say in things and all it did was let the revival tent preachers with their fake miracle cures line their pockets with even more donations from the rubes while grabbing political power from people who actually knew what they were doing and running a political party into the ground.
    Reap what you’ve sowed and go away. You lost the day you accepted a moron from Alaska who was blessed by her own personal witch hunter as an acceptable vice presidential candidate.

  30. most believe it was written in babylon during the fall of their temple, none of it is older that 650BC. They have just deciphered pottery shards that contain grocery lists from at least 6 scribes that were confined to a fort to write the torah. The grocery lists mostly were wine and beer. getting closer every year to the details of the writings.

  31. We have no idea if there is a god, but any such discussion would require removing god from the bible to discern intent from actions. It’s pointless, you can’t prove a negative, but makes for an interesting discussion.

    There is a reference to Lilth (Adams first wife) in the old testament, and a similar reference in the Epic of Gilgamesh. I believe that pretty much sets the date and location for the origin of the bible. As someone already pointed out it’s clearly Babylonian.

    Exodus was written before Genesis which is a good indication that the bible existed as an oral tradition. Like English, Hebrew changed over time, and you’re able to date the text.

    Is it the imitable word of god? Not hardly. Did god have a hand in it’s creation?

    Your guess is as good as any.

  32. He did throw out the money changers. That was an earthly act.

  33. Trump is supported by a substantial segment of the Christian right, and it simply exposes what is already obvious to many of us: They are driven first and foremost by hateful bigotry, and the Bible serves as their primary source of validation. So, when they have to make a choice between more-God-talk/less-bigotry or less-God-talk/more-bigotry, the latter gets their vote.

  34. I’m glad you, David, are/were for neither Trump nor Cruz. I’m further “left” theologically now than you probably are… a former evangelical now following Process thought – the best “Golden Mean” paradigm option I can find. That all to say that, while raised Republican and started off voting that way at voting age around 1970, the last national-scene Republican I can recall being positive on and admiring was Sen. Mark Hatfield.

    I may be forgetting someone, but there sure haven’t been many, and especially in the Obama era! I’ve also searched for a sensible Rep. “intellectual” who’d take up from the likes of Wm. Buckley, and I just can’t find one, let alone 2 or 3. Why people fawn over Krauthammer is beyond me! Douthat is only slightly better, though I’ve read him little due to a bad first impression on things theological that I’m well informed on… can’t remember the specifics beyond his weak (to me) defense of orthodoxy. Point is, Cruz et al can largely set the stage when no one is listening to responsible thinkers (largely absent on “the right” anyway).

    And who even knows that Obama reportedly really likes the formerly very influential (while alive) and fairly conservative (“neo-orthodox) “public theologian”, Reinhold Niebuhr? Makes sense to me… Obama being much more a pragmatist than he’s said to be.

  35. Some good insights! I’m no longer Evangelical, but the one “ray of hope” within that grouping, as theologically defined, is that SOME seem to still be thinking and striving for consistency rather than driven by paranoia and such. Thus, the relatively lower support for Trump among the more regularly church-attending (ala “serious”?) Evangelicals, per a survey I just saw. As to the Religious Right and high anger… anger is always a secondary emotion. In this case root cause seems to include both frustration of accomplishment (broadly, mostly non-religious) AND a faulty, MISperceived threat to “religious freedom”. Thus, many feel under siege. They aren’t really, but they ARE losing the “culture wars” and it feels like persecution to many of them, apparently.

  36. Arbustin’s point is correct relative to your initial statement. If you accept the Babylon period, 6th century BCE, and Daniel as late as around the time of Antiochus Epiphanes, ca. 167 BCE, as I do, that all still well pre-dates the Romans-controlling-Palestine period. The issues under the Greeks and Seleucids following them were not the same as the later Romans. But even using them in your thesis doesn’t, for most of the Heb. Scriptures, get you early enough.

  37. Jesus lived under the imperial authority of Rome where all opposition was silenced. No free speech there. Still, Jesus chose the term “kingdom of God” to be the centerpiece of his liberating message and work. Definitely politically and religiously subversive. Rome was a kingdom that did not tolerate any other kind of kingdoms. And when the early Christians called Jesus “Lord” they were using a title that the Emperor claimed for himself. Again very subversive. And as far as the political and religious establishment within Judaism which the Romans allowed within limits, Jesus constantly provoked and angered the gatekeepers. He was a reformer and you can’t be a reformer without angering people in power who want to keep the status quo. To be a follower of Jesus means seeking healing and liberation for all people. That is the real good news and it is always political.

  38. Actually, there is no reference in the OT to adam’s first wife. There are two different Genesis stories, which apologists have transformed into Adams first wife so that there is no conflict. Can’t have conflict in the word o’ God, ya know? It undermines the inerrancy of the bible.

    There is a reference to A lilith, as a kind of a demon.

  39. Chuck,

    Jesus said that his kingdom was no part of this world. If it was, his attendants would have fought that he would not be handed to the Jews (John 18:36). He confirmed his kingdom was a heavenly one (Matthew 4:17), not an earthly one.

    His aim was not to reform or make changes to man’s governments, but for God’s government to replace them (Daniel 2:44). And yes, that heavenly government will soon heal and liberate people of all nations.

  40. He won’t be the Democratic nominee.

  41. Religion is a nuisance philosophy. All gods are entirely optional but each pretends to be obligatory.
    They are all nonsense.

  42. Thanks! Your point about Trump having less support with regularly attending conservative Evangelicals is also well taken. You mention “frustration of accomplishment”. This could be happening at two levels: (1) I saw a chart recently that noted the strongest Trump support concentration (middle-age, white, male, lower income voters, I believe) corresponds with that segment of the population that has seen a relative drop in “real” wages over the past 25 or so years. If that data interpretation is correct, then this is a group whose sense of financial “accomplishment” is being seriously threatened; (2) While my family attended a Missouri Synod Lutheran congregation, we were not really Evangelical. The people I knew who self-identified as Evangelical seemed to also have a deep belief that America (society, culture, and destiny) “belonged” to them — that they were not only the “true” Christians but that they were also the “true” Americans. In the 1950’s and early 1960’s, Evangelical social values corresponded pretty well with the overall more conservative and religious swing of American culture. Since the 1960’s, the culture started changing radically and taking a definite turn to the Left. Evangelicalism did manage to make peace with some of the newer cultural battles (e.g. the early battles over “Christian Rock” and the use of drums; the acceptance of divorced church members; pressure for greater equality between women and men). And yet, overall, the culture has moved too far in some areas for there to be a good match between values. So I suspect many Evangelicals experience “frustration of accomplishment” with regard to no longer “owning” the American franchise (so to speak). Of course, I’m not sure they ever really did in the first place, but the seem to have believed they did.

  43. I think you’re on it pretty precisely. And I think we can take it (do you also?) from that significant “frustration/blocking” to what is perceived as even, by some, an “existential” threat. And thus the irrational (to me and most observers “outside”) thought that they are under persecution and that “religious freedom” is at stake.

  44. Absolutely. There is no significant threat to the religious freedom of conservative Evangelicals, yet so many of them seem to need to create one. The only threat is to their own version of “manifest destiny”. Add to this, from what I’ve seen in friends and acquaintances, maintaining the emotional high they (too often) equate with faith seems to require a very active devil (in this case, “godless liberals”). Thus, since they dislike Trump, they insist he is some species of “godless liberal.”
    Frankly, I think the man changes his positions very 15 minutes just to keep people of balance.

  45. Trump a “godless liberal” to some: godless, seems to be… and who knows if he’s liberal, conservative or what, as your last sentence explains!

  46. > Many self identified “Evangelicals” voted for Trump

    Anywhere from 35 to 40 percent of evangelicals attend church occasionally, seldom, or never: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2016/01/27/3743383/evangelicals-trump-are-not-religious/

    Most evangelical churches discourage divorce, for instance, yet conservative Protestants who attend church less than twice a month have higher divorce rates than any other group — including the nonreligious. You would be hard pressed to find a major evangelical leader who endorses violence in the home, yet the states where women are most likely to endure domestic abuse include South Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, and Tennessee — regions with sizable populations of theological conservatives, including many that skip Sunday service. And evangelicals overwhelmingly condemn premarital sex in fiery sermons and through abstinence-only campaigns, yet poor, theologically conservative Americans regularly report high numbers of unplanned pregnancies and S.T.D.s — in fact, evangelical teenagers are actually more sexually active than Mormons, mainline Protestants, and Jews.

  47. Is it possible that such a shift away from Cruz indicates that the section of the population that defines the right is drifting towards the middle? Or is just that they are not currently (or no longer) concerned with some of the trappings that the Christian right had attached to the conservative right’s agenda?

    Or is there something else at work (naturalistic suggestions, please) that I’m not seeing?

  48. Shhhhh! Now recite the party line 100 times: “Hillary’s a waffler!” 88-)>>>

  49. I don’t think you understand what he means by saying that Jesus’ message was political. If Jesus is Lord, that meant Caesar isn’t. Caesar’s enemies were not the enemies of Christians, so they didn’t need to pick up arms to suppress them.

  50. You say it like it’s a bad thing.

  51. Meaning that even though one may self identify (there’s a term kicked around a lot lately) as an Evangelical Christian, it is by their fruit that you shall know them.

  52. We are not seeing the defeat of the Religious Right agenda. What we are seeing is the Religious Right shifting gears to focus more on senatorial politics than on presidential politics but they are no means defeated. The Religious Right is still passing draconian anti LGBT and anti abortion laws all throughout the country. The Religious Right is still controlling the Senate and the House and is trying their best to stop diversity in the Supreme Court. The Religious Right may be shifting priorities but we can never say they are dead until there is true equal rights for all Americans in all 50 states.

  53. The Religious Right has always been on the side of Republicans. Even if the Democratic candidate is a stronger Christian. It possibly has something to do with the term liberal or conservative. Or black or white and comes down to we against them. It has nothing to do what is right for the masses, only people who want to be like us.

  54. Which Bible are “Progressive Christians” reading??? God, the creator of LIFE, would in no way shape or form be in favor of destroying innocent life (Ps 139:13). Also, God is very consistent on the issue of homosexuality and human sexuality in general (1 Cor 6:9-10). You either believe that God’s word is authoritative and true, or you don’t believe, and mock God. Approval of sin… is not loving your neighbor. If you think it is, you’ve been deceived.

  55. Same thing could be said for the progressive Left. They have turned Jesus into the permission-by-omission savior who apparently approves of anything and everything He didn’t directly address, including abortion and gay marriage. Where “loving your neighbor” requires and demands approval of unrepentant sin. But the problem is that Jesus does address homosexuality and human sexuality throughout the Bible. John 1:1 makes it very clear that Jesus is the creator and is God, and everything in Bible is inspired by Him (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Now if you don’t believe that the Word of God is divine, the truth and authoritative, then I’m sorry but you don’t believe… you mock Jesus.

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