I wonder if Christian Trump supporters have a sense of the irreparable harm they’re doing to their institutions and reputations? My sister (a rare evangelical who does not support Trump) was discussing that with me over the holidays.
We don’t agree on much, but we came together on this: Trump’s hold on power and his firm control of the Republican Party will end, sooner or later. When it does, people who fear him today and hold their tongues will start to talk.
Lots of really terrible details will become public, defenders will stop making excuses, and the nation will experience a profound sense of disgust and regret.
Those who most loyally embraced Trump, especially those closest to him, will suffer enormous loss of auctoritas and dignitas.
My sister fears that evangelical denominations that are enthusiastic Trump supporters now will become reviled and marginalized. That people will either lose faith or choose different churches.
I don’t know how realistic her fears are, but she’s right about one thing: Christians who support Trump have clearly lost sight of the core principles of Christianity.