So, here’s a thought for institutional American Christian leaders.
It seems increasingly likely that Donald Trump isn’t just going to lose the election, he is going to lose it in terms that will probably be described as historic.
The Republican Party is likely to be devastated in a rejection of “Watergate proportions,” a term Republican leaders are already using in private.
That raises a point for discussion. Many of the most immoral actions of the Trump administration are being tamped down, covered up, diluted, etc, by a tacit Republican agreement to keep dirty laundry out of public view. Add to that the fact that Republican senators and Congress people have been afraid to cross Trump.
If Trump loses, as he almost certainly will, that lid is going to blow off.
People are going to talk freely. Former administration leaders who are afraid of Trump are going to sing with enthusiasm and vigor.
The American people are going to be horrified, even more than they are now, when all the truth starts to come out.
Christian leaders, what will you do then?
Will you feign shock and innocent ignorance? How will you deal with the consequences to your institution?
Oh, I don’t expect your faithful core will abandon you. I’m speaking of your gravitas, your dignitas, your moral auctoritas.
Are you not aware of the crippling blow you are dealing institutional Christianity by your loving embrace of a president who is destined to go down as the most reviled politician in American history?
Very soon, we will all be looking back on Trump as a symbol of the worst moral failure in American politics ever.
Then what will you do? How will you recover from that?