Shaming Reference List (Archive)

Below are just a few quotations from religious and conservative leaders directed at Trump’s Christian/conservative voters. This could be multiplied. (copy/paste quotes into google for sources.) This list will be updated as new and old quotations emerge.

“Congratulations white evangelicalism on your candidate’s win. I don’t understand you and I think you just sealed some aweful fate.” — Thabiti Anyabwile

“Jesus taught his disciples to “count the cost” of following him. We should know, he said, where we’re going and what we’re leaving behind. We should also count the cost of following Donald Trump. To do so would mean that we’ve decided to join the other side of the culture war, that image and celebrity and money and power and social Darwinist “winning” trump the conservation of moral principles and a just society. We ought to listen, to get past the boisterous confidence and the television lights and the waving arms and hear just whose speech we’re applauding.” — Russell Moore

“What we have in the Donald Trump phenomenon… is an embrace of the very kind of moral and cultural decadence that conservatives have been saying for a long time is the problem.”~~Russell Moore

“Eight out of ten persons in their churches, small groups, and conference gatherings voted for Trump, even if they said they weren’t. Either their friends were swayed at the last minute or downright dishonest. But in either case, the number of evangelicals who put gospel and character before politics and party are small.” — Thabiti Anyabwile

White American Christians who want to “Make America great again” are “blinding themselves to the injustices faced by their black and brown brothers and sisters in the supposedly idyllic Mayberry of white Christian America. That world was murder, sometimes literally, for minority evangelicals.”~~Russell Moore

“We’re losing a Bible Belt religion that held us back anyway. We’ve gained A29, TGC, ERLC, T4G, reformed hip hop and poetry, etc. Great!” — Ray Ortlund

“This election has cast light on the darkness of pent-up nativism and bigotry all over the country.”~~Russell Moore

“The question is whether evangelicals will be on the right side of Jesus. That will mean standing up for the church’s future leaders, and for our mission, especially when they are politically powerless.”~~Russell Moore

“American Christianity faces a test of whether we will identify as Christians first.”~~Russell Moore

We are “blind to justice”; have embraced “nativism”; have placed our fundamental identify outside of Christ and his church; are on the wrong side of Jesus; and embraced cultural decadence. And here I thought I was voting for trade protection.

“Voting for Trump might be loving my neighbor—if my neighbor looked just like me. But I think that’s the very definition Jesus meant to rebuke the legalist for.”~~Jared C. Wilson, TGC (Source)

“A Religious Right activist group from Washington placed guides in our church’s vestibule, outlining the Christian position on issues. Even as a teenager, I could recognize that the issues chosen just happened to be the same as the talking points of the Republican National Committee. On many of these issues, there did seem to be a clear Christian position—on the abortion of unborn children, for instance, and on the need to stabilize families. But why was there a “Christian” position on congressional term limits and a balanced budget amendment and the line item veto? Why was there no word for people in the historical shadow of Jim Crow on racial justice and unity? I was left with the increasingly cynical feeling— actually an existential threat to my entire sense of myself and the world — that Christianity was just a means to an end—a way to shore up southern honor culture, to mobilize voters for political allies, and a way to market products to a gullible audience. I was ready to escape — and I did.” — Moore

“If you lose an election you can live to fight another day and move on, but if you lose an election while giving up your very soul then you have really lost it all, and so I think the stakes are really high.”~~Russell Moore

“When Christians face two clearly immoral options, we cannot rationalize a vote for immorality or injustice just because we deem the alternative to be worse…This side of the New Jerusalem, we will never have a perfect candidate. But we cannot vote for evil, even if it’s our only option.”~~Russell Moore

“We’re electing a President as a Constitutional officer, not a pastor.”~~Albert Mohler, October 9, 2012, discussing Mitt Romney

“The truth about these (working class white) dysfunctional, downscale communities is that they deserve to die. Economically, they are negative assets. Morally, they are indefensible. Forget all your cheap theatrical Bruce Springsteen crap. Forget your sanctimony about struggling Rust Belt factory towns and your conspiracy theories about the wily Orientals stealing our jobs. Forget your goddamned gypsum, and, if he has a problem with that, forget Ed Burke, too. The white American underclass is in thrall to a vicious, selfish culture whose main products are misery and used heroin needles. Donald Trump’s speeches make them feel good. So does OxyContin. What they need isn’t analgesics, literal or political. They need real opportunity, which means that they need real change, which means that they need U-Haul.” — Kevin Williamson (David French quoted him favorably)


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