British top cleric the Archbishop of Canterbury says that he cannot understand why American evangelicals support Donald Trump.
Go to Youtube and search for parliamentary sessions discussing Trump's STATE VISIT to Great Britain. I had the best laugh!! Men AND WOMEN discussing Trump's comment on grabbing women by the $%&@#$. On top of that, one elderly parliamentarian described Trump's issue as "incontinent ignorance"! NOW, WHY do evangelicals support Trump? One word, abortion. Abortion is one of the most contentious issues in the USA.
All you have to do is look at the special election in Alabama. A sexual predator vs. a lawyer who prosecuted the Klan. Politics have become so unthinking, so faith-like, that I believe Republicans would vote for Satan (no, I don't believe it exists) as long as there was an R next to the name on the election ballot.
I can tell you (as son of an American "Evangelist" ) - it is very simple. They are all looking forward to the second coming of Jesus Christ which will only happen when WW3 is breaking out in the Battle of Armageddon. It is at this point that Christ is supposed to return with his heavenly army. So obviously the policies and actions of a leader like Trump is more likely to trigger Armageddon and the return of Jesus. Makes sense in a very twisted way!
I wish that the hypocrisy of American evangelicals were pointed out more. The reason is very clear; they care more about right wing/fascist politics than they do the stated principles of their religion.To support Trump, who's as 'ungodly' as their supposed 'satan', reveals just how corrupt and unprincipled these evangelicals are. That's the only country where religion is mixed up with extreme right wing politics.
Well, American Evangelicals tend to be largely Religious Right, anyway, and Trump's choice of a vice president in Pence has endeared him to them, in addition to his promises to rid America of immigrants and numerous other promises that he can't really keep, but have pushed his agenda well. Honestly, Trump is no sort of Christian that I've ever heard of, but the Religious Right loves him.