Evangelicals, disturbed by the allegations being made against Donald Trump by several women, have begun to distance themselves from the Republican nominee.
While their kneejerk reaction is not surprising, conservative Christians should take the long view when deciding whether or not to vote for Trump next month. You don’t have to put your stamp of approval on everything Trump has done or said; you just have to realize what a President Hillary Clinton would mean for your religious freedom.
Trump may have some unfortunate skeletons in his closet, but there’s no reason to think he would make it more difficult for Christians to live out their faith.
Hillary, on the other hand…
The next president will have to nominate at least one judge to the Supreme Court, and it’s within reason to suspect they might get at least one more selection after that. Those two choices alone could be enough to influence the direction of the Supreme Court for the next twenty years. If Hillary is in charge of the nominations – and she’s backed by a friendly Senate – she would swing the Court as far left as anyone alive has ever seen it.
With that Court calling the shots, we’ll almost certainly see new laws protecting special groups like transgenders, gays, and abortion-seekers. Special rights granted to exclusive populations always means stealing rights from others. In these cases, the “others” will be conservative Christians and other religious believers who do not wish to be a party to gay weddings, abortions, and anything-goes bathroom facilities.
In 2015, Hillary said that for America to get better, “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs, and structural biases have to be changed.”
As president, she’ll do everything she can to force those changes to take place.
It’s all-too-easy to get swept up in the Trump drama, especially since it has dominated the mainstream news media for the last ten days straight. And some of what has come out is disgusting, no doubt. We can only pray that the worst of the accusations are as fictional as they sound.
But beyond that, we have to think about the future. Hillary Clinton intends to wage war on conservative America and make us see abortion like we currently see aspirin. Her administration, like the current one, will embrace the perverse and shun the natural. America’s light won’t go out all at once, but she’ll push the dimmer switch a little further to the left.
And if you’re a conservative Christian living in 2016, you know how dark it already is.