White Evangelicals Tend to Forget Jesus Wasn’t Racist

The Religious Right’s idol worship of Trump is dead wrong

Michael Arceneaux
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5 min readOct 30, 2021

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Given Donald Trump is a serially accused sexual predator, known racist and misogynist, proven liar, scammer, longtime cheapskate, and creep, some had wondered if the White evangelical Protestants who supported his presidential bid in 2016 would eventually remember who Jesus Christ was and how Christianity and Trumpism aren’t much of a match. In doing so, there would be this mass exodus of White folks from these organizations. After all, how can one know Jesus when you’re politically aligned with Real Estate Hitler?

We now have evidence that not only have these so-called Jesus-loving Trumpists continue to consider themselves evangelicals while politically supporting the living embodiment of the seven deadly sins, there are more of those hypocrites than ever.

In September, the Pew Research Center released new analysis from survey data that found there was no large-scale departure from evangelicalism by White Americans during the Trump administration that included Trump setting up internment camps and entertaining his dictator kink while using the Bible along with a church as props for a photo op. They note that, in fact, “there is solid evidence that White Americans who viewed Trump favorably and did not…

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Michael Arceneaux
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New York Times bestselling author of “I Can’t Date Jesus” and “I Don’t Want To Die Poor.”