Conservative columnist and evangelical Christian, Cal Thomas, wrote an op-ed published by Fox News Tuesday criticizing some Christian leaders for their “unaccountable devotion” to President Trump and the Republican Party.
“Today, ‘evangelicals’ are perceived by many as one more interest group attached to the Republican Party and especially President Trump. Its members need to make a choice as to which one is their true ‘master.’ They can’t serve both,” Thomas wrote.
“What would be the world’s perception of evangelicals if they started obeying the commands of their true leader? Those commands are to love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you, feed the hungry (that’s personal, not government), clothe the naked, visit those in prison and care for widows and orphans,” he continued.
According to a Public Religion Research Institute poll released last week, 75 percent of white evangelicals said they view Trump favorably, while only 22 percent said they view him unfavorably.
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The religious bloc has stayed loyal to Trump throughout a number of personal controversies, including the release of the 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape, in which he is heard bragging about groping women without their consent.
However, some Christian leaders have said they’re “very concerned” about a $130,000 payment that Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, made to adult-film star Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 election in order to keep her from speaking publicly about her alleged affair with Trump.
Several evangelical Christian leaders are planning to meet with Trump in June to discuss the allegations.