I am stunned by the strong support for Mr. Trump within the “evangelical” church that no longer speaks for me as a Christian as long as the term continues to have the perverted connotations of the past decade.
Mr. Trump is coming courting; he wants our daughter’s hand in marriage. We as parents must decide. We must judge his worthiness to marry Miss America. We’ve just met him at the door and are standing back, watching, listening. Is this man a decent, kind, honest and caring partner for someone we love so dearly?
We can’t know Mr. Trump’s heart. Only God knows. But as parents of the would-be bride, we judge him by his words and actions. They will tell us the side of the tracks the suitor comes from. They will show how much love and honor are in his heart.
And will they tell us that this is the kind of guy we would have been pleased and proud for our only daughter to climb in bed with? Does he pass the “decency” test as Christian author and teacher Max Lucado describes it? Here’s some of what he has to say….
“We appreciate decency. We applaud decency. We teach decency. We seek to develop decency. Decency matters, right?
Then why isn’t decency doing better in the presidential race?
The leading Republican candidate to be the next leader of the free world would not pass my decency interview. I’d send him away. I’d tell my daughter to stay home. I wouldn’t entrust her to his care.
I don’t know Mr. Trump. But I’ve been chagrined at his antics. He ridiculed a war hero. He made a mockery of a reporter’s menstrual cycle. He made fun of a disabled reporter. He referred to the former first lady, Barbara Bush as “mommy,” and belittled Jeb Bush for bringing her on the campaign trail. He routinely calls people “stupid,” and “dummy. One writer catalogued sixty-four occasions that he called someone “loser. These were not off-line, backstage, overheard, not-to-be-repeated comments. They were publicly and intentionally tweeted, recorded, and presented.”
And now, millions of us are prepared to let such a man become the voice and face of the nation. His middle-finger diplomacy, hate-fueled bigotry and general disregard and disrespect for all our symbolic daughters is the package we will get.
And that is just downright indecent.
Decency for President – Max Lucado