The Grand Collusion
As reported by Matthew Dodrill at Religion Dispatches,
The election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States is a moment of reckoning for white Christianity. According to the exit polls, approximately 81 percent of white evangelicals voted for a man whose campaign was fueled by demagoguery, Islamaphobia, the exploitation of racial animus, and the criminalization of his political opponent.
In this important article, Dodrill observes that Trump’s “expressed desire to commit war crimes” and his running mate’s “hostility toward the LGBTQ community is stunning.” The “grand collusion between Christianity and the powers of darkness,” he says, “will require, at minimum, a public repudiation of the false gospels that bolster violence, racism, ableism, misogyny, Islamophobia, homophobia and transphobia.”