Why should Christians vote for Donald Trump?

Why Evangelicals Should Vote For Donald Trump

Donald Trump has been in the media a lot lately for all the wrong reasons. Part of that has been due to his own mistakes, while other parts have to do with an obvious media bias against him throughout the 2016 Presidential race that has been raging for the last year.

Now that the three debates have come and gone, November 8 is coming up quickly. The time for the American people to head out to their voting booths is near. A chance for change in the United States is right around the corner, although at this point in time there are concerns about what kind of change each candidate would bring.

There is no denying the fact that neither candidate is worthy of the presidency. There is no denying that both candidates have major issues with their plans, beliefs, and likely their intentions.

Perhaps the biggest controversy throughout Donald Trump’s campaign has been the tape that was leaked where he said negative things about women. He was caught on a tape with Billy Bush talking about things that were widely considered to be sexual assault type of comments. Trump admitted that he said the things that were heard and apologized, although that has not swept the tape under the rug, so to speak.

Trump has passed his comments off as “locker room talk,” which many athletes have chimed in and denied. Ever since hearing the tapes, many evangelicals have walked away from Trump and decided to either not vote or change which candidate they are going to support this election.

While every voter must vote their conscience, there are many reasons why evangelicals must vote for Trump, even with the obvious issues that he has.

First of all, the topic of abortion has been brought to the forefront in this election. While it is a very touchy subject, Hillary Clinton has made it clear that she supports federally funded abortion. She has also made it crystal clear that she is a late-term abortion radical and would fight to allow unborn babies, even in the third trimester who can feel pain, to be torn out of their mother’s womb.

Dr. Lawrence Konig, an OB-GYN for 31 years, had some strong comments for Clinton’s abortion views. He made it clear that he is against her thought process on the matter.

“As an ob/gyn physician for 31 years there is no medical situation that requires aborting / killing the baby in the third trimester to ‘save the mother’s life.’ Just deliver the baby by c/section and the baby has 95+% survival with readily available NICU care even at 28 weeks. C/section is quicker and safer than partial birth abortion for the mother.”

Donald Trump fought with Clinton on stage at the third presidential debate on this exact topic. He has also shared his thoughts on abortion, which are much more reasonable for evangelicals to vote for.

Secondly, a vote for Trump also includes a vote for the Christian men that he has surrounded himself. Most notably, Mike Pence and Ben Carson stand beside Donald Trump in this election. Both of those men are widely respected in the Christian community and have repeatedly used their national stage to confidently and boldly share their faith.

Pence was not a popular vice presidential choice for Trump to make. He took a lot of heat for picking someone who was so steadfast in his beliefs on being pro-life and for the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that he passed as the governor of Indiana.

Despite the lack of popularity that Pence had, Trump agreed with Pence and is surrounded by steadfast Christians like Pence within his campaign.

Obviously, not everything that Donald Trump believes or supports is something that an evangelical would support. That being said, evangelicals will have a lot more in common with Trump than they would with the Democratic nominee.

Thirdly, the Supreme Court is another reason to vote for Trump as an evangelical. If Hillary Clinton is elected, there is no turning back from the two, possibly three justices that she will be able to appoint. Trump may not be a “Godly” man himself, although he does say he is a Christian, but he would appoint conservative justices to the Supreme Court, at least much more conservative than those on Clinton’s list.

Eric Metaxas is a New York Times bestselling author and took the time to talk about Trump and Christians in a recent interview with the Christian Post.

“We need to understand that if you care about this country, you care about the rest of the world, you need to take this election very seriously. Beyond that, I don’t think Trump is going to save America. I think Trump would pull us back five feet from the cliff so that we have bought ourselves a little time to keep the republic. I think if Hillary Clinton is elected, we are not going to have that ability.”

He also went on to explain his view that not voting for Trump is essentially a vote for Clinton in this election and that Christians need to realize that fact.

“We have an obligation to say that ‘if I don’t vote, I understand that I am allowing Hillary Clinton to become the president if I don’t vote for Donald Trump.’ It is one of these things that you don’t have to like voting for Trump, you can even hate Trump, but you better be sure that you understand what a Hillary Clinton presidency brings.”

All of that being said, the state of the country nominating these two candidates to run for the office of President of the United States is sad in and of itself. This article is not about defending Donald Trump, because he quite simply has said very stupid things and has deserved some of the hatred he has received. This article is more about realizing what a Hillary Clinton presidency would bring.

Donald Trump certainly hasn’t run a great campaign, but even with the issues he has run into and brought upon himself, voting for Trump is still much better than allowing a pathological liar who compromised our countries security and bullied and threatened rape victims of her husband into office.

Let’s not forget the embarrassingly long list of scandals, lies, and horrifying things that Hillary Clinton has done while the media goes all out to destroy Donald Trump.

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