When Donald Trump said he wanted to keep funding Planned Parenthood, evangelical leaders who have endorsed Trump rushed out to declare that Planned Parenthood really did “wonderful things.” They did not have a problem with Trump saying that.
Then Donald Trump put Jerry Falwell, Jr.’s wife next to a Playboy magazine to take a picture. Evangelicals for Trump were fine with that too.
Now it turns out Trump tried to get his second wife into pornography. He even negotiated the fee for her to pose nude for Playboy.
Notably, she did resist Trump’s insistence that she accept Playboy magazine’s million-dollar centerfold offer. ``Trump himself was on the phone negotiating the fee,” remembers a top Playboy editor. “He wanted her to do the nude layout. She didn’t.” (“I’m thankful for my body, but I didn’t want to exploit it,” Marla offers. “How would I ever be taken seriously?”)
Expect Playboy’s subscription base to increase as evangelicals now think they have permission to subscribe. After all, their presidential candidate wanted his mistress and soon to be wife to be naked in the magazine.
When you sell your soul to get a seat at Trump’s table, you own all of this. Robert Jeffress; Jerry Falwell, Jr.; Wayne Grudem; and the list goes on and on — they want to defend Trump by saying “he’s not Hillary.” No, he’s just a porn hustler — the type of man these gentlemen spent years rightly denouncing, a man with the same character as Bill Clinton that these men excoriated for his behavior.
But now they want a seat at the table so they either turn a blind eye or endorse sin. How many will be led astray? How many will never come to the church because these and others have harmed their witness.
Remember, Trump neither professes Christ as his Lord and Savior nor does he say he has anything from which he must repent.