Ralph Reed, Chairman, Faith & Freedom Coalition, listens during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Note to Ralph Reed: Even Satan Can Quote Scripture

Ralph Reed is doubling down in support of a man who calls himself a Christian but says he has never, ever asked God for forgiveness. That is, by the way, Trump’s own statement, not mine. And there is this:

Reed also had called Trump’s remarks “offensive and inappropriate” in his speech before pivoting to Clinton’s deleted emails and private server, referencing Luke 16:10: “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” If Clinton could not be trusted with little as secretary of state, he reasoned, how could she be trusted with much as president?

So, let’s review the record shall we?

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.”

Cheating on wives? Trump did that.

Trying to seduce a woman he knew was married? Trump did that.

Trying to have said married woman fired when she refused? Trump did that.

Bragging about being able to grab women by their genitals? Trump did that.

Lied repeatedly about what he had and had not said? Trump did that.

Trump cannot be trusted with little. He cannot be trusted with marriage. He cannot be trusted with fidelity. He cannot even be trusted with money. There are ample stories to prove that one too, in addition to the bankruptcies.

[Reed] described American Christians as “dual citizens” of both the kingdom of heaven and the United States, “similar in a spiritual sense” to Jews who hold passports for both the countries in which they live and Israel. And he described the responsibilities that come with citizenship in each — including paying taxes, “but only what we owe,” he said, pausing to explain the joke.

In this election, that also includes voting for a candidate with a chance to win the election, Reed said, urging students not to abstain from voting or write in a candidate.

American Christians do have dual citizenship, but like dual citizens, they have one place they consider more a home. For Christians that is to be their father’s house and they are to use that citizenship to shape their earthly abode.

It sends a more powerful signal that Christians will not sacrifice their morals to vote for anyone who revels in sin so that both parties realize Christians cannot be bought with the idle promises of those who would buy out the church and turn it into a parliament of whores.

Christians, if you go down Ralph Reed’s path, do not expect a more moral person in the next election. Ralph Reed would tell you Satan is just a retired angel if someone wrote him a big enough check. Next time, the even more immoral candidate will tell you again you have to save the Supreme Court.

If you give in now, those who revel in sin know you can be had. Hold your ground and next time they will know they must honor your values to obtain your vote.

Don’t be a sucker.

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Erick Erickson

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