Dear American Christians:
On November the 3rd, less than two weeks from today, you have an important decision to make about your eternal life. Do you remember that covenant you hold so near and dear to your heart? It is the pledge that separates you from the rest of us heathens. It is the promise you have based your entire earthly existence on, that because of your relationship with Jesus Christ that you will have an eternal life and will never perish. But on November 3rd if you vote for Donald Trump again, knowing what you know now, I got to believe your trip to eternal life might just be in jeopardy.
I want you to think about this headline from The New York Times today for just a moment: Parents of 545 Children Separated at the Border Cannot Be Found. Now I want you to picture the face of your own child, or your grandchild, or maybe one of your nieces or nephews as one of those 545 children. Can you see them? Can you see their face? Can you feel their anxiety? Can you see them sleeping on a cot in an old Walmart with 100 other children? Think about this, they have been there for two or three years now, waiting, just waiting. Two or three years separated from their mothers, fathers, and grandparents. No one is hugging them. No one is tucking them in at night and giving them a kiss on the forehead. No one is wiping the tears from their face with a gentle hand. They are scared, lonely, and feel abandoned. Can you see them?
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.”
So how have you rationalized this horrific atrocity Trump has committed against other human beings with your faith? Did you buy the line that locking-up parents and separating them from their children prevented rapist, murders, and drug dealers into your neighborhood? Have you slept better at night knowing that thousands of children are crammed into an old K-Mart or Walmart? Did the buffet at the Golden Corral taste better knowing that mothers and fathers were sobbing and begging to be reunited with their children. And when you sat on that hard pew on Sunday with your family, staring up at that empty cross did you remember that Jesus didn’t just die for you but for all of the world’s people?
Trump has plenty of sins I could write about; lust, adultery, greed, pride, ego, dishonesty, vindictiveness, pick your poison, but how he has sacred, and damaged these poor children I believe is a sin beyond forgiveness. So, I ask again, how do rationalize his actions against humanity? How do you allow a crude and crass man like Trump to occupy even 1% of your heart? A heart that you claim is filled with the love, and compassion of Christ.
If you believe a man that has been married three times, that has been accused of rape and abuse by 28 different women, that has paid off porn stars and Playboy Bunnies to keep quiet about their tryst is a Christian or even pro-life then you are not only blind, but a fool.
“Can one blind person lead another? Won’t they both fall into a ditch?
As a Christian you believe there will be a day of reckoning. A day you will be judged on how you have lived your life, the decisions you made, and an examination of how you treated others and Gods creation. I am here to tell you that your judgement will extend beyond your neighborhood, and your Church. It will extend beyond how you treated your family, your friends, and your co-workers. The net will be cast wide and if Donald Trump continues to hold a place in that net, in your life may God have mercy on your soul. You will need all the grace you can get and hopefully more grace than Trump has shown for those poor children and their families.