As someone raised in the Christian religion, I don’t understand how people who call themselves Christian can support Donald Trump. The man inherited more money than most of us will see in a lifetime, but as an adult he invested that money in places and ways that are decidedly unchristian. His early real estate ventures have ties to organized crime and while owning a real estate business falls within Christian moral parameters, working with the mafia does not.
Donald Trump built Trump Casinos and casinos are for gambling folks. That’s their reason for being, but gambling is an activity that many Christians deem immoral. There’s more than just money loss going on inside a casino. In most places, alcohol is used in quantity. Prostitution and illegal drug use are common. Casinos are what old-time preachers called Dens of Iniquity. People living their own lives, minding their own business, not hurting others, falls under the live and let live category for me, but creating and profiting from casino style entertainment is not Christian.
I have to note here, in a screaming example of hypocrisy, Alabama Republicans who support Trump won’t let Alabamians have a much needed state lottery to fund education because gambling is bad. I’m looking at you, Jeff Sessions.
Donald Trump’s failed business ventures and money making schemes have financially devastated some of his investors. He put contractors in Atlantic City out of business because he didn’t pay them. Trump University sold expensive courses to uneducated people that promised to teach them how to make loads of money in real estate. The university has since failed and closed its doors. Trump is being sued by some former students who claim they were defrauded by TU. The list of Trump’s misdeeds is actually quite long. They are by no means all listed here. These are just a brief examples of how he treats people.
Why is how he treats people important? If you’re a Christian, you know that Jesus made friends and supported all kinds of folks from different walks of life, but he told them to go forth and to sin no more. How would he have felt about an unrepentant sinner who is accused of damaging the lives the lives of so many people? It may be how Donald Trump operates, but it’s not Christian behavior.
Donald Trump, after two divorces, is on his third marriage. While Jesus didn’t have a single word to say about homosexuality, he spoke against divorce. It’s in Matthew. Look it up. Slovenian-born Melania Trump, Donald’s current wife, spent a portion of her career modeling. Human models formerly modeled clothes and accessories, hence the name, but that wasn’t always the case for Mrs. Trump. The nude photos she took for GQ Magazine and other publications have been racing around the internet for months now. I try not to slut-shame women or men for that matter. I’m very open-minded about many things, but I’ve seen Trump’s wife naked with her finger jammed in her crotch and I find that upsetting. I’m not going to hyper-link the picture. There are loads of nude pictures of Melania Trump out there if you want to go look for them.
For whatever reasons, this is how she conducted her life and it would be none of our business if she were a private citizen. Mrs. Trump the Third is not a private citizen. The Republicans are lining her up to be First Lady of the United States. How can mothers and fathers point to Melania Trump and tell their little girls that here is an example they can follow? The answer is, they can’t, not if they profess to be Christian. I’ve sort of been expecting Melania Trump to be “saved” if her earlier career becomes an issue on the campaign trail. We’ll see.
How can people who claim to be Christian support any of this behavior? The President of the United States sets a tone for the whole country. He or she should be a role model for the rest of us. When people look at their little children and attempt to teach them right from wrong, how will they be able to explain Donald Trump holding the highest office in the land? In a world that made sense, Christians would be smacking Trump over his pompadoured head with their Bibles, not waving them in support. Clearly Donald Trump is not a Christian no matter what he professes, and if the Christian faith is as important to some voters as they claim, they might need to spend some time rethinking the Republican candidate.