President Trump is Not My Pastor, He’s My President
by Joanne Troppello
The article Trump Should Be Removed from Office by Mark Galli, editor-in-chief at Christianity Today caused an uproar on social media when it was published on December 19th. Galli wrote, “It’s time to say what we said 20 years ago when a president’s character was revealed for what it was.”
Christianity Today Editorial
Galli went on to share how Christianity Today never usually made it a practice to get into political discussions or share their beliefs about politics in the magazine.
However, with recent events, they decided to share their views on why President Trump should be removed from office. He acknowledged that Trump has been attacked by the Democrats from day one. However, he then shared reasons why Trump should be removed from the Presidency.
Galli wrote, “Can we say with a straight face that abortion is a great evil that cannot be tolerated and, with the same straight face, say that the bent and broken character of our nation’s leader doesn’t really matter in the end?”
I understand where Galli is coming from—especially since I am one of those evangelical voters.
However, Trump isn’t my pastor. He’s my President. I don’t look to him for spiritual guidance. I get that from my church, pastor, and reading the Bible. I’m not expecting him to be perfect. No one is—or should be. I’m expecting him to lead our country and I agree with his conservative policies.
Christian Post Editor Resigned
On December 23, 2019 Napp Nazworth, editor of the Christian Post tweeted:
“Today, rather abruptly, I was forced to make the difficult choice to leave The Christian Post. They decided to publish an editorial that positions them on Team Trump. I can’t be an editor for a publication with that editorial voice.”
Nazworth resigned from his position as editor at The Christian Post.
Trump is Not My Pastor, He’s My President
Yes, I am a Christian. I did not vote for Donald J. Trump in the primary election. I voted for Ted Cruz. I thought he aligned more closely to my conservative values.
However, in the general election, I voted for Trump. I could not vote for Hillary Clinton—especially since she is for abortion, and I am not.
I am happy with my decision to vote for Donald J. Trump. I admit that I wish he would not be such a reactive tweeter. I like that he tweets—especially since we don’t get his message from the liberal media, but I think that sometimes he gives his opponents too much fuel for the fire to be used against him.
Yes, he is my President, even though he doesn’t always act presidential. However, just take a look at the accomplishments of the Trump Administration:
The administration moved the US embassy to Jerusalem.
There was 4.2% economic growth in the 4th quarter.
Approximately 4 million jobs have been created since his election.
Over 400,000 manufacturing jobs have been created since he was elected.
Since the election, nearly 3.9 million Americans have gotten off food stamps.
The US won the bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
The US won the US, Mexico, Canada united bid for the 2026 World Cup.
A record number of government regulations have been eliminated.
And my personal favorite, is that the Obamacare individual mandate penalty is gone.
In the Christianity Today editorial, Galli shared that there are many Trump supporters who are evangelicals even though they know the President has a “blackened moral record.”
He wrote, “Remember who you are and whom you serve. Consider how your justification of Mr. Trump influences your witness to your Lord and Savior.”
WOW. Again, I share that Trump is NOT my pastor, but he IS my President.
I supported President Obama as my President for eight years, even though I didn’t agree with his policies or his religious beliefs—or lack thereof. I wanted him to succeed—not necessarily with his liberal policies, but to succeed in helping our country to succeed.
I want Trump to succeed. I want our country to succeed. I don’t care about his past. Sure, I have heard about things he’s done. I haven’t kept my head in the sand. However, I’m not expecting him to be my spiritual leader or the spiritual leader for our country.
I consider myself a MAGA supporter and want the Trump Administration to Make America Great Again. Although, I’m not what the liberal media call the Cult 45. Just because I support Trump and his policies doesn’t make me someone who is mindless and mind-controlled and in some cult.
I have a brain. I use it every day and I know how to do my own homework. I may receive negative responses for this, but I would not lay done my life for Trump like some Trump supporters would. I will call out Trump when I don’t agree with his policies or something he says or does.
I am tired of the sides. I am not a liberal. I am a conservative. Yet, I’m not all or nothing when it comes to Trump.
I am an evangelical Christian who knows that my reliance must be on the Lord. I want to follow His leading in my life and I won’t be shamed by an editorial from Christianity Today.
Trump is a formidable individual who is able to get things done and survive the onslaught of attacks that the Democrats and liberal media have done since he announced he was running for office. I don’t know his heart and I am not here to judge anyone. That is between him and God.
Are you a Christian who supports Trump or one who doesn’t?
About the Author
Joanne Troppello is a published author of 3 inspirational fiction novels and the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Mustard Seed Sentinel. She has experience as a freelance writer in topics such as marketing, retail marketing, health and wellness, SEO and social media, travel and lifestyle, website content, recommendations for apps, and content for blogs. Visit her Amazon Author Page for more information regarding her books. Connect on Twitter. Read more about Mustard Seed Sentinel here.