Baptist leader Russell Moore [Email him] desperate for liberal approval, claims that Christian conservatives "must repudiate everything they believe" in order to support Donald Trump, who "incites division, with slurs against Hispanic immigrants and with protectionist jargon that preys on turning economic insecurity into ugly 'us versus them' identity politics." (Please like me, New York Times!)
Moore is especially offended by Trump's "boisterous confidence" and "waving arms"—as he put it in the Times, journal of respectable liberal opinion. (Do Baptist preachers ever wave their arms? Somebody Google that.)
Sometimes the country needs a man.
The idea that Christians are supposed to be milquetoasts is liberal propaganda. Ask the money-changers how meek Jesus was. (Not the Clintons; I mean the other money-changers.) God commanded the Israelites to go to certain cities and kill "every living thing." As I recall, the Crusaders were a little rough around the edges.
When Trump attacks, he targets the rich and powerful. When the elites attack, they target the average American and everything he cares about.
When Trump boasts—about his wealth, his family, his intelligence—it's funny, not mean-spirited. No one feels inferior. In fact, legions of political commentators who've never accomplished anything in their entire lives feel immensely superior to Trump.
No doubt, wisdom shall die with them. (Job 12:1—one of many examples of sarcasm in the Bible, a rhetorical device bossy Christians tell us is un-Christian.)
By contrast, Trump's personal style is denounced by the Piety Police with smug certitude, to showcase their superior moral understanding.
I'm almost sure the Bible says nothing about arm-waving, but it says quite a bit about the sort of pride that allows a person to presume to speak for God on acceptable speaking styles. God does not mandate personality types and, if He did, I doubt it would be "lisping sycophant."
It's not Trump who's displaying the sin of pride here.
Christians obsessed with ostentatious shows of religiosity in public life have basically the same disease as liberals who go around being offended all the time. It's all posturing. Trump's a Christian. This is a Christian country. How about helping keep it that way?
Although Trump has been winning the largest percentage of evangelical voters, evangelical "insiders" like Moore hate him. A poll of "insiders" hand-picked by anti-Trump Warren Cole Smith found only 1.1 percent of evangelical leaders supporting Trump, with 37.4 percent supporting Marco Rubio—as their betters had hoped.
While the Russell Moores and Warren Cole Smiths urgently warn conservative Christians that Trump is a model-marrying libertine, actual evangelicals understand that this is entirely beside the point.
This is not an election about who can check off the most boxes on an evangelical lifestyle list. This is an election about saving the concept of America, the last hope for Christianity on the planet.
A country in which partial birth abortions are freely available, but children can't hold hands and pray in school, is not a country where Christians are winning.
What difference does it make where a candidate stands on abortion or gay marriage, when a few more years of our current immigration flow will mean no Republican can ever be elected president again and nine Ruth Bader Ginsburgs will sit on the Supreme Court?
Unless Americans stop being outvoted by foreigners, Christians—as well as libertarians, neoconservatives, fiscal conservatives and moderate Democrats—have no hope of winning anything, anywhere, anytime. The last Christian country on Earth will be no more.
Evangelicals don't need candidates to have religious ecstasies on stage. They need a man with the courage to stand up to the infectious madness pushing Third World immigration on our country.
Marco Rubio devoted his entire Senate career to pushing amnesty—but he made a point of letting the press know that he went to church on Wednesday this week, the day of the debate.
Meanwhile, Trump's pitch to the religious right is: Yeah, I don't go to church that much. (At least we know he's not lying!) But he promises to build a wall, deport illegals and end anchor babies.
Evangelicals know Trump will not go on a witch hunt against some county clerk over gay marriage or sue a high school football coach for allowing his players to pray. It's the left that has the maniacal bloodlust of totalitarians. Only Trump will oppose them—and with gusto!
What other candidate would toss out un-PC phrases like "illegal immigrant" and "anchor babies" without breaking into a sweat? No other candidate of either party agrees with Trump on immigration—and if they say they do, they're lying.
Even after Trump rocketed to the lead with his immigration policies, the media still refuse to discuss the issue. The demand for ever-more poverty-stricken immigrants from primitive cultures has gone beyond cheap labor and has become a mass hysteria.
Half the evangelical "leadership" in America can't comprehend anyone who is not consumed with worldly approval. Russell Moore is afraid to disagree with The New York Times from his religious community in Tennessee. Donald Trump actually is an elite, but he doesn't care what his friends on Fifth Avenue think of him.
Some Christians want proof that a candidate has memorized Bible verses. I want a candidate who lives by this verse: "So do not be afraid of them."
Ann Coulter is the legal correspondent for Human Events and writes a popular syndicated column for Universal Press Syndicate. She is the author of ELEVEN New York Times bestsellers—collect them here.
Her book, ¡Adios America! The Left’s Plan To Turn Our Country Into A Third World Hell Hole, was released on June 1, 2015.