This, my latest column, is out this morning in The American Spectator. Although it is not a full exposition of my thoughts on the whole “evangelicals for Trump” phenomenon, it is getting closer. Voting for Trump is one thing. Seeing him as the source of our hope, as many evangelicals do, is something else altogether.
Is it enough not to be Hillary?
“If Hillary Clinton is elected,” began a passionate evangelical acquaintance to me over breakfast, “Christianity in America is over. America is over.” This cheery start to my morning served only to make my already burnt coffee that much more bitter. The anxiety such a statement expresses is common among evangelical voters. A few days later I sat with a woman who wept at the thought of the America that would be lost were the policies of the last eight years continued. Such sentiments served only to depress me, but for reasons that will not be immediately obvious to you.