Christian Supporters Of Trump Have Been “Vindicated,” Religious Activist Ralph Reed
Religious activist and Trump supporter, Ralph Reed, believes that Christians who support President Trump have been vindicated. He made the claim last week while appearing on a broadcast of Daystar’s “Joni Table Talk” program. He was on the program to promote his book “For God and Country: The Christian Case for Trump.” While on the program Reed expressed frustration at Christians being “demeaned” for supporting Trump. He said this is happening despite them being “vindicated” by Trump implementing their political agenda.
Reed said, “I think what Christians saw was not a perfect man because none of us are perfect. Not someone who had never failed to sin or make mistakes. He’s acknowledged that he’s a sinner, as we all are.” Many would point out that Reed’s reasoning is standard for Evangelical Christians who aim to justify their support for Trump who does not seem at all Christian. Many also point out that the claim that Trump has admitted to being a sinner is contradicted by Trump’s own claim that he does not ask God for forgiveness.
Joni Lamb agreed with Reed and added that “there definitely is something that has happened to him spiritually because there’s no way that he would go through what he’s gone through to fight for these things that are important to us had he not had some type of encounter with the Lord.”
Reed would elaborate later on in the show saying, “The real message of the book is that citizenship is not an option if you’re a believer, it’s an obligation. And these tens of millions of Christians who prayed, who wrestled with Jacob, who struggled with a very difficult decision in 2016, and then 81 percent of them voted for Donald Trump, they were vindicated by what he’s done to advance the values and principles that beat in their hearts and give meaning to their souls. They were vindicated. And I for one am tired of seeing them attacked and demeaned for making the decision they made.”