Evangelicals have inexplicably embraced Donald Trump from the outset of his campaign despite his very non-Christian track record. Those who remain loyal four years later continue to insist God has chosen Trump for re-election, and despite it perhaps bringing upon the End Times, they’re sticking with the guy who can help pack the Supreme Court with enough conservatives to strike down Roe v. Wade.
But a new bipartisan group of anti-Trump evangelicals has formed just this week with the intention to encourage Christians to vote for Joe Biden. The Not Our Faith PAC includes Jerusha Duford, the granddaughter of legendary televangelist Billy Graham. The group has also released an ad showcasing just why evangelicals should abandon the thrice-married father of three who famously cheated on all three of his postpartum wives with adult film actresses.
Duford says Trump “attempts to hijack our faith for votes,” and points a finger at other evangelical leaders’ silence on his actions and behavior. The writer of a new opinion piece in the New York Times says Trump has “presented a picture of what our faith looks like that is so erroneous that it has done significant damage to the way people view Jesus.”
Not Our Faith was formed earlier this week by Michael Wear, a former faith adviser to President Barack Obama, and Autumn Vandehei, a former Republican congressional staffer for Tom DeLay, who was House majority leader from 2003 to 2005. (Vandehei is also married to Jim Vandehei, the co-founder of the political news website Axios.)
The PAC’s first digital ad is targeted to likely voters in Michigan and Pennsylvania. “Christians don’t need Trump to save them,” the ad says. “The truth is that Trump needs Christians to save his flailing campaign.”
Watch the full ad, below.