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Monday, August 01, 2016

Theologian Wayne Grudem: Why Voting for Donald Trump is a Morally Good Choice

Some Christian friends tell me they can’t in good conscience vote for Donald Trump because, when faced with a choice between "the lesser of two evils," the morally right thing is to choose neither one. They recommend voting for a third-party or write-in candidate.

As a professor who has taught Christian ethics for 39 years, I think their analysis is incorrect, for reasons that I will briefly mention here and that I have explained in greater detail elsewhere:

I did not support Trump in the primary season, but now that Trump has won the GOP nomination, I think voting for Trump is a morally good choice because he will do more good for the nation than his opponent. I do not think Trump is an "evil candidate," but rather a good candidate with flaws.

If this election is close (which seems likely), then if someone votes for a write-in candidate instead of voting for Trump, this action will directly help Hillary Clinton, because she will need one less vote to win. Therefore the question that Christians should ask is this: Can I in good conscience act in a way that helps a liberal like Hillary Clinton win the presidency?

Clinton would quickly replace Justice Scalia with another liberal like Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan. This would give liberals a 5-4 majority on the Supreme Court even without Justice Kennedy, and 6-3 when he votes with them.

But that is not all.

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Anonymous said...

There is some twisted justification.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's twisted, 10:43.
The (realistic) choice is: Hillary or Trump. It will be one of those two.
Trump is not the perfect candidate, but his views are more aligned with morality than Hillary's.
And when you look at what the Clintons have done, especially through their 'Foundation', how could a person do (or not do) something that would help put them in the White House?
American citizens (real ones) have a duty and responsibility to vote. Make the best choice according to your conscience.

Anonymous said...

The only witness for a new testament Christian is that government cannot save us.

Jesus Christ saved all of our souls for eternity.

While time remains, we are in the world but not of the world. We should not participate in elections as it fails to witness to the truth that governments will only make our lives worse and never better.

Anonymous said...

Hear here!

Be Ye Reconciled!

Stop being racist because you realize all of us are brothers and sisters in Christ.
Love one another as you would have them love you.