White Christians Who Voted for Donald Trump: Fix This. Now. | John Pavlovitz

All people who voted for the Drumpf, regardless of religion, need to own up to their part in the madness.


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We Christians like to talk about Hell a lot, so let’s talk about Hell a little. Yesterday, in the very first few daylight hours after Donald Trump’s election victory it began:

Near San Francisco, a home in Noe Valley flew a nazi flag where kids walk by to get to school.

A white middle school student brought a Trump sign to school and told a black classmate it was time for him to get “back in place”.

A gay New York City man getting on a bus was told that he should “Enjoy the concentration camps, faggot!”

The NYU Muslim Students Association found the word “Trump!”scrawled on the door of their prayer room.

A female seminary student was stopped at a coffee shop with the words, “Smile sweetheart, we beat the cunt.”

Parents of children of color spent the day picking up their children early from elementary…

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  1. Godless Cranium
    Nov 11, 2016 @ 13:29:07


    Sounds racist to me. Lots of people voted for Trump from every demographic.

    • sepultura13
      Nov 12, 2016 @ 14:57:32

      If you noticed, I placed my own sentiment in before I re-blogged the piece.

      I suggest you take umbrage with the person who originally penned the post, if it offends your delicate sensibilities so much.

  2. Godless Cranium
    Nov 11, 2016 @ 14:53:52

    White Christians?

    Sounds rather racist. People of every demographic voted for Trump. Why single out just white people?

    • sepultura13
      Nov 12, 2016 @ 14:59:18

      Ah – you felt the need to repeat yourself for some reason. Fascinating. Please see my response to your last comment, if you will.

      Interesting that an atheist defends Christians. Oh, wait, that’s right…it’s the “white” that you’re defending, not necessarily the religion. Eye-opening and enlightening.

      • Godless Cranium
        Nov 12, 2016 @ 15:04:20

        Nice try at deflection. You’re the one that reblogged a racist post. Not me. I did say people of all demographics voted for Trump, which would include Christians as well as non-Christians. And when did Christianity become a race?

        So please answer what I actually said instead of building strawmen.

      • sepultura13
        Nov 12, 2016 @ 15:25:08

        A) There was no deflection. You don’t like something that I re-blogged, and chose to put an incendiary label on it because the original post said “white Christians.” I stated what I thought in the ‘disclaimer’ portion of the re-blog, which you conveniently ignored.

        B) I never said that Christianity was a race. I just have a feeling that if the post stated “Black Christians,” you would have no issue with it and would have said nothing to me about it. Since the original post is specifically titled “white Christians,” you say that it is a racist post.

        It doesn’t negate or nullify the question I asked, which you chose to label a “deflection” and a “strawman.” It is still a legitimate question.

      • Godless Cranium
        Nov 12, 2016 @ 15:35:10

        Yeah. I would have asked you why you’re being racist to black people if it had been titled ‘Black Christians’. Stop trying to tar me with the same racist brush you’re using.

        I didn’t ignore the disclaimer.

        When you reblog something you’re endorsing it. I think you know that.

        So why are you endorsing racist content?

      • sepultura13
        Nov 12, 2016 @ 21:40:38

        I didn’t re-blog racist content – I re-blogged a re-blog. You’re insisting that it contains racist content without really saying what is racist, unless you’re referring to the “White Christians” in the title.

        There is definitely racist and other offensive content out there on the internet. This post, to me, was nothing of the sort.

        You clearly think otherwise.

  3. dancingpalmtrees
    Nov 11, 2016 @ 17:59:36

    Echoes my feelings exactly!! As I wrote in one of my previous posts What Bible are they reading? Jesus preached Love to All not hate!!

  4. Brian Lageose
    Nov 11, 2016 @ 21:03:44

    It’s going to be a long, tough road. But I know this road well. So bring it…

    • sepultura13
      Nov 12, 2016 @ 15:10:16

      I hear ya there, SB! We’ve seen this shit before in our lifetimes, and survived it – this is just another bumpy road to travel along, for the time being…

  5. Linda
    Nov 12, 2016 @ 17:26:28

    I’m a middle-aged, middle-class, Christian, and whiter than sour cream. Yeah, I said it. Lol. Let me try to answer your question… (And cuz I’m a Christian talking about Christians, I will use words like “Jesus”…spoiler alert. No preaching intended, just reason.)

    First, I don’t understand how people call Donald Trump and his ilk “Christians” any more than they suggest that ISIS terrorists are Muslim. Just because some guy fake-prays or boasts about his “Christian” upbringing, does not mean he adheres to Christian values–Hitler was raised a Lutheran. Politicians tell hurting people what they want to hear. They prey on their needs. However, I look at Trump–unrepentant fraudster, adulterous womanizer, who holds racist values, and say NOPE. He’s no more a Christian than Mickey Mouse is a real mouse. I can say that without judgement because Scripture warns us to look at our leaders skeptically, to check their facts, and to recognize them “by their fruit.” It is what it is.

    Second, racism is a SIN! If one adheres to racist beliefs and is unrepentant, then that person is in direct conflict with the teachings of Christ. Jesus warned His disciple Peter that his immortal soul was in danger because Peter was bigoted against Samaritans. Jesus also spoke out against fanaticism and religious persecution. Christians are required by Jesus to hold the worldview of “whosoever will.” Jesus established that everyone is everyone’s neighbor. Everyone. Where does “everyone” leave any room for racism?

    So, why did Evangelical Christians vote for Trump? I can’t explain it any further except to say that they are flawed human beings, and are every bit as misinformed or vulnerable as the Atheists, Muslims, Buddhists, Asians, African Americans, rich White men, etc, who also voted for him. It’s a sad state of affairs, but may I offer the suggestion that Trump is meeting a very nagging human need somewhere, but if this need can be identified and ministered to in a purposive way, then the “Trumps” in this world will be out of business. I hope my response helped in part to answer your question. 🙂

    (Sorry for the long-windedness.)

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