Southern Baptist’s Russell Moore to Evangelicals: Trump Is Not Your Friend

Dr. Russell D. Moore (photo via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0)
Dr. Russell D. Moore (photo via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0)

In The New York Times this morning, the influential Baptist theologian Russell Moore calls on evangelicals to reconsider their support for Trump. There should be no religious test for office, he tells his fellow Baptists, but a careful scrutiny of character and positions.

Trump’s view of women, he says, is that of a “Bronze Age warlord,” publicly boasting he gets to sleep with some of the “top women of the world” and discarding two wives.

He also points out that Trump ridicules evangelicals, and has even urged that evangelical missionaries not be allowed to return to the U.S. for treatment for Ebola.

Winning is good, but for Christians, it can’t trump love.

Read the whole thing here.

Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at American Principles in Action.