Tony Perkins, leader of the evangelical Family Research Council recently said that Trump gets a "mulligan" on his alleged affair(s) because evangelicals "were tired of being kicked around by Barack Obama and his leftists. And I think they are finally glad that there’s somebody on the playground that is willing to punch the bully.”
A few comments.
1. Good for Perkins giving Trump a mulligan and/or do-over. Can we give mulligans to most of the prisoners in our current prison system as well? At least the ones that are only in there because they are black? Oh and also mulligans to Hillary Clinton? And, probably, Barack Obama for his ruthless kicking them around?
2. Christians should never be kicked around. Definitely agree. I'm trying to think of a time when Jesus was kicked around but I just can't. He's got a great point. I'll keep trying to think of something of some kind of story where Jesus illustrates that sometimes empires and religion kick you around...
3. I think if there's one thing we can all agree on it's that Jesus was definitely all for punching playground bullies. No doubt about that one. Equally obvious, and illustrated by great leaders throughout history is that the best way to promote change is to punch someone.
Reasons 7645, 7646, 7647 why Christianity is a) a joke b) uninspiring c) losing more people every day.
One more from Perkins. “Look, Christianity is not all about being a welcome mat which people can just stomp their feet on.”
One more from me. "Look, if this is how you understand Christianity, please leave fast. There are far better ways to life and spirituality, I promise."