Potty-mouthed, pro-gay Trump alienates Christian fundies
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump won’t get to air his views before students at at least one Christian university in the US because because of his frequent use of the ‘F-bomb’.
During his town hall rally in Portsmouth on Thursday, while speaking of companies that relocate overseas in order to receive tax breaks, Trump declared:
And you can tell them to go fuck themselves!
Later, when decrying island-building in the South China Sea, he proclaimed that the Chinese are “ripping the shit out of the sea,” which generated laughter from the audience.
Commenting on Trump’s use of expletives, Dr Everett Piper of Oklahoma Wesleyan University said that Trump’s life does not comport with Christianity.
Anyone who calls women ‘pigs,’ ‘ugly,’ ‘fat’ and ‘pieces of [expletive]’ is not on my side. Anyone who has been on the cover of Playboy and proud of it, who brags of his sexual history with multiple women and who owns strip clubs in his casinos is not on my side.
I refuse to let my desire to win ‘trump’ my moral compass. I will not sell my soul or my university’s to a political process that values victory more than virtue. No, Donald Trump will not be speaking at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
Some have remarked that Trump has used more profanity than any other candidate they have seen run for the office of president. The Washington Post reported in December:
Over the course of his time on Twitter, including in some cases after he announced his presidential candidacy, Trump has tweeted or retweeted profanity on his account more than 100 times.
And radio show host radio host Dennis Prager wrote in a National Review article entitled “Donald Trump’s F-Bombs”:
Any fool can curse in public … Leading Republicans need to announce that there is no place in the Republican party for profane public speech …
Nonetheless, Trump has won the support of Jerry Falwell, Jr, above,President of Liberty University which heralds itself as the world’s largest Christian university. Falwell, who endorsed Trump for the presidency two weeks ago and appeared at two Iowa campaign rallies with the candidate last weekend, proclaimed before the thousands of students who attend the university and on national media that Trump’s life does comport with Christianity.
Matthew 7:16 tells us that ‘By your fruits you shall know them’. Donald Trump’s life has borne fruit. Fruit that has provided jobs to multitudes of people, in addition to the many he has helped with his generosity.
In my opinion, Mr. Trump lives a life of loving and helping others as Jesus taught in the Great Commandment.
Conservatives have something else to be dismayed about: Trump’s new-found passion for gay rights.
According to this Queerty report, he told a lesbian publisher in New Hampshire on Thursday that the American people will see “more forward motion” on gay equality under his presidency, citing it as a part of his effort to bring people together.
Trump was interviewed in Exeter by Susan O’Connell, the publisher of Bay Windows, New England’s largest publication for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender readers.
She told Trump:
I’m a lesbian. And we’ve had some great progress for the gay and lesbian community through politics, through all sorts of judicial actions and elected actions over the past 20 years. When President Trump is in office can we look for more forward motion on equality for gays and lesbians?
Well, you can. And look, again, we’re going to bring people together, and that’s your thing, and other people have their thing … We have to bring all people together, and if we don’t we’re not going to have a country anymore. It’s going to be a total mess. It’s a mess right now, and it’s going to be worse. So, it’s a very important choice this presidential year – very important – maybe the most important we’ve had in many, many decades. And I’m going to bring people together.
Queerty acidly commented:
Did you hear that gay people? Donald Trump wants to you have ‘your thing’. And other people can have ‘their thing’. In Donald Trump’s America, everyone can have ‘their thing’… so long as they aren’t Mexican, Muslim, disabled, and so on, and so on…
Either Trump has had a complete 180-degree change of heart since he boasted that he absolutely, positively does not support same-sex marriage in 1999… and in 2000… and in 2011… and in 2013… Or he’s just trying to appeal to New Hampshire voters, of which 67 percent say they support same-sex marriage.
Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter, who told reporters last year that Jesus would support gay marriage, said last week that he would prefer Trump for president over Ted Cruz because he finds Trump to be “malleable,” meaning pliable or able to be influenced or swayed. He called Cruz “far right wing” and lamented that he is not “malleable” on the issues.
Trump has proven already that he is completely malleable. I don’t think he has any fixed positions that he would come to the White House and fight for.