American Family Association Column: Evangelical Christians Shouldn’t Vote For “Boastful Lying” Trump

The American Family Association today published a guest column by anti-LGBT activist Michael Brown who declares that evangelical Christians should not vote for Donald Trump because he is a boastful liar. An excerpt:

Should evangelical Christians support Donald Trump as the Republican candidate? I do not see how we can if the Word of God is to be our guide and if it’s important to us that a candidate have a solid moral compass and a biblically based worldview – and I mean to be our president, not our spiritual leader, since we are electing a president, not a pastor or priest. The Scriptures teach that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Luke 6:45), and so Trump’s consistent pattern of reckless speech points to deeper issues which could make him unfit for the office of the presidency.

I’m not just talking about his silly attacks on Megyn Kelly (blood), Carly Fiorina (face), and Marco Rubio (sweat) or his more serious attacks on Mexican immigrants (accusing the many of what the few do) and others. I’m talking about his character assault on Ben Carson, comparing him to a child molester who has pathological problems and, most recently, his apparent mocking of the disability of New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski. Worse still, rather than apologizing for his most recent remarks, he claims he is being unfairly attacked for his comments and alleges that he doesn’t even know what Kovaleski looks like. Is he lying?

A disclaimer at the foot of the column says that the AFA doesn’t necessarily endorse the views of its writers. The same disclaimer appears on columns written by their radio host Bryan Fischer.

PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: Michael Brown claims the GOP candidates would not have attended Pastor Kevin Swanson’s “death to gays” convention if they’d know about his views in advance. Michael Brown claims gay activists want Christians thrown into prison. Michael Brown claims that Hillary Clinton is controlled by Satanic homosexuals. Michael Brown claims that the Bible is 100% true except for the parts he doesn’t like. Michael Brown leads a hate march of hundreds of Christians to disrupt Charlotte’s gay pride parade. Michael Brown debuts his book with a video using small children to ridicule gay families.

  • Tom Kidd

    They shouldn’t vote for any of the GOP candidates, if that’s the case.

    • clay

      Yeah, I’m guessing it must be the “boastful” part that’s the problem.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    All hail Pornstache!

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Gave me a little tingle down there

    • Michael Rush
      • Chucktech

        “Oh, mazing grace, how sweet the sound…”

        Well, OK, for all I know, grace does sound sweet when it’s mazing…

      • Soren456

        I’m moved to put a bus token in the collection basket.

      • MDB
        • Michael Rush

          She was just warming up .

        • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

          I think she was singing (‼) in my Metro station a week ago.

      • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

        The only thing that is moved is my stomach.

    • The Larry Mac

      I have to fess up to having a similar ‘stache on this last day of Movember, in fact the “legs” are even longer. But I’d also point out that I can’t wait for my normal scruff to grow back.

      • B Snow

        My nephew grew the same one for Movember! Is that the stylish ‘stache for 2015? I donated but told him I want to see a handlebar next time.

  • Chucktech

    Should evangelical Christians support Donald Trump as the Republican candidate? No. They should just stay home on election day.

    ” …we are electing a president, not a pastor or priest.”

    Ted Cruz, call your office…

    • oikos

      The machines are rigged. Each of their votes goes to Obama for a third term. Staying home makes the most sense.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        More people need to know about that!!

  • Blake Mason

    To which Trump declares…”Michael Brown is a dirty bum!”

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      And a loozah!

  • Katie

    I love watching the right divide itself over Trump.

  • Prion

    .,.

    • bkmn

      And if you don’t like it he will have his lawyers sue you. That seems to be a very common response for tRump.

      • Duh-David

        He will threaten to have his lawyers sue you. Does anyone believe he would actually follow through on any threats or promises?

        • Soren456

          Actually, he is very litigious. That’s part of his reputation, and one reason he is now avoided by potential business partners.

          So, yeah. He may sue you. He may not win, but he is willing to cost you money and cause you trouble. He is an asshole that way.

    • Rambie

      So sad the tRump train is headed off the rails. Carson isn’t nearly as funny and I can already hear all the, “Racist!!!!” cries from the GOP’ers being queued up.

      • yetanotherLaura

        And yet if they’d just look in the mirror….you know they won’t recognize themselves in any racism cries, in spite of what they’ve been saying and doing to the Obamas.

        • Rambie

          Well, introspection is way too complex for them.

          • yetanotherLaura

            I think you mean THINKING is too complex for them.

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  • Blake Jordan

    It is all fun and games, until not enough “sensible” people vote in the 2016 election…

  • MDB

    Nothing says Christmas-luuuuve quite like a pentekkkostal/babbbtist fat-shirt, and lots of microphones, ghee-tars and eelekkktrick keee-bordes.
    hal-lee-lew-yaw !!!!

  • oikos

    Sweet! Can’t wait for tRump to call him out. An opportunity for tRump to get a poll bump. He also has so many other endorsements that cancel this out with the base.

    https://i.imgflip.com/q31ic.jpg

  • Gustav2

    Trump has not enjoyed a great deal of support from Evangelical leaders, the folks he appeals to really don’t go to church. They are Evangelical by tribal identification:

    Marco Rubio Again Leads World Magazine’s Evangelical Insider Survey

    Ted Cruz surged to second place among candidates for President in the survey.

    Marco Rubio continues to enjoy strong support from evangelicals surveyed with 44.8% of the respondents choosing Rubio as their first choice. Cruz increased to around 25% with the rest of the candidates lagging behind. Ben Carson’s stock fell and Donald Trump is near the bottom with apparently one respondent picking Trump.

    The World survey has made some enemies in recent weeks. Ann Coulter exploded about it because Trump isn’t doing better. World’s J.C. Derrick replied to her rant with some facts.

    Although Cruz supporters may take hope in this month’s results, I doubt they will have much more to celebrate. Said plainly, I believe a Cruz nomination assures a Hillary Clinton win. Cruz is not center-right as he implies he is; rather he is far right with supporters who want U.S. law to reflect Old Testament injunctions. He cannot back away from this and maintain any integrity with his base. In the general election, all of the pandering to the right wing fringe will be remembered.

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2015/11/19/marco-rubio-again-leads-world-magazine-evangelical-insider-survey/

  • Tom G

    Gotta pass that Christian Right litmus test.

    • Gustav2

      Only Cruz, Rubio and Kasich pass the test.

      • Herald

        Which reveals just how crazy that test is.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        And we all know they’re not liars or braggarts.

        • Gustav2

          Cruz is a Pentecostal just like his Dad, Rubio goes to a Protestant church on Saturday then a Roman Catholic church on Sunday and Kasich is Anglican (not to be confused with Episcopalian) who reads the Gospel in his church on Sunday…when he isn’t in New Hampshire.

          • TampaDink

            Rubio is also a former (or non active Mormon). I bet if he thought he could gain more followers that he’d join a few other denominations before the primaries begin.

          • Gustav2

            AME next?

          • TampaDink

            Only if he can figure out a way to express that Cuban American lives matter as much as black lives do.

          • McSwagg

            Mormon, huh? Sounds like Rubio changes his religion as often as he changes his underwear.

          • TampaDink

            To his credit (at least for the time being)…at least he doesn’t have a history of changing denomination every time he trades in a wife. (Hello Newt!)

  • bryan

    I hope someone has sent that article to Trump. Why get your hands dirty, when the fascists can destroy each other…

  • bkmn

    I love the right wing religious tests. Everyone gets to play and no one ever wins.

  • Nic Peterson

    Hmmm, we have enjoyed about 6 months of The Donald as candidate. I wonder which of his zany bon mots pushed beyond the limits of biblical world view? Not that it matters, there are enough racist, dumber than Dixie, go to church becuase they have to republicans to keep him in the race.

    • Chucktech

      I’m not sure it was any one thing that is causing loony christers to cast a jaundiced eye at Trump. Rather it’s finally dawning on them that he don’t luv the Jezzy gawd enough. Remember that creepy scene where a gaggle of them tried some kind of laying-on-of-hands/exorcism on The Donald? They’re coming to their dim bulb realization that it didn’t work.

      He’s just not kissing gawd’s ass like he should be by now.

      • Nic Peterson

        Could be that. Sometimes the simplest explanation is the correct one. I was hoping that someone, anyone really, had evaluated the Donald’s rantings. A cursory glance would be enough, really…

  • Gerry Fisher

    tRump has always been boastful (and probably lying). Sooo…why are they voicing their opposition now? Is it because Republican operatives are attempting to circle the wagons against tRump?

    1) It’s about politics and not morals, and 2) Good luck with *that*…where were you 8 months ago?!

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Mr. Brown’s message has been made possible by the underwriters at the RNC.

      • Gerry Fisher

        mmm-hmmm! “talking points” have been issued

    • zhera

      He doesn’t give a shit about all the other who’s been mocked or lied about. That’s why he’s complaining now. If the journalist had been gay though, all we’d hear would be crickets.

    • MichaelJ

      My sense is that the many Evangelicals don’t like or trust, but they do not want to risk alienating him in case he winds up with the nomination.

  • oikos

    Michael Brown is a yuuuuuuge loser.

  • LovesIrony

    and Dr. Frankenstein turns on his monster

  • zhera

    I knew there would be a reaction from christers to the last mocking and lie. They can live with, and agree with, mocking of women, latinos, immigrants, muslims, poor people. Attacks on black people during tRump’s rallies? No problemo. But this last one was one step too far.

    • Chucktech

      Um, I must be brain dead today, do you mean the cripple-mocking? That shouldn’t bother them either.

      • zhera

        I think it would, at least for some.

      • zeddy303

        All families have people who have disabilities, Republican or Democratic. So you will get sympathy for someone getting made fun of. Of course, Trump just is low common denominator for the bully crowd so of course they make fun of everyone that isn’t them

  • “Don’t vote for this Boastful Liar!!! Vote for one of the *other* boastful liars, instead!”

    • Chucktech

      At least they kiss god’s ass, unlike Trump.

    • glass

      Exactly! Vote for a liar, just not the one we don’t endorse. Lying is the moral backbone of the republicans. Without lying they would have nothing to do.

      Oh wait, I forgot about the red cup scandal that is just ripping our nation apart at the seams. O_o

  • bambinoitaliano

    He should go through the dirty dozens of clowns and make a career out of calling someone a liar. Oh wait! He already did.

  • Mike C

    Somebody’s campaign tithed it’s 10% to the AFA this week.

  • Boy Elvis

    Strictly speaking, they’re right; Trump does not represent anything resembling Christian values. However, neither do most Christians.

  • Robincho

    tRump thinks Michael Brown is a dizasstah, and will say so in 3…2…1…

  • Baby Dave

    Yesterday, I went grocery shopping. The aisle end cap was filled with the usual tabloids. I’ve come to expect stories about Liz Taylor coming back as a zombie to fuck a space alien the government has been keeping secret. So naturally, I looked at the covers hoping for some spectacularly inspired bullshit.

    And bullshit there was, though not of the variety I had come to know and love. This time, the cover featured big bold red lettering, “IMPEACH OBAMA”, followed by allegations that he ‘knew about the Paris attacks and did nothing’.

    Later that evening, I joined a good friend at her apartment for dinner. Her roommate is into the whole New Age bullshit, and informed me that he can ‘see the dead’, that he’s placed all manner of protective sells around his house, and offered me the benefits of crystal healing. I calmly explained my atheism and my materialistic point of view. He declared that he had been an atheist too once, smirking as he looked to his roommate for valid proof that he had seen the error of his ways. I found this profoundly insulting, and suggested it was rude of him to dismiss my perspective as a mere juvenile affectation, particularly since I’ve held that point of view longer than he has been alive. His smirk faded, as he launched into a rant about the evils of Obamacare.

    This country has always been batshit. My childhood featured many conspiracy theorists, bullshitters who wanted the glamour of exclusive knowledge, knowing The Secret of it All. I saw them on TV, on the evangelical channel. They’d lean on their brooms at our workplaces, disclosing their status as Someone Who Knows. I’ve heard it all- from chemtrails to the Kennedy assassination to aliens building pyramids to the supposed unconstitutionality of a trial in any court whose flag bore gold fringe. They draw these elaborate diagrams, lines between the Pope, Kermit the Frog, and Lee Harvey Oswald, thumping their finger in outrage, “it’s so simple! Why can’t you SEE?”

    Society does this to us. We’re all expected to have opinions on every little thing. How can we, since its impossible to be an expert on all subjects? We’re afraid someone will realize that we don’t know, because we’ve been told that not knowing is a Bad Thing. People with cameras stick microphones in the face of the Man on the Street, demanding opinions! You must have an opinion!

    So we make shit up. It’s better than exposing our ignorance. In fact, the most difficult lesson for most college students is being able to stand in front of a panel and admitting that you don’t have an answer to a given question.

    Some make a living out of the shit they make up. Erich Von Danniken, L Ron Hubbard, Carlos Castenada. If nobody will read your fantasy fiction, start a religion, they’ll buy it then.

    • ColdCountry

      I hate that “man on the street” shit. Or, “popular opinion says.” I don’t give a flying what some passerby thinks of something that happened so fast he hasn’t processed it yet – not that he was paying attention anyway. Nor do I give a rat’s behind what some uninformed yahoo thinks about something he’s never thought about until someone pokes a camera in his face and asks. But even more, I hate the “how do you feel about…?” “My entire neighborhood was just destroyed by a tornado and I can’t find my dog, how the f*uck do you think I feel?”

      [/rant]

    • Bradford Kelly

      I sincerely like your post. A cogent and intelligent piece. Thank you.

      People don’t like to think that there is no God or there is nothing more than what is here. Its too much for them to handle so they make up facts to go with stories in order to give themselves comfort.

      I get that. I don’t like or respect it but I get it.

      Its when you combine that with guns and violence that the problems start, defending the fantasy to the death is where it gets bad. This is where I get scared.

  • Brian in Valdosta

    If you can’t vote for a Republican candidate because s/he is a boastful liar, then you’d have to vote for a Democrat.

  • Cuberly

    But..but…they had him hold their book and they pat his head to anoint the Dahnald as the chosen one! Hall-U-ye!

    Damn, what a bunch of fickle schmucks.

    http://media.boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/vbaXDR.gif

    http://boingboing.net/2015/09/30/megachurch-televangelists-lay.html

  • zeddy303

    Evangelicals will never win. They couldn’t in the early 90s, they for sure won’t now. But they can sure try hard to get a evangelical person in the white house, but you know who the last person was? Carter!

    • yetanotherLaura

      You forget W. (And trust me, I wish I did, too.) He may have been a total hypocrite, but he also claimed to be an evangelical and endorsed FAR too many of their positions. It will take more than 8 years to undo the damage he did to this country.

      • Dagoril

        I thought W. was a Methodist.

        • yetanotherLaura

          He may have been a Methodist in name — I can’t remember, and have zero interest in researching him — but he sure acted like an evangelical and promoted their cause a LOT. Just look at how many he stuffed into the Department of Justice!

      • zeddy303

        I didn’t really think he was an Evangelical (I could be wrong). Just was okayed by them. More like Rubio might be.

  • Michael Hampton

    Funny. So is Dr. Michael Brown. He is also a boastful liar.

  • TheManicMechanic

    They definitely endorse the view of the writers, else they would not accept their material.

  • ColdCountry

    Well, even a broken clock is right twice a day. Unless it’s a 24 hour clock. Shows it’s possible to come to the correct conclusion even if for the wrong reasons.

  • Dagoril

    Oh, so NOW they start caring about their lying liars! /facepalm

  • anne marie in philly

    it would take YEARS to weed out all da h8ers in the religious denominations!

  • Homo Erectus

    So which liar should they vote for?

  • So its the combination of boasting AND lying that bothers him? Lying is fine and dandy, as is boasting. But Kenny bar the door if both are used in the same speach!

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