Hemant Mehta reports at The Friendly Atheist:
While much of the political conversation this week has centered around Donald Trump‘s open bigotry and racism against four Democratic congresswomen of color, it was something else he said that got the attention of a lot of conservative Christians. Trump, twice, said the word “Goddamn.”
West Virginia State Sen. Paul Hardesty, a self-described “conservative Democrat” and 2016 “Trump supporter,” sent a letter to Trump calling him out on the language:
“I am appalled by the fact that you chose to use the Lord’s name in vain on two separate occasions, when you went off the prompter during your speech. There is NO place in society — anywhere, anyplace and at anytime — where that type of language should be used or handled. Your comments were not presidential. I know in my heart that you are better than that.”
Hit the link for a dozen examples of the hundreds of complaining tweets, not one of which mentions Glorious Leader’s serial adultery or compulsive lying.
I was very disappointed that you felt the need to use the Lord’s name in vain at last nights rally. you are better than this and I pray you will never do it again, otherwise I have no choice as a conservative Christian than to no longer support you. Please apologize to everyone.
— birdseye54 (@RobinCh43620196) July 18, 2019
I have been a supporter since the 2016 election..I voted for you then and really want to in 2020..but please stop taking the Lord’s name in vain. It is extremely offensive to Christians, my husband and I had to turn the tv off. Please stop
— Sherri (@SherriSevert5) July 18, 2019