Russell Moore Warned About Donald Trump in 2013
May 20, 2016
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Back in 2013 Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention warned against aligning Christianity with the Republican party, adding a few jabs against Glenn Beck and Donald Trump becoming the faces of the party and dragging down the Gospel with them. Today, Moore has continued to level his critique of Trump, calling him a moral relativist and a misogynist.
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Why this story matters for church leaders:
Russell Moore has been one of the leading voices in the Southern Baptist Convention arguing against the peril of aligning Christianity with a political party.
- Who is the face for the faith? Moore has argued that political leaders cannot stand as the face for Christianity. The Gospel cannot be mixed with political affiliations.
- The Changing Political Future: Regardless of party loyalty, Moore’s points are critical: Christians cannot control the direction that a political groups takes. Alliances with political groups are risky.
- Moore to the Point: Moore has been particularly outspoken against the moral failures of Trump who has appealed beyond working class voters to white supremacist groups and advocated for torturing enemies.
How can your church put the Gospel first in a divisive political season?
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