Posted: March 15, 2016
Donald Trump's rallies have repeatedly turned violent, egged on by the candidate's own rhetoric about "roughing up" and "kicking the crap out of" protestors. So why did a college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America just host a Trump rally?
Lutherans are on the record opposing nearly everything Donald Trump stands for, but Lutheran bishops refrained from urging Lenoir-Rhyne University to cancel the event.
Instead of condemning Trump's rhetoric and violence as beyond the bounds of reasonable political or religious discourse, the church's presiding bishop merely wrote that "we don't cut off debate."
With Trump hurtling towards the Republican nomination, Christian leaders need to be crystal clear that his campaign is fundamentally incompatible with the gospel of Jesus Christ - and demand that church institutions refrain from having anything to do with him.
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