Remember when the White House had faith?
"But as Christians, we believe that redemption can be delivered — by faith in Jesus Christ. And the possibility of redemption can make straight the crookedness of a character; make whole the incompleteness of a soul. Redemption makes life, however fleeting here on Earth, resound with eternal hope." - Barack H. Obama
Fast forward to today’s White House, with a man who is undoubtedly one of the most religiously illiterate and thoroughly secular presidents in American history.
Those on the right have been using religion to criticize the White House for years. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney once accused Obama of seeking to “take God out of my heart,” and other Republicans suggested Obama was waging a “war on religion.” Obama was falsely accused of “ending the National Day of Prayer,” while in fact not only did he continue to recognize it, but his Department of Justice defended the day from a lawsuit from a secular activist and won.
Meanwhile, where is the breathless hand-wringing over Trump’s lack of church attendance? Weren’t we told he had a miraculous conversion experience in the run-up to the election?
Indeed. 'Christian' evangelicals have been seriously snookered. The falseness of Trump was and is readily apparent. Yet for 'Christian' evangelicals, it seems the hallmark of 'The X-Files' trumped [I could not resist] common sense and observable fact.
I remember attending a 'National Day of Prayer' shindig here in The Smile Hi. Yep. Down at the Santa Fe Plaza. Our own Tony Bolen foamed in Outraged!™ fury at how the closet Muslim was going to end the National Day of Prayer. Obama never did any such thing; there is absolutely no evidence that he even remotely considered such a thing ... but that didn't faze Bolen nor those of his ilk, and they were and are legion.
So where is the evidence of Ol' Heel Spurs marvelous (some might say 'miraculously convenient') conversion experience?
How is that 'Christian' conviction Ol' Heel Spurs claims to possess translating into behaviors and accomplishments in the government?
I'll tell you how.