Love. Joy. Peace. Patience. Kindness. Goodness. Faithfulness. Gentleness. Self-control. If Donald Trump is a "baby Christian," as James Dobson said, then shouldn't we be seeing a teeny, tiny bit of spiritual fruit? And if Trump is not a Christian, is it too much to expect a presidential candidate to have a little bit of decency?
The thing people seem to like most about Trump is the fact that he speaks his mind. Based on his comments (in the past and in the present), it seems that his mind is filled with a lot of immorality, impurity, sensuality, enmity, strife, outbursts of anger, disputes, and dissensions. Again, not exactly what we need in a Commander-in-Chief.
I cannot vote for Donald Trump because he is unfit to be President of the United States of America. No matter who his VP candidate is, no matter who is on his faith advisory board, no matter who else he surrounds himself with. None of those people change who he is. Endorsements from prominent Christians do not make me trust Trump. They make me scratch my head about the endorsers. Wayne Grudem, who previously called Trump "a good candidate with flaws," has backpedaled on that description.
What about the Supreme Court? Republican appointees have held a majority of the seats on the Supreme Court for most years since the 1860s, including the period from 1971 to 2016. A lot of good that's done us.
Though I can't vote for Hillary either, I'm not worried that she is going to make my life miserable in four years or eight years. Despite her flaws, a win for Hillary might actually move us a little closer toward a society where:
- Refugees fleeing civil war and social turmoil are welcomed as neighbors instead of rejected as enemies
- LGBT youth aren't bullied into thinking that suicide is their best option
- African Americans are given a real chance instead of being incarcerated or killed
- Those suffering with mental health issues get compassionate assistance before they hurt themselves or others
- Girls are not belittled or shamed but encouraged to be whatever they want to be
As a white, straight male who inherited a comfortable socioeconomic position, I've got it easy. Hillary Clinton is not a threat to my rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But Donald Trump's attitude and rhetoric are a threat to the rights of a lot of people.
That's not okay. Donald Trump deserves to lose this election.