Trying to figure out why Evangelicals support President Donald Trump is a question of the ages. Evangelicals are an intolerant religious group, a branch of Christianity that demands fidelity and absolute morality. Maybe it has to do with his support for trying to restore greatness to white people, or that he selected a puritanical fundamentalist as his vice-president, but it just shows how hypocritical evangelicals can be.
Then CPAC Happened
Evangelicals’ moral code seemed to change at CPAC over the weekend when conservative writer and a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center Mona Charen spoke out against Republican’s hypocrisy on the issue of sexual harassment. Fearless and unconcerned with a hateful reaction from the extremely hateful audience, Charen called them “hypocrites” for overlooking all of Trump’s infidelities.
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Charen, a senior fellow for the Ethics & Public Policy Center, said:
“I’m disappointed in people on our side for being hypocrites about sexual harassers and abusers of women who are in our party, sitting in the White House, who brag about their extramarital affairs, who brag about mistreating women, and because he happens to have an ‘R’ by his name, we look the other way, we don’t complain.”
Wait, a conservative said something not only factual but actually scrupulous? There must be pigs flying somewhere on earth.
Things got really interesting when Charen laid into Roy Moore. She said:
“The Republican Party endorsed Roy Moore for the Senate in the state of Alabama, even though he was a credibly accused child molester. You cannot claim that you stand for women and put up with that.”
The crowd began to erupt in boos, yelling back at her things like “it’s a lie,” and, “it was a witch hunt.” It’s truly rare to get such candor from a conservative, but we need to give credit where credit is due.
Featured image via Mediaite.