That sounds like regular old hypocrisy to me Kady… Whether it is practiced by ancient Jews or modern Christians. Just because it is old hat doesn’t make it less hypocritical.
At the end of the day, what this is can only be defined in one way: People on the outside of evangelical Christianity are demanding that evangelical Christians think and behave the way those outside want them to, lest they suffer the fate of being called “hypocrites.”
Doesn’t work for me. I’ve had my fill of people telling me, as a Muslim, for a decade and a half now, what I should and should not do or say in order to get the approval of the rubes who know nothing of my religion. It’s been pushed in my face from both the “conservatives” (who hate me a lot less than the liberals think they do) and the “liberals” (who sneer at my beliefs while pretending to support me).
So, I think I’ll stick up for the Christians to have the world view that they choose, and not listen to demands that they have the world view that others think they should have.
Of course human beings will set aside their morality to achieve their ends, but what makes these ones ‘evangelical’ is that they also preach adherence to that which they are ignoring, and that is the very definition of hypocrisy.
Hypocrisy would be evangelicals actually APPROVING of Trump’s sin. I haven’t seen that. What I see is them approving of his CANDIDACY and supporting him as President, but no indication of any approval of his behavior.
You’re conflating the two, assuming that approving of his candidacy is the same as approving of his sins. Doesn’t work like that.
A vote for him was a vote for white supremacy, climate change denial AND abortion-hating supreme court justices.
Do you seriously think that the 62M people who voted for him, more or less, would agree with your implied assumption that Trump is a white supremacist?
That’s quite a leap.