Why I as a Christian have no trouble voting for Trump

Regarding a recent letter regarding “good Bible verse for Trump’s supporters”:

The writer proposes that Christians who support Trump are hypocritical. Perhaps so. If Trump is guilty of all the “un-Christian-like” accusations levied against him, why would a Christian vote for such a man? To answer this, I can only speak for myself.

Why would I blindly put my faith in a media that has been relentless in berating Trump when he was president and now again as a second-term candidate? A media that is owned by his political opponents who are, no doubt, extremely powerful and wealthy.

In any case, although I am a Christian, I believe that church and state must remain separate. So, a candidate’s religious affiliation is not critical unless it is a religion that would dare to advocate a theocracy.

When I observe the state of our union, I see too many families struggling financially, too many people unable to afford homes, too many sleeping on sidewalks, and too many dying of drug addiction and overdose.

Our domestic problems seem to be propagated intentionally by three years of an open, southern border. Bidens’s ideology is deliberately overriding the well-being of our country. And our taxes, used to sustain an unwinnable war with Russia, have brought us to the edge of nuclear devastation.

I’m not sure of Trump’s ability to secure peace and economic stability, but, if I am slapped with being a hypocrite when I vote for him, so be it.

Dan Palmer

Lynnwood

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