Dennis Prager on the folly of believing Trump to be immoral

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That the editor of Christianity Today thinks the president’s personal flaws, whatever they might be, are more important than all the good he has done for conservatives, for Christians, for Jews, for blacks and for America tells us a lot … about Galli and the decline of Christian moral thought.

The editor-in-chief of Christianity Today, Mark Galli, wrote an editorial calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

In my view, this editorial only serves to confirm one of the sadder realizations of my life: that religious conviction guarantees neither moral clarity nor common sense.

The gist of the editorial — and of most religious and conservative opposition to President Trump — is that any good the president has done is dwarfed by his character defects.

This is an amoral view that says more about Galli than it does about the president. He and the people who share his opinion are making the following statement: No matter how much good this president does, it is less important than his character flaws.

Why is this wrong?

First, because it devalues policies that benefit millions of people.

And second, because it is a simplistic view of character.

I do not know how to assess a person’s character — including my own — outside of how one’s actions affect others. Since I agree with almost all of President Trump’s actions as president and believe they have positively affected millions of people, I have to conclude that as president, Trump thus far has been a man of particularly good character.

Of course, if you think his policies have harmed millions of people, you will assess his character negatively. But that is not what never-Trump conservatives or Christians such as the Christianity Today editor-in-chief argue. They argue that his policies have indeed helped America (and even the world), but this fact is far less significant than his character.

In the words of Galli: “(I)t’s time to call a spade a spade, to say that no matter how many hands we win in this political poker game, we are playing with a stacked deck of gross immorality and ethical incompetence.”

This rhetorical sleight of hand reflects poorly on Galli’s intellectual and moral honesty.

Galli and every other Christian and conservative opponent of the president believe their concerns are moral, and that the president’s Christian and other conservative supporters are political.

This is simply wrong.

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I find Bernie Sanders’ policies to be immoral. Deeply.

19 Comments on Dennis Prager on the folly of believing Trump to be immoral

  1. I just read that 200 clergy signed a letter in protest to this guy’s editorial. I don’t know a thing about him except that he would build a factory in fantasyland. H/T Joe Dan

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  2. You know what is immoral? Assholes who want to fundamentally change America by bringing in every dirtbag from every craphole in the world.

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  3. I spoke to a Catholic priest a while ago who
    was one of these Trump haters. He made no attempt
    to see how Trumps’ actions actually defended
    the unborn and the sanctity of marriage.
    Hearing a trained priest judging a man by his
    words and his enemies hate, not by his actions,
    was a very unsettling experience.

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  4. It’s called the nirvana fallacy. If something or someone isn’t perfect, they are completely bad and must be rejected. A favorite argument of Soros puppets.

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  5. …there’s a couple of things that can be said to these moral arbiters, and neither of them by ME…

    “4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
    5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
    6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
    7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
    8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
    9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
    John 8:4-9

    …you’re not sinless. Jesus knows it. Why don’t YOU? We will have NO sinless leader until Jesus comes back, so it’s a ridiculous basis to condemn him alone on.

    “20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

    21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

    22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

    23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
    Romans 3:19-23

    ALL have sinned. Even YOU, EditorBoy. NONE are worthy from a “sin” standpoint. What MAN can do better?

    “16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

    17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.”
    Matthew 19:16-17

    …Even JESUS would not allow himself to be called “good” on Earth. And YOU think you’re a better judge of righteousness than the Lord? Don’t think so, sorry…

    …so, maybe you should read a bit more Bible and a bit less Never Trump propaganda, if you want to impeach the President for being sinful.

    …somehow, I suspect the Lord won’t back your position.

    Perhaps that’s why you haven’t ASKED Him.
    “In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.”
    Luke 12

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  6. I didn’t vote for Trump because he was a good man. Honestly I felt he was our only hope being a Washington outsider and successful business man. Morality takes a backseat to patriotism when it comes to saving the country from the progressive global socialist. At first I was a bit concerned about his style but have seen in it his ability to get things done and have truly grown to love and respect the man. The impeachment fiasco means nothing other than that he has been effective in driving change for the people who voted for him and will do so again. TDS is real,no one is perfect and Epstein didn’t kill himself.

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  7. Some would say he’s not a nice guy. Not presidential, won’t stop Tweeting. I DON’T care. Yes, no one is perfect, SO what’s your point? You know what matters? He’s getting it done even with the dogs nipping at his heals.
    An outsider that just isn’t bound to the pols. If nobody is perfect why do they hold people to their own standard when it suits them?
    They can’t understand why people love Trump. Because we have been lied to for so long then someone comes along and is from the outside and is turning their world upside down. Let them pound sand.

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  8. Over and over again in the Bible God used imperfect people to get things done. Many times because of their flaws.

    For such a time as this comes to mind.

    And one more thing, there’s only ever been one perfect person so if that’s what they’re looking for in LEADERS… they’ll always be looking and never finding.

    🙄

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  9. Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Romans 13:1

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  10. Samson was a man of base character and flippantly immoral, especially considering his status as a Nazerite. Yet God chose him as the instrument to rescue His people from bondage. Never-Trump Christians would despise Samson, and I wonder if these modern day Pharisees would have also rejected Christ.

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