Hypocrisy is as old as humanity, but even hypocrisy has a weight limit.
Donald Trump received the votes of four in five white evangelicals or born-again Christians.
Christian conservatives are now inextricably tied to an incoming president with a long, public history of exploiting the weak, and no documented history of charity, faith or Christian communion or witness.
They have endorsed a first lady whose modeling career included a pornographic photo shoot described by the Trump friendly New York Times as “girl on girl.”
Even among the plastic porcelain saints of the religious right, Trump is a heavy burden to bear.
Trump’s regular shocks to decency along with an expected Republican assault on funding for the poor, will outrage both secular liberals and those of us on the religious left.
Marie Griffith, director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis, said: “It will be years before we can understand the magnitude of what just happened in the 2016 election. In the meantime, we cannot normalize hate, misogyny, xenophobia nor discrimination based upon one’s sexual preference that has been afforded the power platform of the bully pulpit.”
We must stand against this unfortunate circumstance that has been brought about by well meaning people and remember the old saying, “that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.”