Rick Perry, Who Once Called Trump a "Cancer,"Now Says He is the "Chosen One"
Energy Secretary and former Governor of Texas, Rick Perry told Fox & Friends that he believes President Trump is the “chosen one.” That is quite a change of heart. In 2015 Perry offered this rather sagacious appraisal of "Trumpism:"
Perry: "He offers a barking carnival act that can be best described as Trumpism: a toxic mix of demagoguery, mean-spiritedness and nonsense that will lead the Republican Party to perdition if pursued."
"Let no one be mistaken – Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded."
Perry now claims to have seen the light. Trump is no longer a mean-spirited demagogue; he has been chosen by God to lead the nation like the kings of the Old Testament.
Perry via Patheos.com: "… God used imperfect people all through history. King David wasn’t perfect, Saul wasn’t perfect, Solomon wasn’t perfect. And I actually gave the president a little one-pager on those Old Testament kings about a month ago. And I shared it with him. I said, “Mr. President, I know there are people that say, you know, you were the chosen one. And… I said… you were! If you’re a believing Christian, you understand God’s plan for the people who rule and judge over us on this planet and our government”…
Trump tends to corrupt pretty much everything he touches, and he has turned weak men like Perry, Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz into piteous sycophants. Most, however, have stopped short of comparing the President to Solomon.
Perry's "chosen one" nonsense undermines and trivializes Christianity, and demonstrates that Perry needs to pick up a copy of the New Testament and read the Sermon on the Mount. Trump represents the antithesis of everything Jesus preached.
But Perry isn't alone. The affinity that conservative Christians have for Donald Trump looks more like a cult every day. Billy Graham's son, evangelical leader Franklin Graham gave an interview recently that reinforced a growing perception within right-wing Christian circles that opposition to President Trump isn't driven by political ideology, but instead represents a struggle between good and evil in spiritual terms.
And Evangelicals wonder why young people are abandoning the Church.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content