Theologian Wayne Grudem Renews Support for Trump
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Oct 20
Christian theologian Wayne Grudem has written a recent article in which he renews his previous support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Grudem had previously written a controversial article titled “Why Voting for Donald Trump is a Morally Good Choice.”
However, after the 2005 video of Trump making sexually aggressive comments about kissing and groping women without their consent was released a couple weeks ago, Grudem changed his stance, and condemned Trump’s comments.
However, in his most recent article published on the Townhall website and titled “If You Don’t Like Either Candidate, Then Vote for Trump’s Policies,” Grudem makes the case that both candidates have moral failings, but at least Trump claims to stand for issues important to evangelicals, such as being pro-life, appointing Constitution-supporting Supreme Court Justices, and protecting religious freedom.
Grudem also dismissed the option of voting for a third-party candidate, according to ChristianToday.com:
"And if these are my only two options, then voting for a third-party candidate has the clear effect of helping to elect Clinton, because it is taking my vote away from Trump. That is why the liberal media loved it when I said I was finding it hard to decide,” he wrote.
"Trump has a morally tainted past. I will be voting for him, not with joy but reluctantly because of his deplorable past mistreatment of women. I wish the Republican candidate were someone with a spotless moral reputation (such as Mike Pence). But because anything I do will help elect either Trump or Clinton, these moral objections raised against voting for Trump are not finally persuasive to me. Most of them become even stronger arguments for voting to stop Clinton,” he concluded.
Publication date: October 20, 2016