I am well aware of the backlash that I’m about to receive over this piece. And it will be accompanied by a flood of quoted-out of context Bible verses that people have used for millenniums in an effort to excuse bad behavior from consequence or scrutiny. So, if your fingers were poised and ready to hit the send button on that—save it. I’m completely uninterested in knowing how Scripturally illiterate you are.
RINO. A term that people have been using to label people who are anti-Trumpers but originally used to identify people under a category who do not behave as one they claim to be. Because if one doesn’t support the billionaire playboy, one must be a Republican In Name Only. Forget that he isn’t a Republican- that’s just a quiet little sidenote.
This election has brought a far more legitimate term to the table.
CINO. Christians In Name Only. The sector of “evangelicals” who have abandoned every Biblical admonition when seeking a leader and is far more of an appropriate term in this election.
Men and women who I personally know who attend church and teach Sunday School, never miss a Wednesday night service, and pride themselves on tithing- have suddenly decided that their treasured Biblical principles do not apply to their voting habits.
These same men and women have often eviscerated President Obama for being “Muslim” or not being Christian enough are willingly voicing the opinion that they will give “The Donald” the benefit of the doubt because he’s embarrasingly scrounged up the dusty Bible that he picked up in his last hotel room and is shaking it on national television, pandering to shallow Christian thinkers all over the country.
They have lost the ability to think for themselves and have given their wills over to leaders in the Christian community who will go down in history as loosely tied to their convictions, beliefs, and morals and most likely have a mysterious boost in funds in some remote 501c3.
Men like Jerry Falwell Jr and Dr. Robert Jeffress have decided to throw their weight behind electing a man who has bragged that his personal Vietnam was dodging STD’s, conducted multiple affairs that has left him with many splintered families, praises the leader of America’s death culture on a regular basis, Planned Parenthood, cheated and scammed his way to wealth, has owned multiple strip clubs, and brags that he has never felt the need to ask God for forgiveness. This is a man who has been accused of sexual harassment twice as many times as Bill Clinton, a vulgar and profane man without any moral compass to guide any of his decisions, mocks the handicap, has proclaimed that he pushes for revenge as “viciously and violently” that he can, and has routinely verbally degraded women he comes in contact with.
Hillary Clinton should have been the degenerate in this election. But she looks like a Sunday School teacher next to this depraved and debauched man.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Proverbs 29:2
This election has not only shown the world that an astounding number of American Christians are so loosely tied to their beliefs, it’s been a testament to non-believers who are watching us and wondering how we could voluntarily ask for a man like this to represent and preside over our country. People from across the aisle see us as hypocrites with tenuous holds on the beliefs we claim to hold so dear.
CINO. Christians In Name Only… who travel without their principles, give their moral obligation to make solid decisions based upon their convictions over to leaders in the “industry,” and will be responsible for the consequences of putting a Godless ruler in authority over a nation built on Judeo-Christian principles.
Let me be clear. I don’t require a Christian president. But I do require a moral one.