Donald Trump Seeks To Convert Churches Into Political Campaign Tools, Force Christianity On Everyone Else
This week, Donald Trump held a closed-door meeting with hundreds of Christian priests and preachers. No non-Christian religious leaders were admitted. Atheist leaders weren’t even considered.
No journalists were allowed inside. However, some participants created audio recordings of the event, which they shared with reporters. So, we know quite a bit about what took place at the meeting. The entire event was heavily scripted. Only four hundredths of one percent of the questions that the Christian leaders submitted to Donald Trump were selected by his campaign as worthy of reply.
What emerged from the meeting was a ringing endorsement of Christian theocracy in America.
Trump said to the group that, if he wins the election, he will force the Federal Elections Commission to change its rules, so that churches can enter directly enter the political process, accepting unlimited secret donations from foreign sources, and then using that money to help political candidates get elected. Under Trump’s plan, churches could become little more than political machines, and keep their tax-exempt status. Alternately, political action committees could re-incorporate themselves as churches in order to launder shadow money into the political process. Neither politics nor religion would be elevated as a result.
Yet, Donald Trump’s declared goal wasn’t to use the power of the federal government benefit religion in general, though even that would be an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment. Trump explained to the group of Christian leaders that the fundamental problem facing America is that Christianity in particular is becoming “weaker, weaker, weaker”. Trump’s goal is to promote his own career by convincing the nation’s most powerful Christians that he will be a champion for their religion above all others.
Trump declared that he would support the conversion of public schools into Christian religious institutions, with officially-organized Christian prayers as part of the school day. Trump also told the group of preachers that, if he is elected President of the United States, he will use the power of the Executive Branch of the federal government to ensure that employees at stores greet customers with the phrase “Merry Christmas” and not with the phrase “Happy Holidays”.
Consider what the President of the United States would have to do in order to force private businesses to compel their employees to use only Christian-approved greetings, and you’ll see just how broadly Donald Trump plans to impose theocracy upon the United States of America.
Those Americans who understand that the USA has never been a Christian nation, and that the Constitution was purposefully drafted to prevent a religious takeover of the government, realize that what Donald Trump proposed at his Christian power summit this week is nothing short of a revolutionary overthrow of democracy as we know it. For a person with Donald Trump’s erratic, violent temper to lead such a drastic revolution merits special concern.