Dr. Rashad Richey

National TV Political Analyst, Talk Radio Host, Univ. Prof.

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Time for Christian evangelicals to part ways with Trump

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Dr. Rashad Richey

National TV Political Analyst, Talk Radio Host, Univ. Prof.

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As former President Trump vies for another shot at the White House, one loyal demographic he is counting on is white Christian evangelicals. More than 80% of evangelicals backed Trump in the 2020 election, and after endorsing a Louisiana law requiring the Ten Commandments to be displayed in public school classrooms, he’s gearing up for a repeat in 2024.

Watch the video above as Straight Arrow News contributor Dr. Rashad Richey, a Christian himself, reminds viewers what his religion truly stands for and then contrasts Christian values with evangelical political behavior.


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The following is an excerpt from the above video:

You see, I’m a Christian man myself, and I really can’t stand it when you guys hijack my faith, or at least attempt to.

You see, I try to understand the position, the posturing of Christian evangelicals. I try to understand how is it that you all can support an absolute known racist, and racist ideology. The bigotry codified inside of the movement of Christian evangelical movements, well, that’s evident. But where, where has the Christian evangelical movement done something inside of our American context that created inclusion and unity?

Because every time I see Christian evangelicals flex their muscles, they’re doing so in order to promote, proclaim and proudly share how they’ve created another regressive, discriminatory policy, but the discrimination is allowed by law.

Let me give you some examples. Christian evangelicals celebrate when those in the LGBTQ community can legally be discriminated against, or perhaps when someone engages in unfair treatment against others in the workplace, how they are not held accountable for it, because you cannot prove exacting racism, even though the markers are there. When has the movement of Christian evangelicals created a unifying policy, solved an actual problem and delivered for everyday Americans?

Can I talk to Christian evangelicals just for a moment? You say, I’m a Christian man myself, and I really can’t stand it when you guys hijack my faith, or at least attempt to. You see, I tried to understand the position, the posturing of Christian evangelicals. I try to understand how is it that you all can support absolute known racist and racist ideology? The bigotry codified aside of the movement of Christian evangelical movements? Well, that’s evident. But where, where has the Christian evangelical movement, done something inside of our American context that created inclusion in Unity? Because every time I see Christian evangelicals flex their muscles, they’re doing so in order to promote, proclaim and proudly share how they’ve created another regressive, discriminatory policy. But the discrimination is allowed by law. Let me give you some examples. Christian evangelicals celebrate when those in the LGBTQ community can legally be discriminated against, or perhaps when someone engages in unfair treatment against others in the workplace, how they are not held accountable for it, because you cannot prove exacting racism, even though the markers are there. When has the movement of Christian evangelicals, created a unifying policy, solved an actual problem? And delivered for everyday Americans? I’m trying to find the policy if you know, some let me know. Because the movement as I see it, they celebrate and taken away a woman’s right to choose taken away a woman’s right to interstate travel. Yes, that is a constitutional right, taking away the rights of those who exercise their right to vote. That’s a protected right in the US Constitution. But you got go to run to Satan, who decides to create around a posse to arrest individuals who were under the impression that they could register to vote while being on felony parole or probation because they were told they could. You see, these things are not congruent to common sense to me. We’re supposed to read the same Bible. The Bible that I read tells me that God is love. So when I operate in love operating God, the Bible that we both read says what love is we don’t have to even guess it’s an open book exam. It provides the answer Love is patient. Love is long suffering. Love does not boast on his own. Love forgives. What happened to those sentiments that come directly from the Scripture? And why are people calling Trump the second coming of Christ? How did this happen? Because according to Scripture, the individuals that come in the name of Christ are providing the antithesis of Christ. They are anti the Messiah at some point, when will the Christian evangelical movement align itself to the actual freeing teachings, the teachings that provide illumination freedom? When will that happen inside of the Christian evangelical movement? I’m asking for a friend

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