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Bishop of Liverpool on “uncritical” evangelical support for President Trump

Bishop of Liverpool on “uncritical” evangelical support for President Trump

The bishop of Liverpool, Paul Bayes, told the Guardian some religious leaders of “colluding with a system that marginalises the poor.”

He told the Guardian,

… “self-styled evangelicals” risked bringing the word evangelical into disrepute, and added there was no justification for Christians contradicting God’s teaching to protect the poor and the weak.

“Some of the things that have been said by religious leaders seem to collude with a system that marginalises the poor, a system which builds walls instead of bridges, a system which says people on the margins of society should be excluded, a system which says we’re not welcoming people any more into our country.

“Whenever people say those kinds of things, they need to be able to justify that they’re saying those things as Christians, and I do not believe it’s justifiable.”

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Cynthia Katsarelis

That horse left the barn years ago, bishop.

John Madison

I have heard it said in different ways that criticism of Donald Trump is unwarranted because, “…after all, good people voted for him”. True, many good people did vote for him. But practically all bad leaders are put into power by good people who convince themselves that “certain abuses have to be overlooked until things are made right again”, only to be the ones to later exclaim in shock, “…we never thought things would go this far!”

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