It was a stunning victory. Despite the bias of the liberal press, the lack of support from his party’s big hitters, and Hillary Clinton’s professional, well-oiled campaign machine, Donald Trump emerged the winner on Election Day. I do not know about anyone else, but I was surprised.
Polls revealed that approximately eighty percent of white evangelicals voted for Trump, and in the post-election they made no effort to hide their joyous celebrations. I think they were just as surprised as me.
In contradistinction, Clinton’s supporters have done nothing to hide their disappointment over her loss, whining and protesting the outcome of our democratic process. I think they were just as surprised as me also.
In the wake of the election many question how Christians could so strongly support a man so lacking in Christian character and who is unapologetically immoral. A recent article in the Washington Post, titled “What is a Christian,” highlights this kind of thinking and shines a spotlight on the bias of a liberal press.
I think it is unwise to try and judge an electorate’s Christianity based on the outcome of a political contest, but that did not stop the Washington Post. People, believers and unbelievers, cast their ballots based on a host of reasons that have nothing to do with faith. Donald Trump was not elected on the white evangelical vote alone.
More importantly, and though the percentage was smaller, why didn’t the Washington Post question the Christianity of those who voted for Clinton? She defends Planned Parenthood’s harvesting, and selling to the highest bidder, body parts of aborted babies, supports abortion on demand, and sanctions same-sex marriages just as immoral as Donald Trump’s adulterous affairs.
The truth is neither political party gave us a clear moral choice. But the bigger question here is, why many in the media, like the Washington Post, question the Christianity of Trump’s supporters, but not the Christianity of Clinton’s supporters? The only explanation is the unmitigated bias that exists in liberal journalism.
I thought it was a mater of journalistic ethics to be fair and objective when reporting the news, but we are increasingly subjected to more opinion and commentary than we are information. One exit poll said fifty-three percent of white women voted for Trump, but no one is asking, “What is a white woman?” One thing the Washington Post can count on is genuine Christianity will not be defined by the bias of a liberal press.
In his Sermon on the Mount, specifically Matthew 7:1-5, Jesus decries hypocritical judgment. One of the dangers of hypocritical judgments are the tables can be turned on you. Jesus said, “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged,” Matthew 7:1-2.
So here is my question, why is the Washington Post asking its readers, “What is a Christian?” when they should be asking themselves, “What is a journalist?”