I have to say this AGAIN IN CAPS to my Evangelical friends:
WHEN YOU MAKE IT ALL ABOUT ABORTION, YOU END UP WITH TERRIBLE, DESPICABLE CANDIDATES WHO KNOW YOU HAVE NO OTHER STANDARDS.
Had Evangelicals looked at the candidates in Alabama in the primary, they would have selected Luther Strange, who would have won this election.
But because Evangelicals are wedded to the idea that abortion is the Worst Possible Sin (and yet not mentioned in the Bible!), they end up being manipulated and owned by the party that will put up the NASTIEST and MOST ODIOUS candidates, but who are “pro-life”. ROY MOORE IS A DESPICABLE CHILD MOLESTER, a man who disobeys the Bible in his life, who would put black Americans back into chattel slavery, take the vote away from women, take civil rights away from gay Americans, and block Muslims from holding elected office.
HE IS A TERRIBLE, EVIL, ODIOUS MAN, and Evangelicals overwhelmingly supported him. GROSS AND DISGUSTING.
Evangelicals bet everything on this, denying the reports, denying the witnesses, denying their own damn minds and their own moral sense to put it all on the line for Roy Moore and Donald Trump.
It was the worst of all possible choices, with the worst of all possible outcomes.
Now, two generations of Americans have witnessed our apostasy and backsliding, have seen that the power of the Cross means NOTHING to us when there’s a Senate seat and a Supreme Court seat up for grabs.
We have broken over the false promise of political power.
Now all of us—faithful and disobedient, conservative and liberal, white and people of color—all who call on Jesus as Lord and Savior must make the effort to heal this chasm of faithlessness and disobedience, this lust for power and for control, this damnable bearing of false witness about the power of our faith.
While I’m glad Doug Jones won for many many reasons, one reason is to demonstrate to us, we who are Evangelicals, that it is always true that when Christians aim for power they aim to destroy the Cross.