Frank Schaeffer: The Great Evangelical Disaster of 2012
If you think that in their hearts any evangelicals can vote comfortably for what they’d call a heretic or worse, think again.
And so the great evangelical disaster of 2012 is on the way.
And here’s the supreme irony: the man the evangelicals who have hijacked the Republican Party hate most — President Obama — is a faithful married man, good father and professing Christian who has described his born-again experience in detail.
But he’s “liberal,” black and perhaps “not born in America,” or a “Muslim,” or “communist,” or “the Antichrist,” or something else pretty terrible: actually Christ-like in his compassion for the poor!
This is considered a great sin by evangelicals now that most of them are actually followers of Ayn Rand, not Jesus.
So the evangelicals will be voting for either Romney or Gingrich holding their noses. This bodes badly for the Republicans.
In fact some evangelicals may even be forced to sit out the election and/or just deny it’s happening at all just as they already deny global warming.