Russell Moore, Evangelical Leader, Faces Backlash for Anti-Trump Comments
How dare Roy point out that for some people Christian identity politics are more important than Christian morals and life.
A prominent evangelical leader who harshly criticized Donald Trump during the presidential campaign now faces a backlash from fellow evangelicals who backed Trump.
Russell Moore, who presides over the political arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, called Trump “an awful candidate” and criticized “the old-guard religious right political establishment” for supporting him, notwithstanding Trump’s “serious moral problems” and a Southern Baptist tradition of opposing politicians whose personal behavior is considered un-Christian.
“The religious right,” Moore argued in an October speech, “turns out to be the people the religious right warned us about.” As president of the Southern Baptists’ Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Moore is in charge of his organization’s policymaking and lobbying apparatus.