Americans United - Trump Endangers National Security, and the Religious Right Just Yawns
Rob Boston of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State points out the Religious Right’s incredible hypocrisy and lack of concern for the well being of the American people, when it comes to the actions of Donald Trump. I challenge any one who supports these people and their agenda to discredit what Boston wrote.
Let’s engage in a thought experiment: Pretend that it’s May of 2009, and Barack Obama, who has been president for a few months, has just shared some highly classified intelligence with the Russians. Let’s say this material has damaged America’s standing with our allies, exposed sources to possible retaliation and jeopardized the war on terror.
What do you think the leaders of Religious Right groups would be saying? My guess is they’d be calling for his impeachment, if not outright imprisonment.
So what have they said about President Donald J. Trump, who is accused of doing the very thing I’ve outlined above?
Nothing. Zilch. Radio silence.
Like other Religious Right leaders, Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, has been silent on President Donald Trump’s decision to share highly classified information with Russia.
I get daily emails from a number of Religious Right groups. The American Family Association (AFA) issues regular bulletins through its OneNewsNow “news” service. Yesterday’s lead story was headlined, “Trump praised for voter fraud inquiry.”