U.S. Evangelicals Change Their Mind: Personal Ethics of Politicians Not Important Anymore

ballot-pd-compressed(Evangelical Focus) In 2011, only 30% of white evangelical Protestants in the USA would support a politician who commits immoral acts in their personal life. Five years later, the statistic has changed drastically.

A new survey published by New York Magazine shows that 72% of white evangelical Protestants in the USA “now believe elected officials can behave ethically even if they have committed transgressions in their personal lives.”

The article points out that five years ago, “white evangelical Protestants were the most heavily Republican voting bloc in the country, and also its most moralistic (…) But Donald Trump has changed all that. Today, white evangelical Protestants are the least moralistic cohort of voters.”

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  • Amos Moses

    HEADLINES ECHO, THAT THE U.S. HAS BECOME THE HABITATION OF DEVILS- Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird…………….

    • Nidalap

      I HAVE wondered if America is found in prophesy in the form of Mystery Babylon…

      • pretap

        Nidalap, “Amerca: Babylon”? I have wondered the exact same thing for a while now. Thanks for posting this out.

  • Amos Moses

    SOURCE: FBI HAS EVIDENCE HILLARY VISITED ‘ORGY ISLAND’
    Huma Abedin said to be cooperating with investigators

  • james blue

    I would say nothing has changed, they were only ever concerned about personal ethics, morality etc. when it’s democrats.

    • Nidalap

      Sure. That’s why Leftists use the tactic of dragging their Republican opponent’s name through the dirt to drive a wedge between them and their base.
      That NEVER works…::Rolls eyes::

      • james blue

        What?

        It doesn’t matter what “the left” does, you either hold your morals/values as a principle or you don’t.

        • Nidalap

          Oh it does matter.
          The only reason they use that tactic is that they’ve found it to be effective.
          If they were only concerned with the ethics/morality of Democrats, such would not have been the case…

          • james blue

            Democrats do not make an issue of the “affair”, they make an issue of the hypocrisy of someone who runs on “family values” who has the “affair”

          • Nidalap

            Heh. The charge of hypocrisy is kind of like showing a cross to the head vampire in the original Fright Night movie. You gotta have faith for that to work.
            You really think it’s better to not even claim to have a moral/ethical standard than to leave yourself open to that charge?
            One way of looking at it, I suppose…

          • james blue

            Upon what do you think I think that?

            I think if you claim to have a moral/ethical standard you should stick to it yourself if you don’t want to leave yourself open to that charge. It isn’t that you have the standards, it’s when you don’t live by them yourself.

          • Oboehner

            The magic “R” cleans away all wrongdoing!!

  • Liberal Elitist

    Conservative Christians support Donald Trump not because the businessman is a Christian, but because Christianity is a business. Pharisees for Trump!

    • Amos Moses

      The Pharisee Card
      You’re here because someone (maybe you) played the Pharisee card. Consider the following, and let’s all remember that if you’re going to play the Pharisee card, you should play it fairly.

      pulpitandpen;org/2014/05/10/the-pharisee-card/

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    If Hillary Clinton is not elected as US President, less number of unborn children will die and the advancement of West’s Sodomy will slow down a bit. But as long as the Westerners think immorality is okay, mankind’s future seems bleak. Present Planet Earth has no good guy like the yesteryears’ Christian America and proper Christian British. The great Western Christiandom is being overpowered by sexual immorality and infanticide and suicide. There is no valuing of life apart from Christianity.

    • james blue

      Actually abortion has been falling during democratic presidencies.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Someone revealed PP’s Nazi practices. Abortion needs to be abolished. Democrats support abortion.

  • Robert

    If you did not watch Lou Dobbs when he had on Billy Grahams grand daughter you missed a great interview on why christian moms are voting for Trump.She was wonderful .She stated exactly why .Christian freedom and what future supreme court progressive liberal judges if appointed would do about that.It’s no secrets H Clinton is a threat to our Christians freedoms we still are able to enjoy.

  • Becky

    Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. 1 John 2:15-17

  • Becky

    Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
    Colossians 3:2

  • Becky

    For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says: “Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” Ephesians 5:8-14

  • Becky

    We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one. 1 John 5:19

  • Becky

    For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness”; and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” 1 Corinthians 3:19-20

  • pretap

    America, just about over that ‘cliff’ now.

    • Amos Moses

      we are over the cliff and falling …… many do not want to acknowledge it ….. nor do they recognize it …… waiting for the sudden stop ………..

  • Rick

    Personal ethics is critical of a nominee. The dilemma is, what does an evangelical voter do when both candidates are ethically amoral? The first thought is the lesser of two evils. What is so disturbing is we had professing christians running for office and they were not supported by the evangelical community. The topics of immigration reform and gun control seemed to be priorities over quiet solid reform concerning the core values we represent. Now, we face the reality of a radical abortionist and godless tyrant taking office on the heals of the most liberal president in the history of our country.
    Politics aren’t broke……the people are.

  • Liberal Elitist

    “The bottom line here is that Donald Trump is a mean-spirited, vindictive man virtually devoid of character. He is worthy of no respect. Evangelicals, and evangelical leaders in particular, should get as far away from this man as they can as soon as they can. We are far past the point where any evangelical can in good conscience defend or excuse this man’s character and behavior.

    Jesus said, ‘You will recognize them by their fruits’ (Matthew 7:20). I’ve seen enough of Donald’s Trump diseased orchard to last me a lifetime.”

    — Bryan Fischer, March 2016