I don’t like to write too much about politics. I don’t find that having political debates gets people to come together and solve problems. More often than not, politics divides people and rather than being two sides with differing opinions, we become enemies who lash out at each other. However, every now and then I come across a quote from someone regarding politics that I feel deserves a bigger audience to have some meaningful discussion. This time, politics (a topic I don’t write about) and religion (a topic I write about all the time) have come together into one ridiculous assertion.
For anyone who isn’t aware, Sarah Sanders, daughter of conservative Pastor Mike Huckabee, is the White House press secretary for President Donald Trump. She is also a conservative Christian. In a recent interview with CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network), she said this:
“I think that God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times, and I think that God wanted Donald Trump to be president and that’s why he’s there.”
Not only does she think God is real and involved in our lives, she also thinks that he personally selected Donald Trump to be President of the United States. I am not going to take a political position on this, but I will say that a good and just god taking the side of someone who once said you can “grab a woman by the p***y” is not very likely. However, if God is not good, moral, just or benevolent and instead is okay with the mistreatment of women and bigotry, then maybe he would condone some of the president’s actions and place him on his throne in the Oval Office. Maybe Trump mixed in some “locker room talk” in his prayers and he and God shared a giggle. Who knows?
Sanders also said this in her interview with CBN:
“I think he has done a tremendous job in supporting a lot of the things that people of faith really care about.”
I am no longer a Christian, but I can tell you that a lot of what Trump says goes against what I was taught about morality and decency. There are some positive things that have happened in our country with him as president, but who deserves the credit for that? Trump? Obama? God himself? If you believe Sarah Sanders, all is going according to God’s plan.
You can view the entire interview here: