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Your Opinion: Have basic tenets of Christianity changed?

Your Opinion: Have basic tenets of Christianity changed?

April 10th, 2019 in Opinion

Michael Brownstein

Jefferson City

Dear editor:

Over the last few months I’ve encountered a new fad in presidents — it seems more than one letter to the editor author feels that God placed President Trump into office and not the people. I say this because I cannot remember this happening before. I don’t remember hearing this about Kennedy or Reagan or Clinton or Carter or either Bush. I especially do not remember reading this in the News Tribune about Obama.

But this is not what I want to write about. What makes this so curious to me is how the authors equate being a Christian with the current president. I just have a few questions: Does this mean it’s now OK to commit adultery? Is it OK to insult individuals again and again without giving them a voice to defend themselves? Is it OK to call all Mexicans rapists and all Muslims haters of Jews? In other words, did the basic tenets of being a Christian modify themselves in some manner unknown to me? President Trump did commit adultery — documented in his divorces. He has used Twitter again and again to degrade and devalue individuals — McCain comes to mind. And, of course, we cannot forget why we need the wall during his time in office or the incredible sexist statements he made about women that were broadcast live before he was elected.

Just wondering.