THEY’VE GONE MAD: What’s Up With Evangelical Christians’ Presidential Choices?

Written by Karen Serna on November 4, 2015

Let me get straight to the point. Evangelical Christians are schizophrenic, and I can prove it in just a few minutes using logic. Here goes:

One: approximately eight years ago when then Senator Barack Obama was running against Senator John McCain for the White House, Evangelical Christians stayed home in mass because John McCain was not Christian enough. He was not socially conservative enough. He was not the hard-core professing Christian they thought he should be so they sat home on Election Day and subsequently elected by default the most liberal, anti-Christian president we’ve ever had. Within days of this massive blunder, the constitutional carnage ensued.

Two: four years after that, Evangelical Christians had the opportunity to stop the bleeding and elect a morally conservative candidate in Mitt Romney, but because he was a Mormon they stayed home again which led to the shocking re-election of President Obama. And if they thought that first four years was bad, well, just look at all that Obama has accomplished in the name of socialism and immorality this second term. I mean, what else is left but to announce that he’s Muslim (and if you haven’t figured it out, he is) and convince congress to institute Sharia Law.

Third: it’s election season and Evangelical Christians are once again grappling with who their candidate should be. Now remember, they sat out these last two elections because the candidate in the party they typically would select was not a born-again, Jesus-professing, Bible-thumping, gun-toting, Evangelical Christian like they are.

So what have Christians decided to do this time? They’ve jumped in behind a candidate like Donald Trump who has to convince everyone he’s Presbyterian.

What? It’s obvious he’s not a moral conservative in his policies and his personal morals are clearly bankrupt. Just look at how he treats women and evaluate his ever-changing policies. Neither aligns with traditional, Evangelical Christian values. Then, there is Ben Carson who is Seventh Day Adventist (not an Evangelical Christian). He seems like an upstanding man who is no doubt articulate and has moral backbone the best everyone can tell. I will not argue that. But his policies on life, family, and gun-rights are lacking. Again, he’s not the born-again, Jesus-professing, Bible thumping, gun-toting, Evangelical Christian that this voting block likes.

Fourth and final: Christians aren’t jumping up and down in the streets, singing from the roof tops, and declaring their support for Ted Cruz. WHAT?! I don’t get it. He’s everything Evangelicals typically want. The man stood up and gave his testimony and the testimony of his family’s salvation during his announcement that he was running for President. Since taking his position as Texas Senator, he’s stood tooth and nail against everything corrupt that has come through Washington. He’s a hardcore moral, fiscal, and constitutional conservative on every point. He couldn’t be a more born-again, Jesus-professing, Bible-thumping, gun-toting, Evangelical. What more could you ask for?

So there I did it. Evangelical Christians are indeed schizophrenic. They sat home and pouted when they didn’t have a candidate that fit their mold and now that they do they don’t plan on voting for him. Call me crazy, but I don’t get it.

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Karen Serna is a wife and homeschooling mom with two children. She holds a degree in Chemistry with a minor in Math from Angelo State University. In addition, she is a certified secondary educator. Prior to having children, Karen worked for Texas State University-San Marcos as an analytical chemist and industrial hygienist for over twelve years. Her passion lies in seeing a generation of Americans once again embrace true freedom.