God, Conservatism, and Donald Trump

The recent imbroglio between Donald Trump and Pope Francis brings to mind the real meaning of "conservative principles." Recently, because of Trump's comments on immigrants and immigration, and due to his desire to wall off the southern border, the pope himself questioned the man's Christian credentials.  When asked by reporters for his thoughts on Trump's ideas for ending illegal immigration to the U.S., Pope Francis answered, "A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.  This is not the gospel." Forgetting for a moment the pope's sloppy analogy (it must have been a while since the bishop of Rome has been home, or read the Book of Nehemiah), of all the things over which to question Mr. Trump's Christianity, immigration was a poor choice.  Unlike abortion, homosexuality, marriage, divorce, financial stewardship, fornication, and forgiveness – all...(Read Full Article)