A substantial portion of the president’s core support comes from American evangelicals. They have prospered from that support but in return have had to tolerate behavior that few would regard as exemplary for Christians. This is not the first time that American Christians have muted their principles to gain political and economic power.
In the 1840s, American Baptists were engaged in an internal struggle over what it meant to be a Christian. Specifically, could a Christian be a slave owner?
The Southern Baptists pointed to the curse of Noah’s grandson, Canaan, whose father, Ham, had looked upon Noah’s naked body as he …read more
Source: Bangor Daily News