Letter to the editor: Evangelicals wronged

To the editor:

Michael Gerson, in a recent column, doesn’t agree that evangelicals are sharing the Gospel and being the right representatives of the Kingdom of God in their known support of candidate and President Donald Trump. Also, Gerson’s implied belief that evangelicals are and have been duped by Fox News because of Roger Ailes’ perverted lifestyle is just plain dumb.

The first and most severe charge by Gerson is contrary to biblical truth from which the definition of evangelical comes from. The Greek word “evangel” refers to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ, which is the very basis for the evangelical movement whose primary goal is to fulfill the Great Commission. This is part and parcel of who they are.

Gerson also says that evangelicals are supporting President Trump because of their lack of compassion for refugee resettlement and any kind of family separation policy for illegals. What he doesn’t say is that evangelicals are opposed to illegal immigration because it is illegal. He neglects to point out the pro-life position of evangelicals, their support of other Christian moral positions (versus Gerson’s directive regarding morals) regarding homosexuality and transgenderism; and above all Soli Deo Gloria, to do everything for glory to God alone.

Evangelicals recognize that President Trump is not perfect but recognize that “God uses imperfect people to accomplish His perfect will.”

Gerson should get the log out of his own eye before he tries to remove the splinter from evangelicals’ eyes.

Carl Burkhead,



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