LAT: ‘More than 75 evangelical leaders call Trump out on bigotry, racism’

I doubt you would find an MSM headline about people calling out Jews for anti-Gentile prejudice or leftists for anti-white prejudice.

This headline and article just take it for granted that Trump commits the gigantic moral sins of bigotry and racism. Of course, in Christianity and Judaism, there is no such as sin as “racism” or “bigotry.” If these were sins, you would expect to find them condemned in the Bible or in the teachings of prominent religious thinkers down through the ages. Instead, we only find these sins getting noted and condemned beginning in the 1960s (with a few invocations going back to the 1920s).

Los Angeles Times:

A group of more than 75 evangelical leaders have declared that despite poll numbers showing evangelical support for Donald Trump, they do not.

The list, posted Thursday on a petition, includes a multiracial group of African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans and whites.

“We cannot ignore this bigotry, set it aside, just focus on other issues, or forget the things Mr. Trump has consistently said and done,” the declaration reads. “No matter what other issues we also care about, we have to make it publicly clear that Mr. Trump’s racial and religious bigotry and treatment of women is morally unacceptable to us as evangelical Christians.”

The authors make clear that this denouncement of Trump is not a show of support for Hillary Clinton.

But they point to what they call the rise of white nationalism, “xenophobic appeals to religious intolerance” and demonizing of minority groups — immigrants, Mexicans and Muslims — as examples of why they refuse to support the Republican nominee. This could throw into question Trump’s lockdown of the evangelical vote.

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