Faith in Lies: Why So Many White Christians Worship Donald Trump

“Worship” is defined as “extravagant respect or admiration for or devotion to an object of esteem.” To worship someone is “to regard [that individual] with great or extravagant respect, honor, or devotion.” Donald Trump, America’s biggest criminal by far, is worshiped by much of white evangelical America. 

By 2015, Trump understood that lies designed to make white people feel superior to others were the key to winning over white evangelicals. He knew this because so many white evangelicals had already reveled in his blatant lie that President Barack Obama was a Muslim born in Africa. 

So, Trump in his first presidential campaign – and subsequent two others – spewed a seemingly endless stream of lies that were central to his quest for the White House. In response, most white evangelicals flocked to him, often adoringly. During his presidency, Trump lied some 30,000 documented times. He was adored all the more by his white Christian nationalist base, which still worships him. 

Now, the United States Justice Department has indicted Donald Trump for crimes against our United States government [

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