Evangelicals for Biden

Why did evangelicals for Biden oppose pro-Christian policies and Christian moral values?

During the 2020 election, conservatives said that Democrat legislation like the Equality Act and the Women’s Health Protection Act would hurt Christians in areas like religious liberty and right to life. But many people felt that Democrats would not hurt Christian values and liberties. Well, it turns out that the facts people were right, and the feelings people were wrong.

Now we get this story, from Daily Caller:

Medical professionals are suing President Joe Biden’s administration over a mandate requiring doctors to perform transgender surgeries in violation of their religious beliefs or medical judgement.

Represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, the American College of Pediatricians, the Catholic Medical Association and an OB-GYN doctor specializing in adolescent care filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Chattanooga Thursday against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

[…]The two medical associations represent 3,000 doctors and health care professionals, ADF said in a press release.

I’m just imagining myself being in a position where the secular left government forced me to violate my conscience. It makes me sick.

So, why were so many Christians tricked by the Democrats? Well, it turns out that a large number of people who identify as Christian actually just apply the label Christian to a set of values and a worldview that is defined entirely by their feelings. They believe that what is “moral” is what makes them feel good. In this culture, people have decided that it is better to be “compassionate”, “tolerant” and “non-judgmental”. What that means is that the strong adults do what they want to do, and the weak, e.g. children, suffer.

Take the Women’s Health Protection Act. It’s a bill that’s been already passed in the House by Democrats that eliminates ALL restrictions on abortion at the state level. This bill would make it easier for women to kill their unwanted unborn children. No Christian should support it. But evangelicals for Biden do.

Suppose you approached an evangelical for Biden with an argument like this:

  • P1. If the unborn are humans, then it’s wrong to kill the unborn.
  • P2. The unborn are humans, as per the science of embryology.
  • C. Therefore, it’s morally wrong to kill the unborn.

Now, you would think that an argument like this would work on evangelicals for Biden. But it doesn’t. They deny premise 2, because they have a feeling that it’s false, and that feeling cannot be overturned by the science found in embryology textbooks.

Evangelicals for Biden don’t think logically, and they don’t care about scientific evidence. Their views (including their self-serving caricature of “Christianity”) are formed by their emotions and peers. And they don’t read any non-fiction or watch any debates that might change their minds. They surround themselves with people who agree with them. Anyone who tries to reason with them, or use evidence, is ejected from their lives.

This kind of failure to choose policy using reason and evidence applies to dozens of issues that are of interest to Christians. Not just abortion and higher gas prices, but also foreign policy disasters we are seeing in Afghanistan now, and in places like Vietnam before. They never learn. They never learn, because for them, a worldview is not about having true beliefs that achieve good results. For them, it’s about feeling good, looking good, and surrounding themselves with people who agree with them.

Just this past week, I was reading comments from one of these “Christian” Democrats who had hooked up with a hot bad boy in her youth, then had an abortion. She became “Christian” later in life, to escape the feelings of shame from her past. When Trump came along, she only had one thing on her mind, and it wasn’t policy or the Supreme Court. She identified Trump with the bad boy (who she freely chose) who got her pregnant, and she hated him for it. She did not want anyone voting for this man, because he made her feel bad. To correct herself, she would have had to have buckled down, and done some research. But since learning is hard work, and hard work makes her feel bad, she never learned a thing.

Evangelicals for Biden were never interested in Trump’s pro-life record, or the unemployment rate, or the elimination of ISIS in Iraq. They didn’t care about his record of achievements. They cared about themselves. They wanted to avoid being shamed for their selfishness past, present and future.  They didn’t care who would be hurt by a Biden presidency.

Well, I was a Never Trump conservative in 2016. but after 4 years of pro-life wins, a booming stock market, record low unemployment, no new wars, and tough sanctions for our enemies, I changed to be a Trump supporter. That doesn’t mean that I look to Trump for moral or spiritual leadership. I just wanted the policies and the judges. The 2020 Never Trump people wanted BIDEN policies and BIDEN judges.

And now when you are looking at all of these horrors in the news, including the violation of the consciences of Christian pediatricians, maybe everyone will understand that “Christians” who form their view by feelings (compassion, tolerance, non-judgement), experiences and peer approval are not Christians at all. Next time, don’t be tricked by virtue-signalers. Real Christians want to know how the world works. We would rather GET GOOD RESULTS than FEEL GOOD.

15 thoughts on “Why did evangelicals for Biden oppose pro-Christian policies and Christian moral values?”

  1. I voted for Trump twice, and my number one reason for doing so was Supreme Court nominees.

    And it looks like in Texas, that is mostly paying off today.

    I was pleasantly surprised by Trump’s other achievements while in office, including religious freedom and his excellent foreign policy, especially with regard to Israel. His economic and energy policies were outstanding also. And of course, there would be 13 Marines alive today if he had been in office. Election fraud has consequences.

    But, I’m afraid this blog will fall on deaf ears, WK: “Evangelicals” for Biden are so happy that we no longer have any mean tweets coming out, even as death and destruction reign in America. They might as well have called themselves “Marxists for Biden.”

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    1. You’re right it paid off today! It’s not even possible to have a conversation with the evangelicals for Biden about reality, it seems to me. Since voting against Trump was about the punishing the bad man who had taken advantage of innocent them, you can’t talk about which policies are better or which judges are better.

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      1. They are awfully quiet 8 months into Obama 3.0, aren’t they?!? Where are those trolls you had back then who were telling us that Dimms can be Christian too?!?

        In 2016, during the primaries, I was a Never Trumper. Then, after Trump won the primary, my brother, who is not a Christian, pulled me aside and explained it to me:

        “Trump isn’t a Democrat, and he isn’t really a Republican: he is a disruptor. He is trying to clean the swamp made up of Dimms and RINOs who make up most of the GOP.”

        That’s when it clicked for me. Essentially, Trump is a Patriot and anti-Marxist. Sometimes there is more wisdom coming from the mouth of somebody who is not a Christian than from Western “Christians.”

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        1. I’m a policy guy. I like legislation. In virtually every area of interest to Christians, Trump made things better for us by policy or judges. I don’t care how he makes Carols feel about their bad pasts.

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        2. “Where are those trolls you had back then who were telling us that Dimms can be Christian too?!?”

          They’re all trolling threads at The Christian Post.

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  2. I go to a PCA church with people who in my guess really are believers.
    I go to a university church and most folks are extremely smart.
    The people who voted for Trump in 2020 but hated him tell me that the never-Trumpers just have a disagreement over the facts with folks like me. The Trump voting but Trump haters still ache and work hard to never offend the world-lovers.
    When I query the Biden Christians about abortion, they don’t disagree with point 2 like you say. They always take a “whole-life” view of support, which then allows them to feel guilty about not supporting kids who are born(usually with government benefits) and then they feel their way to support Biden. They claim humility and objectivity when they tell me, “it’s more complex than just one issue. Trump starts wars and kills people that way and he splits families up at the border,

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    1. It’s crazy. Every time I want to advocate for a policy or for judges, I try to point to something reality-based like his record on low unemployment for minorities or his pro-life achievements, I get told that none of my facts matter because of what Trump said or something. Who cares what he says, look at the results!

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      1. They don’t like what Trump says because he speaks the harsh truth in a manner that the churchian “pastors” do not have the guts to!

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    2. What wars did Trump start? The border is in much worse shape under Biden. Trump’s immigration plans were working. Democrat policies keep poor people poor. Your extremely smart friends don’t seem very smart.

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  3. I had tech problems and didn’t get to finish my comment.
    I see at least two reasons for voting Biden:
    1. Pride masking as humility. When other believers tell me that it’s an insult to their faith and God to be a single issue voter, then I know they are judging me and rationalizing their support for the World.
    2. A weak mind. My comment about my church being unusually bright is important because I see loving the Lord with our minds as a kinetic action, and not a passive intellectual one. You advocate for an active use of the mind here by wanting us to engage the worldly pretensions and strongholds of others, reading as necessary to support that mouth-to-heart combat. To me, using our minds is active because pulling down strongholds and worldly pretensions is very combative and confrontational. The weak minds of intelligent believers falls on our pastors who believe in a model of passive church, small groups, and quarterly meals. It’s all sitting and listening. It is considered a virtue to not pull down a worldly pretension because to do so, generates friction, and friction feels uncomfortable, mean, and a sign of failure.
    That’s why you have to yell at the wind on a blog about the destructive pretensions leading Christians to vote for Biden, instead of being welcomed and ushered into to churches and youth groups to say the same thing. They see it as impolite, and in contradiction of a leading of the Holy Spirit (but they wouldn’t say that or probably even realize that in themselves. )

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    1. This is an extremely perceptive comment. What does on in churches is passive, like consuming entertainment. It’s so completely opposite to getting things done in the private sector, for example.

      And when you challenge people about this, they reject having to do any work, and use spiritual language to weasel out of having any responsibilities, expectations and obligations. We have a bunch of people who have accepted a fatalistic, hedonistic view of the Christian life. And they are opposed to anyone who challenges their comfort.

      Sometimes, I like to start at ground zero with these people from data showing that young people are leaving the church in droves. The responses are usually to go spiritual, or say that people will come back after they have had their fun, or to say that “arguing” (their word for studying and being persuasive with evidence) is not going to work.

      It’s all about pushing away obligations though. That’s the goal, to not have to do any unpleasant work.

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    2. I like what you wrote about kinetic action versus static passivity, and the Bible confirms that in James with “Faith without works is dead” among other places.

      That’s what bothers me about even conservative Biblical churches. Their doctrine is fine but their practices are non-existent. I’ve stood outside those churches as well as liberal apostate ones while witnessing for the unborn, and I’ve had much more intelligent conversations outside of the liberal churches even though those folks are clearly unsaved.

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      1. There’s nothing going on to build any convictions through learning and discussion. The whole church thing seems to cater to people who are looking for positive feelings and affirmation. No one is thinking “what does the Bible say, and how can I push that in terms of policy and persuasion to my neighbors?”
        That’s why I told the story of the abortion lady who just denies embryology when it goes against her “experience” of having an abortion. The need to feel good and not be judged overturns the authority of science. And the church is all about this attitude. No facts! They see their job as not judging anything so everyone feels good. But this isn’t respectful of what the Bible teaches on many topics.

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