Many evangelical leaders have gone all in for President Donald Trump. Down the road, that could backfire and hopefully cost them — and other religious organizations that get too involved in partisan politics — their tax-exempt status.
With the passing of Billy Graham, we can expect all the usual homilies and hagiographies. But there’s another side to the role of such very public “men of God” in America’s cynical politics.
What do Donald Trump and evangelicals have in common? Everything and nothing. Evangelicals are some of his most loyal supporters. But to those with only a passing familiarity with the New Testament, that’s a religious mystery.