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Sat Jun 9, 2018, 04:09 AM

31. Here's what you should give them for Christmas.

A good book. (But not "the good book."

This one.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/06/this-evangelical-pastor-helped-build-the-religious-right-he-now-believes-he-made-a-terrible-mistake-rob-schenck/

This Evangelical Minister Helped Build the Religious Right. He Now Believes He Made a Terrible Mistake.

And that Donald Trump might mean the end for American evangelicalism.

But today, Schenck is, in many respects, unrecognizable. He’s distanced himself from many of his fellow evangelical pastors and former political allies, leaving his anti-abortion work behind in favor of another pro-life cause, though one uncommon among American evangelicals: gun control.

Schenck attributes this transformation to his late-career doctorate in ministry—specifically, his research on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor who questioned the symbiotic, and problematic, relationship that emerged between Adolf Hitler and 1930s German evangelical churches. Schenck began seeing parallels in the closeness between the American evangelical church and the Republican Party, and wondering if the religious institution to which he’d dedicated his life had become complicit in providing a spiritual veneer for a hate-filled political agenda. Schenck says the result of this codependence culminated in 2016, with four-fifths of white American evangelicals supporting President Donald Trump, whose behavior often stands in sharp contrast to traditional Christian values. Schenck, still an activist to his core, is now a voice of ethical reform in American evangelicalism and public policy, specifically on gun safety.

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