few Christians have risen to voice support for Zeiglers’ interpretation of Scripture. In fact, quite the opposite.
The invocation of the Holy Family was “ridiculous and blasphemous,” said Ed Stetzer in a Christianity Today column.
“As Christians, this should provoke anger,” said Stetzer, who heads the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College in Illinois.
“We should be angered, first, that politicians think they can lie to us so easily by appealing to biblical language and characters. Second, that we so easily fall for such tactics. For the past decade, evangelicals have been easy marks, and I hope that people won’t fall for these things.”
Falwell’s support of Trump’s much-derided equivocal response to the white nationalist violence in Charlottesville last week, 45 minutes away from Liberty.
In response to Trump saying there had been “very fine people” among the white nationalists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville and asserting a moral equivalency between those groups and what Trump called the alt-left, Falwell tweeted zealously, “Finally a leader in WH. Jobs returning, N Korea backing down, bold truthful stmt about #charlottesville tragedy. So proud of @realdonaldtrump.”