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Donald Trump and the campaign finance witch hunt

By Scott Tibbs, May 14, 2018

How absurd is it that an investigation about Russian interference in the 2016 election has morphed into a FBI raid of an attorney's office over whether or not the President had sex with a porn star? The fact that we literally have an FBI raid over a potential alleged campaign finance violation - which is a civil matter, not a criminal one - shows how this is a fishing expedition rather than a legitimate investigation.

Let's be clear here. The payment to Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence was not illegal. It was not a violation of campaign finance laws, because no campaign funds were used. Making the case that it is an "in kind" contribution is shaky at best, since you would have to prove intent. Was this to avoid harming the campaign, or to avoid embarrassing Melania? And, again, this has nothing at all to do with Russian meddling.

That said, we all know exactly what kind of man Donald Trump is. Christians need to be clear that, while we are happy with his policies, his personal morality and rebellion against God's teaching on sexuality is morally repugnant and he must repent of his sin. He certainly should not have led the National Prayer Breakfast, which cheapens Christianity into being an arm of the Republican Party and causes unbelievers to blaspheme.

It would be nice if we had a President who was not a complete moral degenerate, but we have who we have. Christians can support this President without hypocrisy, because his policies have been good. Supporting Trump's policies and supporting his re-election based on those policies do not in any way require Christians to overlook or excuse the moral cesspool his life has been for the last fifty years. Our loyalty must be to Jesus Christ, not any politician.