Dear Faithful America member,
At the official launch of Donald Trump’s re-election campaign this summer, his favorite pastor offered a prayer that “every demonic network aligned against the calling of President Trump … be torn down in the name of Jesus.”
The religious right has become the cornerstone of Trump’s strategy for 2020.With his approval ratings low and the race sure to be tight, his best hope for re-election is for white evangelicals to continue rallying around him as a messianic figure.
The “pastors” who surround the president have long since traded the Kingdom of God for the Kingdom of Trump — and they’ll spend the next eighteen months trying to get Christians to make the same bargain.
That’s why Faithful America’s work is so important as we head into another election year. Our campaigns mobilize everyday Christians to challenge Trump’s hateful agenda and the church leaders who enable it.
But so far this summer our fundraising is coming up short. Your donation today will help make sure we stay on target for 2020.
Faithful America is the largest online community of Christians standing against Trump’s alliance with the religious right. Will you help this movement prepare for the 2020 election, and chip in today?
Trump’s pastor Paula White’s prayer went on: “I declare that President Trump will overcome every strategy from hell and every strategy from the enemy.”
What the religious right calls a “strategy from hell,” we simply call following Jesus.
It was Jesus who commanded us to love our neighbors, including children and immigrants. It was also Jesus who warned, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”
There’s too much at stake in this election to let false prophets like Paula White define what it means to be a Christian. Unlike most churches and denominations, Faithful America has the freedom to take on the religious right in an election cycle, and we’ve drawn up an ambitious plan:
- Grow our staff with our new full-time campaigns director, to make sure we seize on the grassroots energy of millions of Christians who are appalled by what’s happening to our faith.
- Build up our technical, financial, and legal systems. With religious-right figures like Paula White fanning the flames, the attacks against this movement are only going to get sharper and more personal, and we need to be ready.
- Challenge the media to stop letting political operatives and religious-right extremists speak for Christianity.
If we’re going to make these plans a reality and ensure a voice for social-justice Christians in this election, we need to step up our fundraising efforts–but right now, we’re actually behind our summer goals.
– Guthrie, Rev. Nathan, and the Faithful America team