Donald Trump’s attack on North Korea given blessing by God.
Trump’s ‘evangelical adviser’ has said that God has given his blessing for him to ‘take out’ Kim Jong Un in a bizarre announcement.
Most religious say that they ‘speak’ to God, but this usually means that they accept guidance about what they believe is right, not that they actually have full blown conversations with him.
But religious Trump and his evangelical right hand man say they God has spoken to them, and given them the all clear to embark upon a nuclear war, this sounds like a different kind of God than we are familiar with.
Pastor Robert Jeffress has said “When it comes to how we should deal with evil doers, the Bible, in the book of Romans, is very clear: God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary – including war – to stop evil,”
It looks like there is no need to panic, since Trump’s threat last month that Pyongyang will be “met with fire and fury like the world has never seen” if Kim Jong Un fired first, nothing has happened and it looks like (thankfully) someone at the White House has hidden the big red button from Trump.
Jeffress interpreted the bible even further, saying:
“That gives the government to the authority to do whatever, whether it’s assassination, capital punishment or evil punishment to quell the actions of evildoers like Kim Jong-un,”
The relationship between religion and politics in the U.S is strange and complicated one. Matters of the heart often take precedent over real, important issues, such as the abortion laws being met with such obstinance, as people respect what is written in a 2,000 year old book more than they respect the lives of real women today.
If Trump is taking orders from God as well as his political advisers then the rest of term looks to be even more ridiculous than it has been already.