Al Sharpton: Trump-Supporting Evangelicals ‘Would Sell Jesus Out’

Al Sharpton: Trump-Supporting Evangelicals ‘Would Sell Jesus Out’

Reverend Al Sharpton had harsh words for Evangelical Christians on Monday. Two days before Christmas, Sharpton claimed that Evangelicals who support President Donald Trump were acting like hypocrites. He was discussing the ongoing controversy about an editorial in Christianity Today calling for Trump’s impeachment.

“We had the editor of Christianity Today on Politics Nation last night and he made it very clear, this is not a political position, it’s a moral one,” Sharpton said.

“And by raising it to that level and putting it in that perspective, he not only exposes the President, but he exposes a lot of the Evangelical leaders, saying I support the President on his judicial nominees. I support the President on a lot of things, which I don’t, but he does.”

“He says, but you can’t get away from his immorality, you can’t get away from his divisiveness, his lying, his race baiting. He laid it out. I think there’s a scripture that said what profits a man to gain the world and lose his own soul, he’s actually challenging them that, are you bargaining and selling your soul for some judicial appointments and some other things that the right wants but you’ve given up the soul of the church? What do we stand for?”

“I think it’s a devastating blow. This is a magazine that was founded by Billy Graham. They also supported the impeachment of Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton,” Sharpton went on.

“So why all of a sudden is it so controversial with these leaders that they would come for the impeachment of Donald Trump when they did it to Bill Clinton, Evangelical leaders weren’t insulted. When they did it to Richard Nixon they weren’t.”

“The reason they’re so offended is it’s exposing all of them that they would take the shameless conman over the principles that they’re preaching in the holy season as we celebrate Jesus. They would sell Jesus out if they felt they could get something from it, is the inference he’s saying from his editorial. And that’s sad on many levels.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor