(OPINION) ETH – A Conservative commentator and popular radio show host, Eric Metaxas has come out stressing what he calls his “very, very vocal support” for Donald Trump. Metaxas is being very vocal about speaking out in every way that he can to spread the word that Christians and conservatives must turn out to support Trump’s reelection, not because they like him, but according to Metaxas, the very future of America as we know it is at stake.
Metaxas claims he is greatly troubled that many Christians don’t seem to think it’s important to vote their biblical values. “That breaks my heart, because it’s wrong, No. 1. And No. 2, because it hurts people. If you don’t vote for your biblical values, I don’t care. You know who you’re voting for: You’re not voting for a person; you’re voting for an administration. You’re voting for the future; you’re voting for policies.
“What is at stake in this election, unfortunately, is so huge that if Christians sit on their hands and do not go to the voting booth, we deserve what we’re going to get,” Metaxas says. “And I think a lot of people haven’t suffered enough. They haven’t seen real persecution. If you see real persecution, you will not want that on your family and your kids and your neighbors. And there’s been persecution of Christians around the world.”
Metaxas claims that Trump “represents an administration and a set of policies that if we don’t get them, the alternative is horrifying—and will spell the end of America as we know it. And that’s unfortunately not an exaggeration.” Metaxas also says he is greatly concerned about people who don’t have time to see behind the headlines. “They’re just taking in the news, and they are going to believe half of this stuff, if not most of it,” he said.
“It’s really unconscionable that the press has abdicated its role in America and that the media is all-in to take him down. And I think that reason alone would give you a hint, that you’re not getting the whole story—when they’re being that biased.” Metaxas shoots down the theory of Biden being a “Nice Guy” saying that “If you are advocating for policies that are going to rip children out of their mother’s wombs, I don’t see how you get to be in the ‘nice guy’ category” He’s been a staunch supporter of abortion on demand. And then worse than that, he claims to be a practicing Christian.
He claims to be a practicing Catholic Christian. Catholics have been the strongest in standing against abortion. … The fact that he is bamboozling people into thinking that he’s some kind of a serious Catholic, it’s utter nonsense. His policies are dramatically anti-Catholic. And I think that there are so many other things about his policies that will harm people.” “So we have to think, do I care about people?” Metaxas asked.
“Do I only care about myself? Or do I care about other people in America? If you care about the urban poor in America, you care about Blacks, knowing what we know, you can never vote for a Democrat. because the Democrats have given lip service to helping minorities for five decades. And the evidence is now in such that many Black Americans are saying, ‘Yeah, I do not see the evidence.’ I’ve heard a lot of stuff over the years. It seems to me that their policies have devastated inner cities, crime has gone up, opportunities have gone down, the families have been devastated by these policies. The communities have been devastated by these policies.”