You have heard it said that you should keep your faith private and out of politics, and your politics out of your faith, but we are here to be reminded that you should let your light shine before all and not buried under a bushel basket.
Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember.
I’ve been an Evangelical Republican for most of my life. I was a strong Republican. I was a staunch Republican. I was one of those knocking-on-doors-sticking-yard-signs-in-the-grass Republicans.
You voted for Trump in 2016. You held your nose, decided that taking the least-bad option would be better than failing your responsibility to participate as a citizen, and you marked your ballot to elect the lecherous, foul-mouthed phony who at least promised to support some worthwhile policies. You became a Trump Voter.
In 2018, principled Republicans are finding themselves forced to do the unthinkable: endorse voting for a Democrat. The Party of Trump has simply gotten so bad that the only viable moral option is to stop voting Republican this time.