On Friday, President Donald Trump will make history: He will be the first sitting U.S. president to give a speech to the attendees of the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C. In a move that will simultaneously draw attention to an annual event that the media loves to ignore and distract from the nonsense currently spinning out in the halls of Congress, Trump will address more than 100,000 pro-life Americans some 47 years after the Supreme Court handed down its disastrous Roe vs. Wade decision.
Jeanne Mancini, the president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, said she was thrilled that President Trump would make an appearance.
“From the appointment of pro-life judges and federal workers, to cutting taxpayer funding for abortions here and abroad, to calling for an end to late-term abortions, President Trump and his administration have been consistent champions for life and their support for the March for Life has been unwavering,” she said in a statement. “We are grateful for all these pro-life accomplishments and look forward to gaining more victories for life in the future.”
The New York Times noted that while there have been previous Republican presidents who expressed support for the March from afar, none of them had the guts to actually show up themselves.
“Past Republican presidents might have been inclined to attend, but either on the advice of staff or their own instincts saw it as a step too far and instead showed their support in less visible ways, like through remote messages or by meeting with activists,” they reported.
The New York Times gets more wrong than right these days, but they hit the nail on the head with this one. If they were a little more insightful, they might read that sentence back to themselves and unlock the defining mystery of their political world: Why is it that evangelical Christians continue to support this man? It’s not so much of a mystery when you look at this president’s record and his courage and realize that he’s the first political champion the Christian right has really ever had in the White House. The only one who actually accomplished anything worth noting, anyway.
When you take Trump’s divorces or his predilection for using language that might not be appropriate in church (or whatever other sins one might point out) and compare it to a Supreme Court stacked with conservative judges (and all the things Trump has done to push religious freedom forward), there IS no comparison. Evangelicals are fighting nothing less than a holy war against the secularist/Marxist left, and they’re not supposed to tolerate Trump’s rough edges? The idea defies credibility.
More than a month after that infamous Christianity Today op-ed, its absurdity has not lessened at all.