May 16, 2016

Darrell Scott, pastor of the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland, and a Trump supporter told CNN's Carol Costello that Christians should forgive Donald Trump of all his transgressions against women, but not Bill Clinton.

This is one of the main reasons progressives have such a low opinion of religious messengers. They twist those messages to conform to their personal views on any given day.

The CNN Newsroom segment was kicked off over Reince Priebus' remarks that Christians should forgive Trump and his thoughts on the Clintons planting staories against Donald

I don't know much about Pastor Scott, but his thoughts on morality come right out of the Christian right playbook when he says, "What was once immoral now is viewed as moral, and even with character evaluations, character evaluations are subjective. There’s no objective definition of character. And so as times change, people’s opinions change.”

That makes no sense at all. I imagine he's talking about his views on gay marriage when he discusses what was once "immoral."

Since he's a Trump supporter he's taken the "IOKIYDT" approach. (It's OK if you're Donald Trump)

Costello pressed Scott later in the segment:“If Republicans can forgive Donald Trump’s transgressions, can they also forgive Bill Clinton’s past transgressions?”

He affirmed that Donald Trump was in the process of making a transition from a private person in the public eye to a public servant. “As a public servant, he doesn’t have the license and the liberties that he had as a celebrity figure. As a celebrity figure, he’s expected to make outsized, outlandish comments and have an over-the-top personality. As a public servant, he’s held to a different standard.”

Clinton, on the other hand, committed transgressions that were “inexcusable” while a public servant, namely using “his office as a bordello,” Scott said.

“Christianity is based upon forgiveness,” he added, invoking the apostle Paul. “Donald Trump was a different person then than he is now.” When asked about Clinton, Scott affirmed that the 42nd president got no such pass because then he was in public office.

Once again, he makes no reasonable case for excusing Trump. Holding public office or being a private individual or a celebrity doesn't excuse bad behavior, period.

In the video, Dr. Gail Saltz makes a good case why forgiveness is only for those that want to be forgiven, admitted their shortcomings and then try to change, unlike Donald Trump.

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