President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address last night to a joint session of Congress was a soaring defense of many of the core issues evangelical Christians care so deeply about.
From Mr. Trump’s defense of pre-born life, his conviction to uphold religious freedom and his ongoing commitment to appoint judges who promise to strictly interpret the Constitution, the president’s speech was sweeping in its socially conservative scope and emotionally moving on so many levels.
Ringed by American heroes in the balcony ranging from a 100-year-old former Tuskegee Airman to grieving parents, a single mom desperate for her young daughter to attend the school of her choice, a brave border agent, a military wife reunited with her deployed husband, and radio icon Rush Limbaugh, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom – Tuesday night’s remarks left hardly a dry eye in the house.
Yet, when a speech is so positive and honoring of so many, how does someone stand up behind the president and rip the paper text of it in two? No one would have shown that level of disrespect to the office when Barack Obama was President, but this is the nature of the deeply divided and bitter state of our government today. It’s sad to see.
As we anticipate this afternoon’s historic Senate vote for the president’s acquittal on the two articles of impeachment, it is time for the country to move forward, which is in the best interest of the American people. In the words of President Abraham Lincoln, “Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.”
Please join me in praying for President Trump and all of our elected leaders, that they will govern wisely and seek God’s wisdom in the days and months to come.