Evangelicalism’s Betrayal

In this episode I talk to film-maker Christopher Maloney about his latest documentary, In God We Trump, which explores the confounding relationship between Trump and the evangelical world.

Evangelicals — one of the largest voting blocks in the United States — are wedded to Trump, and are largely responsible for getting him into office. Despite their supposed commitment to sexual morality, family values, humility, and truth-telling, they have gotten into bed with one of the most dishonest, immoral, and arrogant con-men the presidency has ever seen.

Christopher’s documentary attempts to understand this betrayal — how can a group of Christians so dedicated to personal integrity, family values, and sexual purity cast their lot with a figure so blatantly opposed to all that they hold dear? Maloney explains how this betrayal took place, and the rage and hunger for dominance that lurks beneath the pious veneer of American evangelicalism. 

Find in God We Trump here.

Love this show and want to support it? Please consider becoming a patron, and you will receive a separate patrons-only weekly podcast. Also, please share this show with your friends, and take a moment to give it five stars on iTunes or wherever you listen.

Want to connect with me? Find me at stephenbradfordlong.com, on twitter, and on Instagram.

Other Rock Candy Shows:
Eleventylife

4 thoughts on “Evangelicalism’s Betrayal”

    1. Thanks for commenting and listening to the show. I’m fascinated by Christian Zionism, and I do think it is deeply linked to the evangelical lust for power. Do you have any resources on this subject that you could recommend?

      Like

      1. I’ve been writing about it for many years. I have a daughter who recently moved back to the U.S. from Jordan, where she’d been living for 20 years. They wanted their kids to go to college in the U.S., so they moved back here this year. I’ve been there, and the Arab window-on-the-world is very different than ours, and I’ve grown deeply familiar with hasbara and its strategies and tactics. I keep telling everybody that it’s not support from the Jewish community that’s troubling; it’s this obsession with end times that the evangelicals have. You can learn a lot from publications like Mondoweiss, but they’re far more interested in life on the ground than that which is theological. Israel is the prize of the evangelical leaders, because it’s easy to drum up support when you’re talking about Jesus’ return. What good Christian wouldn’t give to that? My book addresses the matter. Have you read “The Gospel of Self: How Pat Robertson Stole the Soul of the GOP?” Give me an address, and I’ll make sure you get a copy. Meanwhile, here are some blog posts: http://thepomoblog.com/?s=israel

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.