JACK FRANKLIN, CONYERS
Some evangelicals too close to Trump, Republican Party
Evangelical Christianity in America looks more and more like a political party rather than a religion.
They have become an extension of the Republican Party by providing religious cover for the party’s stances on abortion, same-sex marriage, LGBTQ rights, prayer in the schools and other sharply divisive social issues that fuel the heated disputes on which the GOP thrives.
Their Jesus is a follower of Donald Trump. And when Republicans set their sights on erasing the separation of church and state, evangelicals will be leading the charge.
At the very least, evangelical churches should lose their tax-exempt status and be recognized as a danger to our constitutional republic.
LUCAS CARPENTER, CONYERS