Max Lucado: THIS Is Why I'm Speaking Out About Trump

Famous author and pastor Max Lucado gained the nation's attention in a new way when he broke with the norm by entering the fray of political opinion. His recent negative comments toward Donald Trump's presidential campaign launched a firestorm of debate.

Now on Sunday, Lucado was asked during an NPR interview why he felt so many Christians were supporting Trump and why he's warning so strongly against it.

Donald_Trump_and_Max_Lucado.jpg

WHY LUCADO IS SPEAKING UP IN THE FIRST PLACE
He started about by explaining, "I would not have said anything about Mr. Trump, never — I would never have said anything if he didn't call himself a Christian. It'd be none of my business whatsoever to make any comments about his language, his vulgarities, his slander of people, but I was deeply troubled ... that here's a man who holds up a Bible one day, and calls a lady 'bimbo' the next. Here's a man who calls himself a Christian and yet just has the audacity to make fun of a lady's menstrual cycle. ... He didn't just do this on occasion, but repeatedly, unrepentantly. Somebody sent me a list of 64 people he's called loser."

WHAT TRUMP SAID THAT SHOCKED HIM THE MOST
Lucado said, "Typically, evangelicals have tried to hold our leaders up, if they call themselves Christians, to a standard consistent with the faith and then of course consistent with whatever office they hold. But it seems like we're more than willing to give Mr. Trump a free pass. The classic one was in Iowa when he was asked, 'Do you ever ask for forgiveness of sins?' and he said, 'No, I don't need to.' I nearly fell out of my chair."

WHY HE THINKS CHRISTIANS ARE ATTRACTED TO TRUMP
Lucado explained, "There's an angst in the country, and I think there's a fear. I think there's a fear of we don't know what's next."

WHAT HE SAYS THE TRUE SOURCE OF THAT FEAR IS
He said, "I'm personally, of course, of the persuasion that all of our issues are spiritual issues and that a disconnect with God creates a disconnect with our neighbors and that leads to anxiety."

THE CORE OF LUCADO'S CONCERN
He concluded, "My concern is that somebody would make a decision against Christianity because of Mr. Trump's behavior. And that's my high concern here. And to that person I would say, the way he speaks about people is not the way our Master, our Savior has taught us to speak; it's not the way our scriptures urge us to speak. The reason I've gone so verbal and vocal with this is because I'm protective of the reputation of Christ and the church, and I would ask that person not to interpret the Christian faith through the words of Mr. Trump."

Do you agree with Lucado?

President Trump States Incredible Reminder To Those Doubting Him
/president_trump_states_incredible_reminder_to_those_doubting_him
What Chelsea Clinton Did On Social Media For Hours
/what_chelsea_clinton_did_on_social_media_for_hours
Trump Made An Amazing Rescue Obama Wouldn't
/trump_made_an_amazing_rescue_obama_wouldn_t
President Trump Puts Out Video Message To All Americans And Says This
/president_trump_puts_out_video_message_to_all_americans_and_says_this
President Trump Makes Another Bold Move Obama Never Did
/president_trump_makes_another_bold_move_obama_never_did
Watch Sarah Palin's Full CNN Interview With Jake Tapper
/watch_sarah_palin_s_full_interview_with
Ivanka Trump Takes ‘Caution’ And Announces Disappointing Decision
/ivanka_trump_takes_caution_and_makes_life_changing_career_move
Mark Dice: Here’s The New York Times Actually Apologizing For Creating Fake News
/mark_dice_here_s_the_new_york_times_actually_apologizing_for_creating_fake_news
French Presidential Candidate Suggests Drastic Action After Paris Terrorist Identified
/french_presidential_candidate_suggests_drastic_action_after_paris_terrorist_identified
North Korea Says: We Will Reduce The US And This Nation To Ashes
/north_korea_says_we_will_reduce_the_us_and_this_nation_to_ashes