Max Lucado: Why I HAD TO Speak Out About Trump; And What I'll Do If He Wins

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March 28, 2016Mar 28, 2016

Texas pastor and author Max Lucado doesn't often speak publicly about politics, focusing more on spiritual issues, but he couldn't stay silent when he recently criticized Trump.


In an interview with Kilmeade and Friends, Lucado said he's really bothered by "Trump's claim to be a Christian yet [he's] using language and referring to people in a way that's just so utterly incompatible with the Christian faith. If a person calls themselves a Christian, and Jesus said that 'Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks" and then a man begans to make fun of someone's menstrual cycle or calling 64 people losers...those are just concerns that I have that don't have anything to do with policy or politics. Does his words line up with his faith?"

Lucado says his words about Trump have been met with a firestorm of criticism and support, about 50/50.

He said that when Trump stated that he never needed to ask forgiveness, it really concerned him because "grace is the oxygen of the Christian faith. There's a major disconnect there."

But he did add that "If [Trump is] elected, God bless him. I'll pray for him every day. I pray for our president, and I'll continue to do that. I'll be the first to cheer him on. I hope that if he's going to call himself a Christian, then his language and his demeanor toward other people would more consistently link up with the Christian faith. [But] if he's not going to call himself a Christian, then I don't have a dog in this fight.