Are you a Trump supporter or are you a Christian?

Published in the TCPalm, February 27, 2020

“I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.” Trump worships false gods. He continuously professes his love of power, money and worldly goods above all else.

“Thou shalt not take the name of thy Lord God in vain.” All who know him say Trump “curses like a sailor” with no regard for the traditions of faith.

“Remember thou keep holy the Lord’s Day.” Trump is not a churchgoer, not a person who keeps holy any of the things that have guided us for millennia. Greed, meanness, gluttony, idolatry, and avarice rule his thoughts.

“Honor thy Father and thy Mother.” Trump dishonored his father by lying about the vast sums of money afforded him, perpetuating the “self-made man” lie.

“Thou shalt not kill.” Children continue to die in Trump’s child detention camps. They are God’s children too.

“Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Trump brags about his many infidelities and encourages others to follow his lead.

“Thou shalt not steal.” Trump recently had to pay $2 million to charities after admitting he “misused” charity funds for children and veterans to pay business debts and fund his campaign.

“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” Trump slanders Gold Star Mothers, Purple Heart veterans and war heroes who deserve nothing but our gratitude and respect.

“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.” All his marriages have seen allegations of his faithlessness. He is proud of these.

“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.” Trump further enriches himself by continually steering government contracts to his personal holdings.

“Beware of false prophets, coming in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.”

So which are you — a Trump supporter or a Christian?

Stephen Osiecki, Vero Beach