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The Biblical Story the Christian Right Uses to Defend Trump

posted on March 6, 2018

Vox’s Tara Isabella Burton reports that evangelical leaders have increasingly used the biblical narrative of the Persian king Cyrus to legitimize President Trump’s moral ambiguity. In the Bible, Cyrus, a non-worshipper, is an important figure who unwittingly carries out God’s will. Burton writes, “For these leaders, the biblical account of Cyrus allows them to develop a ‘vessel theology’ around Donald Trump, one that allows them to reconcile his personal history of womanizing and alleged sexual assault with what they see as his divinely ordained purpose to restore a Christian America.”

Read at Vox