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Converting a Trump Supporter

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It’s official: Donald Trump has become the Republican nominee for President of the United States. Even though his campaign started as an unserious PR stunt and even though (or perhaps because of) his blatant racism, sexism and authoritarianism, Trump has become very popular. I have encountered several Trump supporters in my social media feeds. And they’re really hard to talk to. I and Sarah illustrate what a conversation with a Trump supporter feels like in this sketch:

It is as if arguments don’t work very well when it comes to Trump supporters, or any supporter of racism and fascism. I have spent a lot of time trying to combat xenophobia here in Europe, and it is just as hard as Americans now find converting Trump supporters to be. Whatever one says, whatever what evidence one presents, it is as if they’ve already decided that racism and bigotry is what will make a country great. And just a few months ago they didn’t think that way, and it’s so hard to see why Trump’s hateful message could be so attractive.

As a charismatic Christian, however, I know that no one is outside God’s miraculous power and that no one is unable to be transformed into a sanctified disciple of Christ. We shouldn’t give up on the Trump supporters. Continue to feed them arguments, and do so with love and compassion as well as a listening ear to what troubles them. And welcome God’s Spirit into your life so that His voice and power can guide you into leading people to repentance and holiness.

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9 Comments

  1. What are some examples of racism from Trump’s life? He’s been in business a long time. Can you find a legal example of discrimination? I’m not even a supporter, but I think we as the Church need to take a breath before making politics our vehicle for change. Maybe I’m wrong, but I felt a lot of fear/frustration in your post. G-d, we say thanks that You can steer whomever is the political leader of our nation. You’ve done it all through history: Pharaoh, Cyrus, Nebuchadnezzar, Caesar, Constantine, etc. Will You do it again? Thanks Michael!

  2. john@hotmail.com says:

    Hi Micael

    When you used words like racist / Xenophobia . You do know what it means right? It seems those are your favourite words since u used it so frequently.

    Racist definition based on Oxford;

    “Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior”

    At best you can say DT is Xenophobic but he is certainly not a racist because Mexican is not a race but a nationality.

    As shown is the video, DT himself says he loves Mexican so that disproves that he is Xenophobia.

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Micael Grenholm - a Swedish charismactivist residing with the Jesus Army in the UK.

Micael Grenholm - a Swedish charismactivist residing with the Jesus Army in the UK.

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