About White Camelot
Granted, we have a plethora of problems to address in America. We should be addressing sexism, racism, and poverty. However, it boggles my mind that many Republicans are obsessed with the deep state and a litany of conspiracy theories. Followers of QAnon view Democrats, Hollywood, and the wealthy as members of a cabal that either controls our government or are trying to take it over. After all, they stole the last presidential election from Trump.
While this political paranoia is troubling, the Christian evangelicals back Donald the Dumb and pray with him. Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board is praying for their beloved leader in the Oval Office.
It is strangely fascinating that 81% of white Christian evangelicals voted for Trump in 2016. Four years later, it was 78%. When white evangelicals are asked about Trump, 74% believe that God appointed Trump to do God’s work in America.
PBS featured the essay, The White Elephants in the Room, on their website. During Trump’s four years in the White House, white evangelicals supported him despite Charlottesville, COVID, his negative attitude toward African countries, and Stormy Daniels.
A part of Trump’s pull on white evangelicals is that they mostly live in the South and Midwest and are generally older. Trump’s appeal to the older generation has to do with MAGA...Make America Great Again. Evangelicals remember the good old days of the past and want to bring back their days in a white Camelot.
Seventy percent of white evangelicals view police killings of blacks during ordinary traffic stops as random events, not systemic racism. There isn’t any racism in white Camelot. However, not all white evangelicals are racists. This is Rev. Shane Claiborne, an evangelical with a different mindset regarding guns and the church.
Claiborne heard gunfire outside of his home. He went outside and found the victim bleeding on the ground. Claiborne held the hand of this young person named Papito until an ambulance came to take him to the hospital. However, a day later, the victim died.
We all have to come to terms with the world in which we live. It is a Kierkegaardian choice of either/or chance. Choose wisely.