I will say, as a more or less agnostic/Christian/mormon this kind of **** about the chosen one and cults and Jesus picking Trump as his go-to *****-grabber certainly casts the entire faith in a really bad light. I mean, there isn't a single major christian denomination that has spoken out against this corruption and immorality as a group, not one. I would have hoped the Mormons would have spoken out or something, but they are also silent on the matter as a group. Considering the damage this is doing to the entire christian movement I would hope at least one formal group would take an official stand to defend the core tenets of the religion against this kind of, well let's call it what it is, blasphemy. Certainly disappointing to say the least.
And frankly, even though I fully acknowledge that the mormons have their issues and inconsistencies and downright contradiction, I am really disappointed in how many I know personally that don't just tolerate Trump but also fully support him and espouse his political agenda. Oh they say "well I don't like everything about Trump, but he has done the tough things that needed to be done," but when you ask what they don't like it what needed to be done they hem and haw because putting it into words essentially sounds almost exactly like "he maintains the supremacy of the white man in America, he puts women in their place, and I am a barely-closeted racist". And as soon as they hear it, they recognize it briefly before backpedaling fast enough to win the Tour de France in reverse. Then they just repeat the cultish mantra "but he has done what needed to be done, but I don't like everything he does." This has become the "I have a black friend" claim to show you aren't a racist but for Trumpian white-supremacist sexist and borderline fascist politics. It is ****ing mind-boggling.
At least the ones I respect the most, like my dad, recognize it for what it is and are fully against it. For that I am happy. But when will some big group of christians stand up for the supposed christian tenets and values against what is obviously a full subversion of what they claim to hold most dear. Love thy neighbor as thyself, as long as the stay in their place. ****ing sickening.