Jerry Falwell Jr.: It’s Immoral For Evangelical Leaders To Criticize Trump’s Immorality
In an interview published by The Washington Post on Tuesday, evangelical pastor and Donald Trump supporter Jerry Falwell Jr. said that voters don’t choose a president based on a candidate’s morals, claiming that leaders should be elected based on policies. He also said that it may be “immoral” for other evangelical leaders to criticize Trump’s immoral behavior.
Falwell Jr, president of the Liberty University, was pressed about his support for President Trump and asked whether it was “hypocritical” for evangelical leaders to support “a leader who has advocated violence and who has committed adultery and lies often?”
“When Jesus said we’re all sinners, he really meant all of us, everybody. I don’t think you can choose a president based on their personal behavior,” Falwell told The Post. “You don’t choose a president based on how good they are; you choose a president based on what their policies are. That’s why I don’t think it’s hypocritical.”
Falwell, who has been a vocal supporter of the president since the campaign trail, went on to say that there is nothing Trump could do that would endanger his support and that it would be “immoral” for other evangelical leaders to criticize the president because the economy is doing good.
“Only because I know that he only wants what’s best for this country, and I know anything he does, it may not be ideologically ‘conservative,’ but it’s going to be what’s best for this country, and I can’t imagine him doing anything that’s not good for the country,” Falwell explained.
You can read the entire interview here.