The Pilate Option?

The Pilate Option? by Tom Piatek.

Rod Dreher (and others) have been loudly insisting that Trump’s moral failings prevent Christians from voting for him, and even implying that supporting Trump somehow represents a betrayal of Christianity. …

The Obama administration began something new in American history, an attempt to deprive mainstream Christian bodies of the ability to run their institutions according to the dictates of their religious beliefs.  There is little doubt that a Clinton administration would intensify this assault on the autonomy of Christian institutions.  Indeed, Clinton has spoken of the need of Christians to change their beliefs to conform to today’s leftist consensus, and the Clinton emails released by Wikileaks show that close advisers to Clinton created organizations to help undermine the “middle ages dictatorship” that is the papacy and end the “severely backward gender relations” that supposedly mark Catholicism. …

A victory for Trump, then, at least offers the possibility of preventing the evils of an acceleration of the assault on religious liberty and further American intervention in the Mideast. …

After watching Dreher almost gleefully wash his hands of the problems of contemporary America, I’m beginning to wonder if he should choose a new patron for his much touted “Benedict option” and replace the sturdy father of Western monasticism with the Roman procurator who washed his hands of the problem brought to him one Friday morning in Jerusalem.

hat-tip Stephen Neil