Pastor John Hagee is another in a long line of evangelical carnival barkers who moans about doom and gloom and the importance of virtue. Hagee is also among the many evangelicals who has managed to construct a twisted version of morality in order to make room in their gospel for Donald Trump, despite his decidedly un-Christian history.

Hagee told his rapt television audience that God was calling on everyone to act, and in this case, “acting” meant going out in November and voting for Donald Trump. Hagee didn’t name Trump outright, but it’s clear that he isn’t talking about any Democratic candidate.

“I’m going to vote for the candidate that’s going to make the U.S. military great again. I’m going to vote for the party that is going to solve the immigration problem, not the one that has created the immigration problem. I’m going to support the party that brings jobs back from China … I’m not going to vote for the party that has betrayed Israel for the past seven years.”

“If you can read a newspaper, you know who I’m talking about. No candidate is perfect, but I want you to go vote and may God give us a leader who has the courage to put America first and stand up for we the people.”

Evangelicals, the unbending and unbreakable zealots for their religious principals are falling like dominoes for a man who stands in complete contrast to everything they stand for.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at