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Morals on Hold? A Parable

Updated on October 18, 2016

On Fox News's "The O'Reilly Factor", Jerry Falwell, Jr was asked if he supported the idea that Christians should put their morals on hold until after the election. Falwell responded “absolutely”. He then invoked a quote from former President and Chief Justice Justice Taft who declared that “Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever”. Because positions on the Court are at stake, Falwell agrees that Christians may overlook Trump’s obvious moral failings.

Falwell is not alone in his views. Such arguments have also been put forward by noted Christian leaders James Dobson, Franklin Graham, and former candidate Ben Carson. In a Facebook video (10/14/16 3:58), Carson declared,

“I think it’s a matter of prioritization… we have to stem the bleeding first. We have to deal with the economy, with our military, with terrorism, with immigration, with education...the Supreme Court. These are critical issues right now. Once we get them handled, let’s come back and deal with the moral issues that so many are outraged about… Let’s learn how to prioritize, and right now the important issues are making sure we hand over to our children a free and prosperous country”.

After watching this video by Carson and the interview with Falwell, I was reminded of an tale I once heard.

A Parable

Donald Trump was flying across country first class. Seated beside him was a beautiful young woman.

After a brief polite conversation, Trump leaned over and said to the young lady, “I will give you a million dollars if you sleep with me when we land”.

The young woman was taken aback. But then she contemplated her student loan balance, and all the good she could do with a million dollars. She consented.

After the brief interlude, Trump dressed, took out his wallet and handed the girl a $100 bill and said “thank you”. The girl was horrified and yelled, “100 dollars?! You said one million. What kind of girl do you think I am, Mr. Trump?”

Trump looked at her and said, “We already answered that question on the plane. Now we are just haggling over the price”.


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    • lions44 profile image

      CJ Kelly 

      4 years ago from the PNW

      While I can't explain Ben Carson, for Falwell, Graham and the others, it comes down to abortion and race. They're losing on both. I usually don't like to slam people with the racism card, but it is certainly true here. I don't get it. The abortion fight is over, just like the gay marriage issue. Settled law. Move on. What exactly are Trump's positions on those issues? Where's Bob Jones on these issues?

      Carson gives credence to my opinion about very linear thinkers who are otherwise very brilliant, they have trouble with geopolitical issues and struggle to see the big picture.

      But race hovers over all. That is the foundation of his support. Very sad.


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