(The Christian Post) Southern Baptist leader Albert Mohler Jr. said that while he considers President Donald Trump a “huge embarrassment,” he finds voting for any alternative “unthinkable.”
In an interview with the New Yorker that was published Monday, the head of the Louisville, Kentucky-based Southern Baptist Theological Seminary spoke about his views on Trump.
When asked if Trump being supported by a majority of evangelicals is an embarrassment, Mohler admitted, “Yes. President Trump is a huge embarrassment. And it’s an embarrassment to evangelical Christianity that there appear to be so many who will celebrate precisely the aspects that I see Biblically as most lamentable and embarrassing.”
He said that he was “reluctantly voting for him in 2020,” taking issue with many of the moral qualities of the president.
“I have to make a distinction between voting for a candidate and rationalizing for a candidate, much less being enthusiastic about what I would see as the character faults of a candidate,” said Mohler.
“I will not become an apologist for the misbehavior of the president and for what I see as glaring deficiencies in his private and public character.”