Max Lucado, pastor and bestselling author, joined The Glenn Beck Program for the first time ever. It seems to be a time for firsts in America --- Glenn's first presidential endorsement, as well as the Christian Posts' first comments on politics urging Christians to "back away" from Donald Trump. Now, another Christian voice is speaking out for the first time to sound the warning bell about Donald Trump.
"Max Lucado is just an amazing pastor and Christian apologist. He is also a great author. He's the pastor of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he's been there since I think the 1980s. He does not speak out about politics. This is an exception for him. He's a quiet, soft-spoken Christian who I have an awful lot of respect for," Glenn said.
In a recent article published in the Washington Post --- Trump Doesn't Pass the Decency Test" --- Pastor Lucado asks, "Policy aside, shouldn't we all demand that our president at least be decent?"
Glenn asked what was on his heart that would drive him to write and publish such an article.
"I think I just reached a breaking point. I believe that, as a pastor, that the presentation of the message of Christ and the Christian hope is absolutely essential. It's changed my life, and it's changed the life of millions around the world. And to see Mr. Trump hold up a Bible one day and then call somebody a bimbo the next or call himself a Christian and then make fun of a handicapped reporter or someone's menstrual cycle, continually --- it just troubled me, Glenn," Lucado said.
"Last Sunday, I was awake especially early getting ready for church services, and I felt like I came to a sense of clarity on what I needed to say. And it was all built around the word "decency," that regardless of what you think about a candidate's policies, they need to represent our country in a decent fashion. And I just felt like if Mr. Trump calls himself a Christian, his words should reflect that. I understand all of us stumble and all of us say things that we regret. But Mr. Trump, it just seems like he's taking it to a new level. So I spoke out."
Pastor Lucado's article is a must-read. Decency matters --- and our president should be an example of that.
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Featured Image: Max Lucado accepts the Book Impact of the Year at the 2nd Annual KLOVE Fan Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House on June 1, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)