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Fri Apr 19, 2024, 01:24 PM Apr 19

In taking down Trump, actor Alan Ritchson, a.k.a. "Jack Reacher," doesn't get why Christians support Trump at all. [View all]


If you've never heard of Alan Ritchson, you're not alone. Ritchson is an actor who plays an ex-military police officer turned vigilante in an Amazon Prime series. That's not really my kind of entertainment, though I've seen advertising and video clips for the series. But I picked up really quickly on the article, linked above, in the Huff Post. It was who Ritchson is, and what he said that got my attention, mainly because he said what I've been saying for years now, and the reaction, predictable and typical of the kind of behavior exhibited by many American Christians who can't tolerate disagreement or dissent with their perspective.

Ritchson, a Christian, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, expressed confusion over Christians who support the former President.

"Christians today have become the most vitriolic tribe," said Ritchson in the interview. "It is so antithetical to what Jesus was calling us to be and to do."

If he'd made that statement from the pulpit of a church, and I was in the congregation, I'd have given him a hearty "AMEN!", applause, and a standing ovation. Contrary to popular perception, I think there would be quite a few other members of the congregation who would join in and support that position.

"Trump is a rapist and a con man," he said, "And yet the entire Christian church seems to treat him like he's their poster child and it's unreal. I don't understand it."

Neither do I.
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