James MacDonald Speaks Out About Trump
James MacDonald, Founding and Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel and member of Donald Trump's Faith Advisory Board sent an email out to fellow advisory board members strongly condemning Trump's words recorded 11 years ago but released this past weekend in anticipation of Sunday's debate.
The email details from MacDonald were first published online by Ed Stetzer on ChristianityToday.com and stated by MacDonald:
Mr. Trump's comments released yesterday—though 10 years ago (he was 60)—are not just sophomoric or locker room banter. They are truly the kind of misogynistic trash that reveals a man to be lecherous and worthless—not the guy who gets politely ignored, but the guy who gets a punch in the head from worthy men who hear him talk that way about women.
I have a wife of 33 years, a daughter, and 2 daughters in law. I am not able to offer my time any further without an obvious "change of heart and direction" [that] true believers call repentance.
If Mr. Trump isn’t seeking our counsel now— 1) to be repentant 2) on how to portray that repentance, then the idea of a faith council (which has deteriorated into influence brokering anyway) is really kind of a joke right? I have spent my life helping men get free from such disgusting commentary on women—even writing my doctoral dissertation on self-disclosure of sin among men. I cannot and will not offer help to a man who believes this kind of talk a minor error.
No more defending Mr. Trump as simply foolish or loose lipped. Please pass this on to whomever you deem best.