While always a Democrat, Joe Biden used to have some moderate beliefs that enabled him to attract middle-of-the-road voters.
With Biden’s embrace of the far left, that is no longer the case, which has led a prominent California pastor to tell President Donald Trump that “any real, true believer” will be on his side in November — not Biden’s, Fox News reported.
MacArthur relays conversation with Trump
Trump called MacArthur to express his support for the church’s reopening and thanked MacArthur for “taking a stand,” the pastor revealed during a Falkirk Center podcast earlier in August.
Of their conversation, MacArthur said, “We talked a little bit about why — certainly from a Biblical standpoint — Christians could not vote Democratic. Because there’s no way that a Christian can affirm the slaughter of babies, homosexual marriage, or any gross immorality. No way we could stand behind a candidate who’s affirming transgender behavior… these things aren’t even political for us… these things are Biblical.”
“We love God, we desire to honor him, and upholding righteousness in a society is what a church is supposed to do,” pastor John MacArthur says he told the president. “So I said, any real, true believer is going to be on your side in this election because it’s not just an individual, it’s an entire set of policies that Christians cannot, in any way, affirm.”
John MacArthur fights California restrictions
MacArthur’s large church in Southern California has made national headlines recently over their fight to hold indoor services in the face of the state’s coronavirus restrictions. As Los Angeles County threatened to fine the church, MacArthur took his battle to the courts, believing he can follow proper social distancing rules and have more than 50 people at a service.
The LA County Superior Court agreed with him, saying there was no court order to prohibit him from holding indoor services. Special Counsel for the Thomas More Society, Jenna Ellis, told the Christian Post, “Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff correctly found there is no court order prohibiting Grace Community Church from holding indoor services. LA County continues to harass and target Pastor MacArthur.
“Having failed to get a court order to shut down the church they have sought three times, they’re going to try again by hauling us back into court. Ironically, LA County said in its application for contempt that, ‘Grace Church cannot thumb its nose at the court when decisions don’t go its way,’ yet that’s precisely what LA County is now doing themselves. We will simply continue to defend our client’s constitutionally protected rights because church is essential,” Ellis said.
County strikes again
The county’s latest move, according to a Capstone Report, is to evict the church’s lease on its parking lot, which has been held since 1975.
“The Democrats’ message to Americans is clear–if you don’t bow to every whim of tyranny, the government will come after you. The Church has peacefully held this lease for 45 years and the only reason the County is attempting eviction is because John MacArthur stood up to their unconstitutional power grab,” Ellis said in response. “This is harassment, abusive, and unconscionable.”
We wish the church the best as they continue to defend their right to gather for worship. If it’s safe enough to fly across the country on a packed airplane, then there is no standing to ban churches from worshipping together. And MacArthur’s statement is a HUGE boost for Trump, who is counting on evangelicals as he faces off against Biden in November.