White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has decided to end the media’s relentless bashing of Christians who support Donald Trump.
In an exclusive interview with The New Yorker, Sanders responded to critics who say true Christians can’t work in Trump’s administration with a clear message: “Frankly, if people of faith don’t get involved in the dirty process, then you’re missing the entire point of what we’re called to do.”
Defending Her Faith
Sanders wasn’t only defending Christians who work at the White House, but also those who work everywhere else in America when she said blatantly that no one who is religious — including Christians — goes to work expecting it to be like church.
This is the real world, and in the real world, you find some rather disturbing things and some very ugly people.
As a Christian, it is up to the individual to not only face these situations head-on, but to help spread the word of God along the way.
“You’re not called to go into the places where everyone already thinks like you and is a believer – you have to go onto a stage where they’re not,” Sanders said.
Faith and Politics
Much of what Sanders said applies when we’re talking politics, too.
To be successful in politics, you can’t spend all your time shouting at those who agree with you; you have to step out of your comfort zone and talk to those who don’t have the same mindset if you want to win votes.
That was something Trump was willing to do in 2016 — which is largely why he was so successful on election night.
Hillary Clinton practically dismissed several traditionally red states, considering it to be a waste of time to even speak to Republicans. And she did the same with a few states she thought she had no chance of losing.
Trump took advantage of that, and ended up winning reliably blue states like Pennsylvania because he made believers out of non-believers.
That falls right in line with Sarah Sanders’ message to Christians: if you don’t take the step to speak to those who don’t agree with you and make change for the better, who will?