McKay Coppins writes for the Atlantic about the Christians who loved the president posing with a Bible in front of a church. I’ve read a lot of pieces about the current president and his faith (or lack thereof). I don’t think two sentences better capture the dynamic than the following.
To Trump, the Bible and the church are not symbols of faith; they are weapons of culture war. And to many of his Christian supporters watching at home, the pandering wasn’t an act of inauthenticity; it was a sign of allegiance—and shared dominance.
On a related note, I’ve read so many pieces from the Atlantic lately that I should probably start supporting them monetarily.