Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric was at times sexist and racist in nature, putting voting blocs like Evangelical Christians in a quandary. Despite their reservations, Evangelical Christians voted for Trump in overwhelming numbers.
Writer and filmmaker Frank Schaeffer explains his insights on the apparent cognitive dissonance of Evangelical voters.
Schaeffer is the son of famed evangelical theologian, Francis Schaeffer. He eventually turned away from his evangelical roots and his father’s legacy. Today, Schaeffer is one of the country’s most prominent progressive Christian thinkers. He’s author of numerous books including, Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God: How To Give Love, Create Beauty And Find Peace. He’s the subject of the documentary Let me Be Frank: The Traitorous Turnabout of an Evangelical Heir Apparent.