Trump's offer to abolish the Johnson Amendment and let Christians pick Supreme Court justices is similar to the offer made by Satan to Jesus Christ, said Eric Sapp, executive director of American Values Network. Sapp is referring to the devil's offer to give the kingdoms of the world to Jesus if he would bow down and worship Satan.
Sapp's comments were aimed at an article published by the Christian Post telling evangelicals that they must consider voting for Trump or a third-party candidate. The article described Trump's offer to appoint conservative Supreme Court justices as "tempting."
Sapp argued that voting for Trump would harm Christian witnesses, especially in the perspective of Latinos and Muslims.
"What will our Latino brothers and sisters think of us? How could we ever again have credibility on religious freedom if we are willing to trade the First Amendment rights of our Muslim American neighbors so easily?" he asked.
A member of the Global Advisory Board of Christian Post's parent company, Sapp pointed out that Trump supported the idea of torture and the killing of innocent family members of terrorists. He also called attention to Trump's three marriages and the adulterous statements Trump made in his book, "The Art of the Comeback."
Sapp pointed out that the issue of abortion should not be a reason to vote for the business tycoon because he supported partial birth abortion prior to his candidacy. He also mentioned that Roe v. Wade still remained even when two-thirds of the Supreme Court appointees were Republicans during the administration of George W. Bush.
Furthermore, Sapp rejected the idea that Christianity will decline if liberals were appointed to the Supreme Court.
"If the Church needs the Court to save souls and empower a faithful witness â€” both spoken and lived â€” then we are truly lost," he remarked.
He also criticized the growing sentiments against the Johnson Amendment among evangelical Trump supporters. "In what world do we think it's a good idea to allow our tithes to be used to support political candidates and for churches to become openly partisan political operations?" Sapp asked.
Near the end of his opinion piece, Sapp declared that Trump will neither save the church nor restore America's morality. Sapp predicted that Trump will not win the elections because the nation will realize who he truly is.