Celebrity Gossip and the Presidential Election

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Malicious gossip and anger toward presidential candidates is still malicious gossip and anger.

There is an understandable frustration with the current state of affairs as far as the upcoming election is concerned and the practical ramifications (at least in this fleeting, temporal life) are real. But, this does not approve sin regardless of the object.

To put things in perspective, it would not be acceptable to get on social media and write about a fellow church member the kinds of things I’m seeing believers write about our candidates. The tendency to think it is justifiable or even right to publicly criticize Trump or Hillary because it is what is normal in our world today is the very essence of conforming to the world in direct violation of Romans 12:2.

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Yes, these are frustrating times. Yes, the feelings run deep and the potential consequences deeper. But, whether in politics or personal circumstances, the sins of gossip and anger are never justified.

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