Donald Trump is reportedly hosting a dinner at the White House tonight in which he, as Christian Broadcasting Network David Brody phrased it on Twitter, “will honor contributions Evangelicals are making to american [sic.] life.” Some 80% of white evangelicals voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election, and, with 75% giving the so-called president a favorable rating, they remain far and away Trump’s most supportive demographic, and the key component of his base.
So, given that evangelicals’ most glaring recent “contribution” to American life is the debacle of the Trump presidency, with all the concomitant harm that is being done to women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and immigrants, it seems to me that an appropriate response to the coziness between Trump and white evangelicals as seen in tonight’s dinner is to take to Twitter to loudly proclaim just what sorts of “contributions” evangelicals are making to American society, using the hashtag #EvangelicalContributions. I credit Twitter user @BoenderCarol for the suggestion:
Running with the idea, I coined the hashtag and suggested that others use it to draw attention to, and protest, tonight’s White House dinner in honor of evangelicals:
And Twitter has delivered. Here are some of my favorite #EvangelicalContributions tweets. If the spirit moves you, so to speak, why not head to Twitter and tweet out some of your own?