(The Narrow Road) -- As primary season moves closer, fear has ratcheted up the rhetoric coming from all corners of the American spectrum. Several evangelical Christian leaders have come out strongly against Donald Trump for not having the “moral standards” to lead America. Typically, this criticism of Trump is coupled with an endorsement (either overtly or implied) of a leader with greater moral standards. While there is no denying that some aspects of Trump's character are disturbing, a legitimate question that could be asked is: Are the other candidates any more religiously “moral” then Trump? And an even deeper question to ask is: How important should a candidate's religious “moral standards” be when determining who to vote for?
Many Christians are incensed that I would even offer the question. Because most Christians don't really want a Commander-in-Chief to lead the government, they want a Pastor-in-Chief to set the moral tone of the nation. But is this meant to be the President's role? Should the nation look to the oval office for their moral standards? Or is this the role of religious leaders? Let me further explain.