An evangelical Christian musician is asking out his fellow members of the religion for his or her widespread help of President Donald Trump in a brand new music titled: “Hymn For The 81%.”
“This music may ruffle some feathers, however perhaps some feathers should be ruffled,” Daniel Deitrich instructed Faith Information Service, including:
Perhaps some tables should be turned over. Hear me on this, although: It’s as a result of I used to be taught to take the phrases of Jesus and the prophets severely that I can not keep silent.
The music’s title refers back to the 81% of evangelicals who voted for Trump within the 2016 presidential election. Since then, they’ve remained one in all his most constant group of supporters regardless of the chasm between core biblical tenets and the president’s habits and insurance policies.
“Even after enacting intentionally merciless insurance policies to tear households aside and put kids in cages on the southern border, evangelical help is as fervent as ever,” Deitrich, who’s listed because the pastor for arts and worship at South Bend Metropolis Church in Indiana, wrote on YouTube.
Deitrich additionally famous that he was raised on Christian values.
“I realized to take the phrases of Jesus severely ― love God, love your neighbor, feed the hungry, struggle for justice for the oppressed. I believed that issues like love, kindness, gentleness, and self-control MATTERED,” he wrote. “I’ve been so confused and deeply saddened by the unflinching loyalty to a person who so clearly embodies the other of those values.”
Deitrich instructed RNS that whereas the music was a rebuke, it “comes from a deep properly of affection.”
Certainly, one line of the music is: “You stated to like the misplaced, so I’m loving you now.” However the subsequent line places evangelical Christians who help Trump on discover:
You stated communicate the reality
I’m calling you out
Why don’t you reside the phrases
That you just put in my mouth
Deitrich stated the music’s bridge initially was “an offended center finger to the listener” that he discovered cathartic, however he toned it down within the remaining model.
“I keep in mind gearing up for that offended bridge however being hit with a wave of unhappiness as a substitute,” he instructed RNS. ”‘Come residence, you taught me higher than this’ got here out. That’s the take within the completed recording.”
Hearken to the hymn beneath: