If you have hung around much at all with Christian evangelicals like I have done in the past, you will have noticed that they love redemption stories. The sentiment of “I once was lost and now am found”, as expressed in the hymn Amazing Grace is a surefire winner with that crowd, to the extent that they will even exaggerate the extent of their past sins in order to make their salvation sound even more dramatic. I know because I have heard the testimonies of people I knew well.
But evangelicals seem to be willing to overlook past transgressions only for those who ally with them and they do not seem to require any accountability or even to require that the sinner make amends towards the victims of their sins. Seth Meyers looks at this hypocrisy when it comes to evangelical attitudes towards Trump’s brazen violations of the things that they claim to hold dear.