Bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor Donald Trump claims to have never asked God for forgiveness, that he has never seen the need to ask for forgiveness, a really amazing statement for someone who brags about being a strong Christian considering the main tenant of Christianity is based on forgiveness of one’s sins.
“Why do I have to repent or ask for forgiveness if I am not making mistakes?” Trump said at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa last year.
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who has endorsed Ted Cruz for president, wondered how it’s possible for Trump to be a Christian when he’s never asked God for forgiveness.
Perry, appearing on The Glenn Beck Program on Monday, delivered a message to Christian evangelical voters, urging them to question Trump’s very questionable Christian bona fides.
“I was standing offstage, next to go on to be introduced by Frank Luntz last summer in Iowa in front of a host of evangelical Christians,” Gov. Perry said. “Frank Luntz asked Donald Trump, ‘Have you ever asked God for forgiveness?’ And he very matter-of-factly said, ‘No, I’ve never done anything that I think I need to ask God for forgiveness for.’”
“Glenn, if you’re going to profess to be a Christian, which Mr. Trump does, but you do not understand in your mind intellectually or in your heart spiritually what salvation by grace means, then I got to stand up and say, ‘Wait a minute. You really don’t understand Christianity,’” Gov. Perry told Glenn Beck.
Rick Perry then took a shot at the difficult-to-understand endorsement of the vile and vulgar thrice-married unrepentant adulterer.
“I hope Jerry Falwell [Jr.] and some of these other Christian leaders that are throwing their support behind Mr. Trump, I hope the reason they’re doing that is so they can say, ‘Listen, we need to get close to you so that we can help save you,” Perry said.
Perry went on to take issue with the hypocritical act of Trump standing up, holding his Bible high in the air, a shameful act of pandering when he’s never asked God for forgiveness.
Beck then referred to a Feb. 24, Buzzfeed article which detailed some of Trump’s past sexist and misogynist about women, including one about his ex-wife Marla Maples in which he said she said, “Nice tits, no brains.”