Early this morning, Donald Trump tweeted an attack tweet against Dr. Russell Moore, the President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral concerns and public policy entity of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.
.@drmoore Russell Moore is truly a terrible representative of Evangelicals and all of the good they stand for. A nasty guy with no heart!
—Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2016
In response to the tweets, Dr. Moore tweeted, “Sad!”
Then he tweeted “1 Kings 18:17-19“:
—Russell Moore (@drmoore) May 9, 2016
1 Kings 18:17-19 says:
When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, “Is it you, you troubler of Israel?” And he answered, “I have not troubled Israel, but you have, and your father’s house, because you have abandoned the commandments of the LORD and followed the Baals. Now therefore send and gather all Israel to me at Mount Carmel, and the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.”
Many supporters quickly came to Dr. Moore’s defense,
— Scott Slayton (@scottslayton) May 9, 2016
Proud to call @DrMoore a friend and to share the scorn of Donald Trump and his supporters. Christ before kings. Trinity before tyrants.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) May 9, 2016
— Tim Blackmon (@TimBlackmon) May 9, 2016
Dr. Moore was our guest on last week’s episode of the ChurchLeaders podcast, discussing how evangelicals should engage politically during this election season. You can listen to that episode here.