The Archbishop Of Canterbury is perplexed. As leader of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion which includes the Episcopal Church in the U.S.A., he is as thoroughly educated in the doctrines of Christianity as one could possibly be.
Yet, he can’t for the life of him understand how so many self-identified Christians in America can support President Donald “grab ’em by the p*ssy” Trump. The current Archbishop, Justin Welby, made the comment today in an appearance on a program on the ITV network in the UK, saying that he “really genuinely” can’t get his head around why so-called Christian fundamentalists have provided such a strong base for Trump when the President’s actions, policies, and attitudes are so antithetical to the very basis of Christianity.
Despite his obvious condemnation of everything that Trump represents, Archbishop Welby says that he would still be willing to attend an official state dinner for Trump if he were to make the trip to Britain on a state-sanctioned visit. He said that meeting with people that he disagrees with is simply part of his role as a religious leader and that he will need to “testify with the love of Christ to them and to seek to draw them in a different way.” Good luck with that monumental task, Archbishop!
Luckily for the Archbishop, no date for an official state visit has been set to date, especially given the opposition of many members of Parliament to having Trump being afforded the honor of all of the pomp and pageantry that such a visit entails.