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Pope Francis recently changed church law so priests can wash the feet of women as well as men during the Holy Thursday ritual, an inclusion seen as a step forward for women. In contrast, an evangelical pastor said recently that “God has given Christianity masculine feet.”
It’s safe to say this pastor never met my mother.
It has been suggested that Donald Trump’s popularity with some evangelicals has to do more with his image of masculinity than with his faith. He dismisses women, never backs down and never apologizes, thus becoming a role model for those who believe Christianity has “masculine feet.”
Here’s My Take: Donald Trump and many Christians preach the return of male supremacy as if it were ordained by God (or as if it ever existed). It wasn’t men who got up early and ran to Jesus’ tomb following the crucifixion.
The message of the Donald and the evangelical pastor, unlike that of the Pope, simply lacks feet.
Donald Trump arrives at the pearly gates where he is immediately clothed in beautiful robes befitting a pope.
“Welcome” says a smiling St. Peter. “As a reward for your exemplary life, you have been chosen to wash the feet, for eternity, of all women who enter these gates. Here comes Fox journalist Megyn Kelly and Hillary Clinton now. Call me if you need more water.”