Welcome to Roger’s Take on Religion: An Inclusive Perspective
America’s business leaders have resigned from Trump-appointed advisory councils, voicing their opposition to racism and Trump’s unwillingness to attack Nazi ideology. Major charities have taken a similar stand, canceling events at Trump-owned properties to avoid the racist brand.
Kenneth C. Frazier, C.E.O. of drug maker Merck, said upon leaving: “America’s leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred … which run counter to the American ideal that all people are created equal.”
In the meantime, the president’s religious advisors, except for one New York pastor, have remained silent.
Why is it that our country’s business leaders seem to have higher moral standards than our religious leaders?
Here’s My Take: While there is a natural tendency of pastors to care for the lost and the weak, there is also pragmatism at work here.
Business leaders understand that their clientele is diverse. Religious leaders are not so limited. Their congregations are full of Trump loyalists.
In reality, religious leaders are not leaders at all but merely followers of their flocks.