This probably happens during every election cycle and with every candidate, but I’ve noticed this particularly this year:

Trump supporters consistently minimize their candidate’s sins (debasing women is mere “locker-room talk”) while maximizing Hillary Clinton’s sins (“demonic,” “end of America,” etc.).

And Clinton supporters minimize her sins (staying silent about the email and Benghazi scandals) while maximizing his (claiming Trump will found a police state and “lock up all the Mexicans”).

We need to see both as human beings who are deeply corrupt … but who are not beyond the reach of God’s redemptive power. Let’s neither whitewash nor demonize, no matter which candidate we favor.

And let’s do a lot more praying.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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