...and love the culture wars.
Not that it's fundamental to your essay, but your reference to King David is wrong. His adultery was after he had been king for at least seven years, so people didn't rally around him in spite of that. I don't remember any notable cases of him lying, by the way, and would be grateful for the reference.
He's a particularly bad example, I think, for the essay, in that God praises him, and often, but not for his military prowess. I've never detected even a whiff of an "He's an SOB, but he's 𝘰𝘶𝘳 SOB" attitude towards him.
The God that evangelicals believe in has to be the center of everyone's attention all the time, has to be constantly praised, and flies into a rage when anyone doesn't submit to him. Gee, I wonder what they saw in Trump.
One of the charms of being on the left is that you don’t have to tell the truth. You can lie and be reasonably sure the media will not call you out. A few examples.
1. Obama lied about the event in Ferguson. An honest president would have said ‘Darren Wilson was entirely innocent and Michael Brown was a violent criminal thug’. What he actually said was ‘we don’t have enough evidence to indict Darren Wilson’. In real life, Obama’s own Justice Department (Eric Holder) found that officer Wilson was entirely innocent vs. the lie of “we don’t have enough evidence”.
2. The new Florida law restricting sex education in K-3 education has been repeatedly called the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law. In real life the legislative language has no references to ‘Gay’ or even sexual preference. Has this restrained the left from lying about the new law? Of course, not.
3. ‘Race has no biological basis’ is a religious cult dogma on the left. The fact that it is not true has had almost no impact.
4. We even have people lying about the (never-happened) “Muslim Travel Ban”. Does the fact that no such ban was ever proposed, restrain lying? Of course, not.
"By proposing to ban all Muslims from entering the country". That's an overt lie. Trump never proposed any such thing. Don't lie. You will be caught and you will be shamed. Trump tried to impose limits on entry from some Muslim-majority countries (because of problems in those countries). Obama imposed essentially the same restrictions.
If a Christian does not attend church regularly and is not familiar with the teachings of the Christian bible is that Christian an Evangelical? How many people who consider themselves Evangelicals voted for Trump with the belief that he is an imperfect tool of God? Perhaps, there are people who consider themselves Christians with right-wing agendas much like there are people who consider themselves Christians with left-wing agendas. I won't use the terms "conservative", "progressive" or "liberal" for their agendas since that would imply adherence to conservative, progressive, or liberal principles.
The horror of right-wing collectivism