No matter what comes out about Donald Trump, the religious right will support him. It wouldn’t matter if the Russian “pee tapes” turn out to be real, or if 100 other porn stars besides Stormy Daniels revealed that they had sex with him. He could have paid for 1,000 abortions with taxpayer dollars, ordered Russian mob hits, and personally pissed on the grave of Mother Theresa. All that matters is that he is willing to support laws and appoint federal judges sympathetic to their causes, and all else is forgiven.
VP Mike Pence made a trip to Israel, a wet dream for the religious right which believes that a final conflict in the region is necessary to bring about the End Times and return of Christ.
The support for Trump appears to be an unholy marriage of white nationalists, the religious right, and Russian mob interests.
Fascism is alive and well in America. The religious right is completely fine with it, just as too many Israelis are willing to excuse the right-wing ideology of Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel who is demonizing refugees, just like Trump.
The American religious fascists gave up on finding a leader that fit their ideological mold. At this point in their game, they’re willing to overlook all of the personal failings, and even possible treason, of a right-wing president in order to advance their agenda.
This agenda includes reversing LGBT rights, Obama-era policies, and accelerating the timeline towards their End Times prophecy. Mike Pence and his evangelical backers are the true believers in this crusade that includes rebuilding the Temple in Jerusalem at site of the Wailing Wall.
If this means supporting a president who is likely involved with the Russian mob and willing to tear our country apart, that’s a compromise they’re willing to make. Because Jesus, and the Bible.