75 million plus people have played the unmodded version of the game Grand Theft Auto 5 and don’t see anything wrong with its contents. Twenty-five million have purchased Grand Theft Auto 4. Judging from these numbers many people must not have a problem with language vulgarities, excessive violence and disturbing sex that is featured in these core games. And to criticize any blatant gratuitous aspects of the game is asking for put-downs, name calling and extended cursing from the critics themselves.
Enter Donald Trump. I venture to say many of these same people hate or strongly dislike President Trump. Why? I do not know because it certainly cannot be for his offensive language, decisions, tweets, or even his personality. Perhaps what is not liked is his desire for the restoration of law and order to our land after the lawlessness of the previous president. Or perhaps what many of these millions of Grand Theft Auto 4 and 5 fans don’t like about Donald Trump is his moral stand to stop the murder of innocent babies. Maybe still, what is so despised is Donald Trump’s relentless defense of the police and military while he seeks to uphold traditional Biblical values that our country was founded on. Yep. That must be it. Show support and belief in Biblical values and the fan base of a game that glorifies vulgar behavior, rampant immorality and excessive violence against police will cry foul against you. And it’s understandable because it’s exactly this kind of thing that Jesus said would happen over 2000 years ago (see John 15). In the meantime, I will be looking for a game as massive in scale as Grand Theft Auto 5 (scenery-wise) that instead glorifies the police and obeying the law.