If you’re surprised by Trump’s support from evangelicals even in the midst of his complete mishandling of the current pandemic, bear this mind. At the outset of the HIV/Aids epidemic that ravaged and stole the lives of so many young (and older) men, Jerry Falwell, the evangelical preacher and mouthpiece of the Moral Majority had this to say, “AIDS is not just God’s punishment of homosexuals, it is God’s punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals.”