One newsgroup called him “The Donald Trump of Central America”, but Guatemalan residents are calling conservative Christian JimmyMorales “El Presidente”.
Gomez, a comedian and one-time seminarian – a joker who loves Jesus – took on not just any political establishment in this Central American nation, but one of the most corrupt mafia enterprises in the world, where armed gangs rule the streets and elected officials often leave office following a jail sentence instead of an election.
|Guatemalan President Jimmy Gomez|
Much of Gomez’ platform espoused values which many conservatives fear are on the wane: pro-life, pro natural marriage, opposition to the legalization of drugs. Right out of his Biblical training, Gomez campaign slogan read: “neither corrupt nor a thief”, likely drawn from Matthew 6: 20: “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal”.
While American Christians fear the decline of the once powerful Body of Christ in their country, the success of the Guatemalan churches to rally and help Gomez get elected should spark hope for renewal and restoration of Christian values in the United States.