During the last presidential election, in 2016, I was walking up a stairwell in my office building on the college campus where I teach. A colleague, seemingly out of nowhere, asked me: “But seriously, Tim, who would Jesus vote for?”
It was an odd question in the sense that we had not been talking about the election. I was merely walking to the main office to retrieve my mail and probably thinking about my next class or a current research project. But my colleague had clearly been thinking about the election, and he knew me to be a Christian, and based on that assumed I was voting for the candidate he opposed. This made him angry, and I became the convenient target for what he considered an evangelical to be.