Why do so many conservative Christians support Trump?
Very few conservative Christians seem to believe that Trump is personally religious or even moral. But these factors are not important ingredients in their support. Rather, they argue that Trump’s policies and actions advance a religious agenda despite his personal failings. Trump really doesn’t have to pretend to be religious. But he does anyway.
Which evangelical leaders are most opposed to Trump?
Perhaps no evangelical leader has been more outspoken in opposition to Trump than Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics Religious Liberty Commission.
Does Donald Trump care about religious freedom?
As a matter of rhetoric, Trump has a strong record in advancing religious freedom around the world. He has given numerous speeches championing religious liberty, hosted a Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom event, and two White House summits on the subject. He brought victims of global religious persecution to the White House.
What did Trump call Moore?
Trump’s retort on Twitter called Moore “a terrible representative of Evangelicals and all of the good they stand for. A nasty guy with no heart!”
What did Noble say about Trump?
In his post, in which he advised evangelicals to abstain from voting for president and focus instead on congressional and local and state elections, Noble wrote that voting for Trump would undermine “decades of the religious right’s insistence that character matters in politicians.”.
Where was Donald Trump’s rally?
A demonstrator holds a sign against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump outside his campaign rally in Sacramento , Calif., on June 1, 2016. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Stephen Lam *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-TRUMP-OPPONENTS, originally transmitted on June 21, 2016.
Who is Trillia Newbell?
Trillia Newbell. Trillia Newbell, director of community outreach for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention, said she cried when a loved one shared he or she was supporting Trump for president. And those don’t appear to have been tears of joy.
Who said Trump wouldn’t pass the decency interview?
Max Lucado. In a February blog post titled “ Decency for President ” that he later expanded for The Washington Post, Oak Hills Church pastor and popular Christian author Max Lucado said Trump wouldn’t pass the “decency interview” he required for his three daughters’ dates. Lucado wrote: “I’m a pastor.
Who won the most prophetic rebuke of Trump?
Eric Teetsel. Winning the award for most prophetic rebuke of Trump is Marco Rubio’s former faith outreach director, Eric Teetsel. Teetsel stood outside the Republican nominee’s June meeting with conservative Christian leaders in New York, protesting with a handwritten poster board: “Torture is not pro-life.
Will evangelicals vote for anyone who isn’t Clinton?
To him, it seems evangelicals are despairing and will vote for anybody who isn’t Clinton. But he, at least, hopes that won’t be for Trump. (He instead has suggested Evan McMullin, the former chief policy director for the House Republican Conference in the U.S. House of Representatives and a former CIA operations officer.)