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  • Poll: White evangelical preference (Trump 69%, Hillary 15%)

    10/21/2016 4:51:04 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 50 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/21/2016 | Fox Business
    Poll: White evangelical preference: Trump: 69% Hillary: 15%
  • White evangelicals stand with Donald Trump, surveys say

    10/19/2016 1:30:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Tennessean | October 19, 2016 | Holly Meyer
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  • Survey Finds Most American Christians Are Actually Heretics

    10/18/2016 3:08:25 PM PDT · by Brookhaven · 297 replies
    The Federalist ^ | OCTOBER 10, 2016 | G. Shane Morris
    Evangelicals Didn’t Even Study for This Test ...this year, LifeWay used more stringent criteria for evangelical faith, as defined by some group called the National Association of Evangelicals. Only participants who called the Bible their highest authority, said personal evangelism is important, and indicated that trusting in Jesus’ death on the cross is the only way of salvation, were labeled “evangelical.” They totaled 586 survey-takers. Everyone expected them to perform better than most Americans. No one expected them to perform worse. Seven in ten evangelicals—more than the population at large—said that Jesus was the first being God created. Fifty-six percent...
  • Franklin Graham Defends Evangelicals Supporting Trump

    10/17/2016 1:51:14 PM PDT · by upchuck · 18 replies
    Global Dispatch ^ | Oct 17, 2016 | Butter Bracco
    As Donald Trump’s lewd remarks and insults have created a major divide in the political arena, the surprising support from evangelicals have surprised everyone. Pastor Franklin Graham took to his Facebook page Saturday to defend the evangelical leaders who have remained in Trump’s corner. “A lot of people are slamming evangelicals for supposedly giving Donald J. Trump a pass. That’s simply not true. No one is giving him a pass. I’m certainly not, and I’ve not met an evangelical yet who condones his language or inexcusable behavior from over a decade ago. However, he has apologized to his wife, his...
  • Metaxas for Trump: God will judge us if Hillary wins

    10/16/2016 1:15:25 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 28 replies ^ | October 16, 2016 | Michael Haverluk
    As one of Trump’s staunchest advocates through ... incessant attacks,... acclaimed Christian author Eric Metaxas has taken heat for his continued defense of the candidate and insists that Christians will be held guilty before God if the Democratic rival Hillary Clinton wins. To give evangelicals and other conservatives a better idea of why he has unwavering and vigorous support...... Metaxas offered an unapologetic and bold explanation. “God will not hold us guiltless [if Hillary Clinton is elected],”.... A no-vote is a vote for Hillary. Metaxas stands with ... key conservative Christian leaders who will not rescind their support... The Christian...
  • Why I Believe Trump Is the Prophesied President

    10/15/2016 1:35:12 PM PDT · by xenia · 114 replies
    Charisma News ^ | October 5, 2016 | Lance Wallnau
    You have to wonder, what is it about Donald Trump that frightens liberals, media, academia and the establishment class in politics? Those who see Donald as a hateful, unstable, shallow, boisterous billionaire need to consider whether they are responding to the man and what he actually says or reacting to the man's caricature. Barack Obama deliberately ran as a blank canvas. Trump is the opposite. He is in some strange way a mirror that reflects whatever you are. Some people "get" him and others don't—and those who "don't" never will. The real spirit of this conflict is laid bare if...
  • Christian Leader Franklin Graham Defends Trump: This Election Is About Future of the Supreme Court

    10/15/2016 8:43:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 59 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct 14th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Christian leader Franklin Graham defended Donald Trump on Friday after a week of unvetted allegations by the liberal media by Hillary Clinton supporters. Franklin reminds Christians this election is not about Donald Trump’s actions from 11 years ago or Hillary Clinton’s many lies. This election is about the future of the Supreme Court and religious freedom. From Franklin’s Facebook page: A lot of people are slamming evangelicals for supposedly giving Donald J. Trump a pass. That’s simply not true. No one is giving him a pass. I’m certainly not, and I’ve not met an evangelical yet who condones his language...
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Confidantes Mock Evangelicals and Conservative Catholics in Podesta Email

    10/11/2016 6:21:52 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | October 11,2016 | Leonardo Blair
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri and Center for American Progress fellow John Halpin mocked conservative Catholicism as an "amazing bastardization of the faith" in new emails released by WikiLeaks.
  • My only Trump Column...(I hope)

    I have a lot of friends and readers who are baffled by what they consider to be the misguided “evangelical Christian support” for Donald Trump in America.It doesn’t make sense, especially in the light of the recent appalling locker room comments , revealed by Trump’s enemies(and by God, for there is nothing hidden that won’t be brought to light and nothing secret that won’t be shouted from the housetops!) . It just doesn’t make sense that although Trump is so manifestly immoral, Evangelicals would stick by him, even when the ‘brave’ leadership of the Republican party runs for the tall...
  • Evangelical Leaders Stick with Trump, Focus on Defeating Clinton [Even More]

    10/08/2016 4:09:49 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 11 replies
    Yahoo News/Reuters ^ | 8 Oct 2016 | Steve Holland and Michelle Conlin
    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) Leaders of religious conservative groups largely stood behind Donald Trump on Saturday... (snip) "Naturally I’m disappointed," said Steve Scheffler, head of the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition. "But, you know, the Bible tells me that we are all sinners saved by grace and I don't think there's probably a person alive that I know of that hasn’t made some mistakes in the past." He said Clinton has peccadilloes of her own, most notably marital woes with her husband, former President Bill Clinton. "So yes, I will vote for Donald Trump. I’m not excusing his behavior at all....
  • Byron York: Will There Be a GOP Stampede from Trump [Evangelical Leaders Standing by Trump]

    10/08/2016 3:47:48 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 86 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10 Oct 2016 | Byron York
    (snip) As the defections were building Saturday morning, evangelical leader Gary Bauer sent a mass email headlined, "Gary Bauer Says Values Voters Continue to Support Trump-Pence Ticket." "The ten-year old tape of a private conversation in which Donald Trump uses grossly inappropriate language does not change the reality of the choice facing this country," Bauer wrote. Franklin Graham, who has not officially endorsed Trump, wrote a Facebook post that seemed to suggest evangelical voters should stick with the Republican nominee. "The crude comments made by Donald J. Trump more than 11 years ago cannot be defended," Graham wrote. "But the...
  • Evangelical leaders stick with Trump, focus on defeating Clinton

    10/08/2016 1:35:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 8, 2016 | Steve Holland and Michelle Conlin
    Leaders of religious conservative groups largely stood behind Donald Trump on Saturday, the day after vulgar sexual comments he made about women surfaced online, but some expressed concern that the U.S. Republican presidential nominee's remarks could depress evangelical turnout on Election Day. Most evangelical leaders did not condemn Trump, and instead pointed to an urgent need to prevent Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton from winning the presidency, reshaping the Supreme Court and implementing liberal policies. The latest blow to Trump's campaign came after a 2005 video surfaced of the then-reality TV star talking on an open microphone about groping women and...
  • Progressive "Evangelicals" Show their Bias in Anti-Trump Letter

    10/08/2016 6:05:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 8, 2016 | Calvin Beisner
    Reading "A Declaration by American Evangelicals Concerning Donald Trump" reminded me of the truth that what a document doesn't say is often as important as what it does.A survey of the initial signers reveals that its most famous signers have long been on the Progressive wing of American Protestantism: Tony Campolo, Rich Cizik, Claiborne, Wes Granberg-Michaelson, Rachel Held Evans, Jo Anne Lyon, McLaren, David Neff, Ron Sider (of Evangelicals for Social Action), and Jim Wallis (of Sojourners). A more candid title would have been "A Declaration by American Progressive Evangelicals Concerning Donald Trump."The letter's specific objections to Trump begin in...
  • Evangelical Leaders Stand By Trump

    10/08/2016 7:43:52 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 54 replies ^ | October 08, 2016
    Family Research Council head Tony Perkins told BuzzFeed News his support for Trump is about conservative policy stances, not personal values. “My personal support for Donald Trump has never been based upon shared values, it is based upon shared concerns about issues such as: justices on the Supreme Court that ignore the constitution, America’s continued vulnerability to Islamic terrorists and the systematic attack on religious liberty that we’ve seen in the last 7 1/2 years,” Perkins said. And Faith and Freedom Coalition president Ralph Reed cited abortion, the economy and the Middle East as keys to his continued backing of...
  • Evangelical Leaders Shrug At Donald Trump’s Lewd Comments: Evangelicals... made their peace

    10/07/2016 7:10:34 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 93 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/7/16 | Betsy Woodruff
    The fact that Donald Trump said in 2005 that he could grab women “by the pussy” because he’s famous doesn’t seem to be changing how social conservative leaders feel about him. Evangelicals who opposed him before still aren’t fans. And the ones in his camp aren’t phased by the recording. That’s because this isn’t about how much they like the brash billionaire; it’s about how unflinching they are in their opposition to Hillary Clinton. “People of faith are voting on issues like who will protect unborn life, defund Planned Parenthood, defend religious liberty and oppose the Iran nuclear deal,” said...
  • A Declaration by American Evangelicals Concerning Donald Trump

    Imperfect elections and flawed candidates often make for complicated and difficult choices for Christians. But sometimes historic moments arise when more is at stake than partisan politics--when the meaning and integrity of our faith hangs in the balance. This is one of those moments. A significant mistake in American politics is the media’s continued identification of “evangelical” with mostly white, politically conservative, older men. We are not those evangelicals. The media’s narrow labels of our community perpetuate stereotypes, ignore our diversity, and fail to accurately represent views expressed by the full body of evangelical Christians.
  • Faith Leaders Call To ‘Repentance’ Catholics and Protestants Aiding Soros’ ‘Anti-Christian’ Agenda

    09/29/2016 9:03:18 AM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Sep 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Shortened title. Full title: Faith Leaders Call To ‘Repentance’ Progressive Catholics and Protestants Aiding George Soros’ ‘Anti-Christian’ Agenda An open letter signed by more than 75 of America’s evangelical and Catholic leaders calls upon politically progressive groups that claim to be members of a traditional “faith” to refuse financial assistance from leftwing billionaire political activist George Soros and his political allies. The group of leaders – which calls itself the American Association of Evangelicals – writes in its letter: After years of earnest but less public attempts, it is now with heavy hearts, and a hope for justice and restoration,...
  • Another pastor misleading Christians--Hillsong and BLM!!

    09/28/2016 1:51:09 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 18 replies
    Blaze ^ | 9/28/2016 | Blaze
    Hillsong NYC pastor Carl Lentz has struck a nerve. The pastor took to Facebook Sunday to explain why his church — made up of Hillsong’s NYC campuses — will not be using the phrase “all lives matter.” Instead, Lentz wrote, his church will be saying “black lives matter.” The pastor wrote: At THIS church, we are not saying ‘all lives matter’ right now because this is a logical assumption that most reasonable people agree with. All lives are not at risk right now. We ARE saying BLACK LIVES MATTER. Because, right now, black lives apparently are worth LESS on our...
  • White evangelical voters in southwestern Ohio reluctantly embrace Trump

    09/28/2016 3:54:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | September 28, 2016 | Alan Johnson
    LEBANON — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both have a problem winning over white evangelical Christians in Republican-rich southwestern Ohio. Most don’t like either one of them. But make no mistake: Most evangelicals REALLY dislike Clinton, the Democratic former secretary of state. They see her as too liberal, favoring abortion and same-sex marriage, and a serious threat to religious freedom through her potential appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court. Many evangelicals don’t know much about Trump, the Republican businessman, developer and reality-television star. They acknowledge being troubled by his background, multiple marriages and bravado, but they say they’re willing to...
  • White working-class evangelicals: Christian values are under attack

    09/25/2016 3:14:38 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | September 24, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    While black evangelicals [who make up about 6% of evangelicals] are solidly against the GOP nominee, among white working-class evangelicals, about three in four -- 76% -- say they'd consider voting for Trump.... The majority -- 6 in 10 -- of voters in this group believe the US' better days are in the past and most are concerned that the country is becoming less Christian. Nearly 90% of working class whites who are evangelical Christians believe Christian values are under attack in America today. While most Christian groups -- 73% of mainline Protestants and 61% of Catholics -- share this...
  • Evangelical “American Renewal Project” has launched a massive effort to elect Trump

    08/31/2016 9:06:09 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/31/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    You will not see this reported by the Democrat, puppet media. The American Renewal Project (ARP) is very serious about seeing that Donald Trump is elected our next president. The ARP’s leader, David Lane, reports raising $10 million in just the first week of the Project’s effort to get this job done. The Evangelical community across America has a very clear preference for the team of Trump and his running mate Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana who is a member of their community. Lane wants to harness that power to elect these men. From the earliest days of this...
  • Trump to Speak at Historic Black Church on Sunday

    08/21/2016 7:46:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 21,2016 | Joe Hoft
    The historic Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries in Charlotte, North Carolina is hosting Donald Trump on Sunday. The church leaders said on CNN that “Supporting Hillary Clinton for President is like being with an abusive ex-spouse” will host Donald Trump on Sunday morning. Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries in Charlotte, North Carolina welcomed Lara Trump, Trump’s daughter-in-law and wife to Eric Trump, to the church on August 7th. The church has undergone intense media challenges since announcing their support for Trump.
  • Trump wins backing of social conservative leader

    07/21/2016 5:06:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    MSN ^ | July 21, 2016 | AP
    CLEVELAND — The Latest on the Republican National Convention (all times EDT): 7:45 p.m. The head of the socially conservative Family Research Council is promising to vote for Donald Trump. Tony Perkins is the first speaker on Thursday night's program at the Republican National Convention. Perkins — who's also a Louisiana delegate — says Trump has demonstrated his commitment to religious conservative values through his promise to appoint conservative judges, his support for the GOP platform and the selection of running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
  • News on The 700 Club: July 12, 2016 (Trump & Robertson)

    07/13/2016 7:07:24 PM PDT · by GilGil · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/12/2016 | Pat Robertson
    As seen on "The 700 Club," July 12: What a Trump presidency would look like: Nominee talks with Pat Robertson; Civil rights commission's unexpected response to Iowa churches, and more.
  • Nearly Four-Fifths of White Evangelicals Say They’ll Vote for Donald Trump

    07/13/2016 4:22:53 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 66 replies ^ | 7/13/16 | Laurie Goodstein
    Nearly four-fifths of white evangelical voters plan to cast their ballots for Donald J. Trump, despite his multiple marriages, lack of piety and inconsistency on the issues they care about most, a new poll has found. Support for Mr. Trump among white evangelicals is even stronger than it was four years ago for Mitt Romney, the previous Republican candidate for president, according to the poll of religious voters, released on Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. White evangelicals make up about one-fifth of all registered voters and are a coveted bloc who, when energized, can turn out the vote through...
  • For evangelicals, the question has become: Which is a worse sin, abortion or racism?

    06/28/2016 11:59:42 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 27, 2016 | Michelle Boorstein
    Monday’s Supreme Court ruling tossing Texas abortion restrictions puts a massive spotlight on the new debate pressing evangelicals: Which is a worse sin, racism or abortion? For decades, abortion has been the mother of all deciding issues for evangelicals, who make up about a quarter of the U.S. population and are strongly opposed. But in the 2016 race, with Donald Trump’s unusually incendiary comments about race, culture and religion, this second issue is becoming increasingly sacred. This question of how to deal with Hillary Clinton’s robust support for abortion rights along with Trump’s challenging of the place of minorities is...
  • This Black Pastor Says His 'Attitude Changed' on Donald Trump After Meeting With 900 Evangelicals

    06/24/2016 10:42:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | June 23, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    Conservative evangelical bishop E.W. Jackson says that his "attitude" about Donald Trump changed as a result of Tuesday's meeting between Trump and hundreds of America's top evangelical leaders in New York City. Jackson, who is the founder of the conservative nonprofit S.T.A.N.D., said in a conference call during the meeting that he can now back the presumptive Republican nominee instead of just preferring him over presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. "What I am hoping we will see is the evangelical community unify around Donald Trump because we just don't have any choice," Jackson said. "I hope that there will be...
  • Former Cruz for President National Co-Chair Opens Door to Trump Endorsement

    06/23/2016 1:26:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Charisma News' Chaisma Caucus ^ | June 23, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    During a brief appearance on FOX News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto," evangelical faith leaders Bob Vander Plaats discussed his take on Donald Trump's recent "conversation" with more than 900 faith leaders this week in New York City. And while he said the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting still had some ways to come to secure the support of concerned evangelicals like himself, he didn't entirely slam the door shut on a future endorsement. Guest host Charles Payne, who was filling in while Cavuto recovers from open-heart surgery, asked specifically about that door being left open. "I think one of the...
  • Trump's evangelical advisory board features Bachmann, Falwell

    06/22/2016 9:40:38 AM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/21/2016 | Nick Gass
    Former Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann leads an alphabetical list of names announced by Donald Trump's campaign on Tuesday as the presumptive Republican nominee's evangelical executive advisory board. Along with Bachmann, the campaign announced the additions radio host and Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr, Faith and Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed, among more than two dozen names. Read more: Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook
  • Rick Wiles Reports on today's Evangelical Meeting with DJT

    06/21/2016 9:56:26 PM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 22 replies
    youtube ^ | June 21, 20016 | Rick Wiles
    Rick Wiles on TruNews giving his account of today's meeting of 1000 Evangelicals with Mr. Trump.
  • How can Trump win the many undecided evangelicals? We asked them.

    06/21/2016 5:33:20 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 100 replies
    Donald Trump will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday with hundreds of the nation’s most prominent Christian conservatives — megachurch pastors, religious media personalities, theological writers, heads of social conservative organizations and more. Many of these Christian leaders supported other candidates, including Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina in the primary season. Some have criticized the presumptive Republican nominee for his rhetoric about race and about women, his lack of an anti-abortion history and even his ownership of casinos. What would Trump have to say to earn their support on Tuesday? Several people who will be attending the meeting...
  • Will local evangelical Christians turn out to vote for and work for Donald Trump?

    06/17/2016 10:51:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WCPO-TV ^ | June 17, 2016 | Kevin Eigelbach
    So far, the answer seems to be 'yes' Since the late ’70s, some of the most reliable voters for Republican candidates have been Christians who take the Bible literally — conservative Christians, we’ll call them. About 65 percent vote Republican now, and they typically turn out in large numbers for elections, said Andrew Lewis, a political science professor at the University of Cincinnati. Will they do so this year, when the Republican standard-bearer is Donald Trump, a not particularly religious person whose support for the pro-life movement has been lukewarm at best? The short answer is yes, said Lewis, who...
  • Watch Live - Trump Address Faith And Freedom Coalition

    06/10/2016 9:58:38 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 73 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | 06/10/2016 | PBS
    hDonald Trump, Sen. Mitch McConnell and other speakers are set to address the 2016 Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference is one of the largest events for religious conservative groups in the country. Trump’s speech marks an appeal to the evangelical voter base, whose support for Trump has taken some analysts by surprise. “Mr. Trump won a plurality of evangelical votes in the Republican primaries on his path to the nomination, and we welcome him to once again address members of Faith and Freedom and to express his views on the many issues of importance to...
  • VCU Prof: Brazilian Evangelicals Rise Up

    06/02/2016 8:01:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 2, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Post story, "In BrazilÂ’s political crisis, a powerful new force: Evangelical Christians," is an amazing account from a liberal perspective of how Christian conservatives are taking back their country. One leading critic of the ruling Workers Party in Brazil said, "We saw that communism was in their DNA." We saw this coming more than a year ago in our story, "Anti-Marxist Counter-Revolution in Brazil." The obvious question is, Can it happen here? The answer is, Not with Trump. Andrew Chesnut, a Latin America expert and professor of religious studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, is quoted as saying, "They think...
  • Evangelicals raise hell over Trump's VP search (Politico Propaganda Alert)

    05/10/2016 7:28:19 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/10/2016 | Katie Glieck
    Donald Trump’s primary run left him with few friends among evangelical leaders, who are now weighing sitting out the general election entirely. But there is one way, they say, to win them back: picking a vice presidential candidate socially conservative enough to compensate for Trump’s many heresies. Several of the country’s top socially conservative leaders, from Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council to Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America, said Trump’s choice of running mate would be among the most important factors in deciding whether to activate their extensive grass-roots networks on the real estate billionaire’s behalf. “Who’s...
  • ‘There’s nobody left’: Evangelicals feel abandoned by GOP after Trump’s ascent

    05/09/2016 12:09:31 PM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2016 | Katie Zezima
    Pastor Gary Fuller planned a Sunday service focused on involving Christians in the political process and featuring a speech by the pastor father of Sen. Ted Cruz. But after a week in which Cruz abruptly dropped out of the race, his father scrapped his appearance here and Donald Trump became the Republican Party’s standard-bearer, a dismayed Fuller kept the political portion short.
  • OPINION: Cruz a ‘Teavangelical’ who can win

    04/06/2016 9:39:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Courier News | April 7, 2016 | David Brody, Christian Broadcasting Network
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  • Pew Poll: Cruz Backed by White Evangelicals, Weekly Church-Goers; Trump by Mainline Protestants

    04/02/2016 12:40:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/02/2016 | Anugrah Kumar
    The latest Pew Research poll reveals that while Ted Cruz is supported by white evangelical Republicans and those who regularly attend church service, the GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is preferred by white mainline Protestants and those who attend religious services less frequently. The poll released Friday shows that 41 percent of white evangelical Protestant Republican voters back Cruz, compared with 38-percent support for Trump. And 44 percent of Republican voters who regularly attend religious services are likely to back Cruz, while Trump has the backing of only 29 percent in this category. The poll also suggests that 57 percent of...
  • Robert Jeffress Rebukes Glenn Beck for Criticism of Southern Evangelicals

    03/23/2016 4:44:46 PM PDT · by McGruff · 58 replies
    BREITBART ^ | March 23, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Robert Jeffress, pastor of the 12,000 member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, is rebuking talk radio host Glenn Beck for his recent criticism of evangelical Christians who live in the South and are not supporting Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% ’s campaign to secure the Republican Presidential nomination. “All throughout the South the Evangelicals are not listening to their God,” Beck said at a rally in Utah on Monday. “Beck’s wacko comment speaks for itself,” Jeffress tells Breitbart News. “However, by using the phrase ‘their God’ to refer to the God we evangelical Christians worship, Beck is finally admitting...
  • Phyllis Schlafly: 'Donald Trump Has Spoken To The Heart Of America'

    03/22/2016 3:15:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | 3/22/2016 12:05 pm
    Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly has been one of Donald Trump’s most vocal supporters, much to the dismay of her fellow Eagle Forum activists who have rallied behind Ted Cruz. However, Schlafly stood by her position in an interview with WorldNetDaily today, even mocking the Cruz campaign’s failure to win support from a plurality of evangelical Republican voters in many of the early primary states: “The amazing thing is, Cruz based his campaign on courting the evangelicals, and even the evangelicals voted for Trump!” “Trump has got the energy to punch the kingmakers in the nose and take the selection...
  • Obama Supreme Court Nominee Rejected Evangelical Religious Freedom Defense in 2001

    03/18/2016 2:09:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/18/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    President Barack Obama's nominee to fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court once joined an opinion that rejected an evangelical Christian defense based on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia was recently tapped by President Obama as a nominee to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. In a case decided in June 2001, Judge Garland joined an opinion authored by fellow appellate judge A. Raymond Randolph that rejected a RFRA argument for a pair of evangelical Christians who wanted to...
  • The Subversion Of American Evangelicals

    03/09/2016 3:55:55 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies ^ | March 9, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    Monday the Bethlehem Bible College, an Evangelical Christian college in Jesus’s hometown, opened its fourth biennial Christ at the Checkpoint conference. The conference, which is directed specifically toward US Evangelicals, will run through the week.
  • No, Donald Trump Doesn't Have Majority Support Among Evangelical

    03/07/2016 8:50:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/07/2016 | Anugtah Kumar
    Donald Trump does not have a the support of most evangelical voters. It's a myth that falls flat on its face when one looks at Super Tuesday exit polls in the Southern states, a political scientist concluded. Trump's message is clear, wrote Charles Krauthammer, a Washington Post columnist, describing the Republican presidential frontrunner and billionaire businessman thus: "I may not be one of you. I can't recite or even correctly cite Scripture. But I will patrol the borders of Christendom on your behalf. After all, who do you want out there — a choir boy or a tough guy with...
  • Minister Endorses Trump: 'Not a Bought Man'

    03/06/2016 4:56:10 AM PST · by CreviceTool · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | March 6, 2016 | Lourdes Garcia-Navarro
    LINZEY: He's a businessman. When he becomes president, he's going to have nothing to do with his business. It's going to go into a blind trust and all that. But as a businessman, there are things you do for business. And that is separate from running for president of the United States. And I'd like to take Mitt Romney to task because he's violated the moral tenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he violated the Mormon rule of doing unto others what you would have others do unto you. And what he did to Trump...
  • Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Trump endorsement draws objections from his late father’s confidant

    03/01/2016 2:20:45 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 1, 2016 | Phillip Rucker
    This story has been updated. It was one of Donald Trump’s first powerful endorsements: Jerry Falwell Jr., who testified for many evangelical Christians that despite leading a life of excess, the thrice-married, trash-talking mogul was indeed a God-fearing president-in-waiting. But Falwell’s plunge into presidential politics did not sit so well with intimates of his late father, Jerry Falwell Sr., nor with some at Liberty University, the Christian college in Virginia founded by the elder Falwell and now led by his son. Mark DeMoss, who for many years served as chief of staff to Falwell Sr. and considered the televangelist a...
  • What Kind of Evangelicals Are Backing Donald Trump?

    02/25/2016 8:51:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 142 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 24, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    Tuesday night's Nevada Republican caucuses had some very bad news for Ted Cruz. Cruz, who rode a wave of white evangelical support to victory in Iowa, lost badly to real estate tycoon Donald J. Trump, even among evangelicals, and by larger margins than he lost by in New Hampshire and South Carolina. Pundits struggle to explain why self-described evangelicals support a man who cannot recall ever asking God for forgiveness, has had three wives, has boasted about sleeping around, and can't tell a communion plate from an offering basket. National Review's J.D. Vance has perhaps the best explanation for this...
  • Donald Trump’s Evangelical Standing Ovation

    02/25/2016 8:42:17 AM PST · by Obadiah · 133 replies
    CBN News Blogs - The Brody File ^ | 2/25/16 | David Brody
    Donald Trump continues to amaze. Wednesday afternoon, he strode onto the Regent University stage (an influential Christian University) and received a prolonged standing ovation from the evangelical audience. He went on to speak eloquently about the importance of family (he even brought out his two sons who spoke highly of him), nominating pro-life judges, defending Israel, etc. After hearing what he had to say, he left over an hour later to another standing ovation. I saw it with my own two eyes. I was there as the moderator of this presidential forum. After seeing those evangelicals rise to their feet,...
  • Trump Courts Evangelical Vote at Regent University

    02/24/2016 5:39:14 PM PST · by austinaero · 23 replies
    CBN News ^ | 02-24-16 | Not listed
  • Like the Blind Leading the Blind: Donald Trump and Evangelicals

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    02/23/2016 9:38:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 23, 2016 | Ben Domenech
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