Donald Trump has been trying to prove his Christian bona fides in order to get the Evangelical vote in the GOP primary race, but when was able to negotiate an endorsement from this son of a famous Evangelist, a lot of Christians leaders were NOT happy!
…many evangelicals are upset that Falwell chose Trump, and even some leaders with ties to Liberty are opposing the endorsement.
Penny Nance, president of Concerned Women for America and a Liberty alumnus, signed an open letter with a group of conservative women leaders, urging “Republican caucus-goers and voters to support anyone but Donald Trump.”
“America will only be a great nation when we have leaders of strong character who will defend both unborn children and the dignity of women. We cannot trust Donald Trump to do either,” the letter states.
Sen. Ted Cruz launched his campaign at Liberty and is banking on support from Christian conservatives to push him toward the nomination. And he still has plenty of evangelical support in Iowa.
Bob Vander Plaats, CEO of the Family Leader, exchanged a series of testy messages with Trump over Twitter on Tuesday.
At a Cruz rally in Ottumwa, Iowa, Vander Plaats bashed Trump for saying in an interview that he had never sought forgiveness from God. Vander Plaats said the Bible calls for selecting leaders “who don’t believe they are God, but who actually fear God.”
And Cruz backer Rep. Steve King told voters gathered at a historic church in Bloomfield, Iowa, that they don’t know what Trump’s “core beliefs are” and they “don’t know what he’ll do tomorrow.”
Meanwhile, Jerry Falwell, Jr.’s brother, Rev. Jonathan Falwell, said he does not make endorsements as a pastor. But he is encouraging every follower of Christ to make sure they’re registered to vote and to “exercise their citizen right to vote.”
“Whether or not we agree on making endorsements or even agree on who would make the best next president, I think we can agree America is in need of divine intervention, spiritual renewal and a return to righteousness if we are to solve the great challenges of our day,” Jonathan Falwell said.
But will this just be another stumbling block that Trump is able to easily get past just like all the others? We’ll find out soon….
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