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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Trump Wows Religious Leaders!

As many of you know, Donald Trump spoke to 1000 evangelical leaders Tuesday. He received a standing ovation. The gathering unexpectedly turned out to include the "who’s who" of almost every major conservative evangelical organization in the nation!

Among some of the things Trump said that drew big applause was
his promise regarding Supreme Court Nominees. He noted that many conservative groups such as the Heritage Foundation vetted his choices. His nominees have to honor the U.S. Constitution as well as be pro-life.  He also reminded them if Hillary got elected, she would get to choose at least two or more Supreme Court justices, which would be the end of religious liberty and the Second Amendment.
Trump said he would fight for our religious liberty and even overturn the 1954 Johnson Amendment, which can penalize churches and pastors by removing their 501(c)(3) status if they speak politically and endorse a candidate from the pulpit. Also, we can say "Merry Christmas" again.
He said he would protect and defend Israel. He castigated the present administration for abandoning this tiny nation.
Trump has let the group realize they are one of the most important groups in the country. (The ministers themselves, also remember that seventeen million evangelicals sat out the past election.)
From reports he won most of them over and there were strong positive comments heard as they left. One summed up: "Donald Trump may not be a born-again, spirit-filled, charismatic, hand-waving believer like some of us are, but he is nevertheless a Christian,"
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