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    GLENDALE, Arizona — Catholics eager to participate in public life once faced significant obstacles. In 1928, Democratic presidential nominee Al Smith lost badly amid anti-Catholic political attacks, and in 1960, John F. Kennedy faced some residual prejudice in his successful presidential bid. But that's ancient history. Wednesday's "Evangelicals for Trump" rally drew about...
    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump's son Eric Trump urged evangelicals during a visit to Arizona Wednesday to back his father because he supports religious freedom, is opposed to abortion and will back Christians' ability to speak freely. Eric Trump addressed a crowd at the Dream City Church in Glendale, an Assemblies of God...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s homestretch push to repeat his razor thin victory in Pennsylvania four years ago won’t happen without white evangelicals, and there are signs that critical component of his coalition hasn’t lost the faith. It’s a group that has often made the difference for Republicans on the Pennsylvania ballot. And...
    By MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s homestretch push to repeat his razor thin victory in Pennsylvania four years ago won't happen without white evangelicals, and there are signs that critical component of his coalition hasn't lost the faith. It's a group that has often made the difference for Republicans...
    It's an unnecessary and cruel move. On Monday, the Trump administration proposed expanding its anti-abortion foreign policy again, further restricting foreign organizations' abilities to provide comprehensive reproductive health care.  It's an unnecessary and cruel move given that there are already laws in place that bar...
    Catholics and evangelicals in battleground states are swinging toward Joe Biden, a survey found, as the former vice president's campaign makes a moral case against President Trump. The survey, commissioned by the left-leaning group Vote Common Good and conducted in Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, found that a majority of people view Biden...
    Last Friday President Trump stood up to the race hustlers and issued an order to “cease and desist from using taxpayer dollars” for the dissemination of Critical Race Theory (CRT) via mandatory instructional courses for government workers, including the military. The order directs federal agencies to begin the process of identifying and eliminating “all contracts...
    Kristin Kobes Du Mez September 8, 2020 9:04AM (UTC) This article was originally published on The Conversation. The Research Brief is a short take on interesting academic work. The big idea White evangelical support for Donald Trump has long puzzled observers. To many, it seems hypocritical that Christians who have long touted "family values" could rally...
    President Trump said in vulgar terms that evangelical Christians believed in nonsense, according to his former lawyer Michael Cohen. In a new memoir, titled Disloyal, Cohen claims that Trump, while a presidential candidate during the 2016 campaign, held a meeting with evangelicals in Trump Tower in Manhattan where they laid hands on him in...
    The latest Pew Research poll shows that 72% of white evangelical Protestants approved of Donald Trump’s work as president in June, and 59% strongly approved. That number was slightly lower than his approval earlier in the year. But about 82% of white evangelicals said they would vote for Trump, even higher than the proportion who voted for...
    Washington (CNN)In 2016, Jerry Falwell Jr. was among those who took the stage at the Republican National Convention to praise Donald Trump. As president of Liberty University, the massive Christian college in Virginia founded by his televangelist father, Falwell had made waves earlier that year when, on the eve of the Iowa caucus he'd endorsed...
    DENVER (CBS4) — Vice Pres. Mike Pence was set to accept his re-nomination for a second term in the Trump administration Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention. Pence is a trusted ally of Christian conservatives, and one prominent Colorado conservative says he believes Evangelicals will turnout in even bigger numbers for the Trump/Pence ticket...
    There’s always a kind of collective schadenfreude to be experienced when someone’s seemingly holy (or “holier than thou”) persona is dismantled, revealing a pattern of inconceivable hypocrisy. Yes, we all fall short of the glory of God, but there’s something especially insidious about profanity being concealed by a sacred smokescreen — or in the case of...
    More than a dozen prominent evangelicals are appealing to first daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump to help ensure the Trump administration adheres to federal anti-trafficking law in its treatment of unaccompanied migrant children. In a letter to President Donald Trump’s daughter sent Monday, the evangelical leaders laud Ivanka Trump for her recent declaration that...
    Sunday on MSNBC, network contributor and presidential historian Jon Meacham said Democratic nominee Joe Biden was brave to make the 2020 election about morals. He urged Evangelical voters to focus on the teachings of Jesus during his Sermon on the Mount more than securing conservative justices on the Supreme Court. Meacham said, “What’s happened with the broad...
    A conservative Northern Virginia pastor was holding court with his flock in the narthex of the church. This was in pre-pandemic times, before masks, social distancing, and the shift of most large worship services to online video platforms such as Zoom. “I don’t know that I’d want to have President Trump over for dinner,” he...
    A Texas A&M University professor recently posted on Facebook that he believes it was "good news" that Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert (Texas) contracted COVID-19 and that he hopes "fat klansman" President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence get it, too, Campus Reform reported Monday. What are the details?Dr. Filipe de Castro is a nautical archaeology...
    Trump said Monday that he "moved the capital" of Israel to Jerusalem for evangelical Christians. That's for the evangelicals," he at a campaign rally. "You know, it's amazing with that: the evangelicals are more excited about that than Jewish people." He was likely referring to moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to...
    While discussing his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the U.S. Embassy there, President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden's lead over Trump narrows in new national poll Biden faces hurdles in bid to mend ties with US allies Cheney calls pardoning Snowden 'unconscionable' after Trump says he's considering it MORE said on...
    Amanda Marcotte August 13, 2020 5:00PM (UTC) Remember the "Left Behind" series, about how the Rapture would whisk away all devout right-wing Christians before Jesus Christ unleashed the apocalypse on the unbelievers? Purity rings? Jesus Camp? Breathless stories about "girls gone mild," giving up sex and tank tops for the Lord? A federal health official who believed that...
    One has to imagine that for Jerry Falwell Jr., things feel very unfair right about now. For more than four years, the world of right-wing American Christianity has not only lined up behind Donald Trump — a thrice-married chronic adulterer who bragged on tape how he likes to “grab ’em by the pussy” — but has embraced...
    Amanda Marcotte August 11, 2020 5:03PM (UTC) One has to imagine that for Jerry Falwell Jr., things feel very unfair right about now. For more than four years, the world of right-wing American Christianity has not only lined up behind Donald Trump — a thrice-married chronic adulterer who bragged on tape how he likes to "grab...
    President Trump's campaign is holding an "Evangelicals for Trump" event on Thursday at a Las Vegas hotel and casino, amid a controversial ban in the state on gatherings of more than 50 people in houses of worship while places like casinos are subject to a less stringent 50 percent capacity limit. The event is scheduled...
    When the coronavirus pandemic was killing thousands of New York City residents in the spring, many far-right Republicans in Texas and the Deep South argued that they shouldn’t be forced to practice social distancing or wear protective face masks because of a Northeastern Corridor problem. They failed to realize that pandemics, from the Black Death...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The principle of religious freedom is important to most Americans. But as President Donald Trump touts his support for it during his reelection bid, there are notable fault lines among people of different faiths and political ideologies over what it truly means. About 8 in 10 Americans said religious freedom issues are...
    President Donald Trump lies so often that it is no longer shocking when it happens, no matter how blatant or absurd the falsehood may be. Not only does Trump regularly exaggerate the truth, he frequently denies facts that can be observed directly from video or audio tapes. This has led some professionals to diagnose his lying as...
    The niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. appeared at a Trump Campaign event on Thursday, attending as one of six Christian speakers chosen to help celebrate the president's pro-life stance. Alveda C. King – whose late father A.D. King was a civil rights leader like his famous brother – sang the hymn 'How Great...
    North Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN)Joe Biden sat with his wife, Jill, in the first pew of an AME here the Sunday after Valentine's Day, ahead of the state's primary. The former vice president clapped on beat, rose on cue and laughed when the moment called for laughter. The message that Sunday: "Don't stop singing." When...
    President Donald Trump’s appeal to religious conservatives is a cornerstone of his political identity. But Joe Biden is a different kind of foe than Trump has faced before: one who makes faith a central part of his persona — often literally wearing it on his sleeve. In fact, Biden’s practice of carrying a rosary that...
    President Donald Trump’s appeal to religious conservatives is a cornerstone of his political identity. But Joe Biden is a different kind of foe than Trump has faced before: one who makes faith a central part of his persona — often literally wearing it on his sleeve. In fact, Biden’s practice of carrying a rosary that...
    By ELANA SCHOR and JACK JENKINS President Donald Trump’s appeal to religious conservatives is a cornerstone of his political identity. But Joe Biden is a different kind of foe than Trump has faced before: one who makes faith a central part of his persona — often literally wearing it on his sleeve. In fact, Biden’s...
    Ninety percent of Evangelical Christian voters support the re-election of President Donald Trump according to the Democracy Institute/Sunday Express poll released on Tuesday. As Breitbart News reported, the poll’s head to head matchup showed Trump and presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden in a popular vote tie, 47 to 47%, with Trump lead projected in the...
    Kanye West's recent bombshell interview with Forbes magazine, in which he announced a presidential bid, turned his back on President Trump and criticized Joe Biden also reignited an old debate about the abortion industry's controversial roots in the Black community. KANYE WEST NO LONGER SUPPORTS TRUMP West seemed to hold nothing back in the interview and, at...
    That mean Mr. Roberts is making him cranky. You might say the Trump campaign and evangelical right are playing right into the progressives’ hands with the new chatter about Trump agitating for a Supreme Court nomination before the election. Trump believes he could shore up the rabid base and get back older voters and (get this)...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpUtah Lieutenant Gov. Cox leads Huntsman in close governor's race Trump tweets 'we all miss' Ailes after swiping at Fox Former NFL player Burgess Owens wins Utah GOP primary MORE’s approval rating among white evangelical Protestants remains high at 72 percent but has dropped 6 percentage points since April, according to a new...
    NEW YORK — About 7 in 10 white evangelical Protestants approve of President Trump’s handling of his job, according to a new survey -- support from a cornerstone of his political base that has remained strong following a polarizing church visit and a Supreme Court ruling on LGBT discrimination that disheartened some conservatives. Trump’s 72 percent approval among...
    Support for President Trump among white evangelicals, one of his key constituencies, slipped in June, a poll taken by the Pew Research Center found. Trump's approval rating with the demographic rests at 72%, down 6 percentage points from where a similar poll found it in April, versus a 5-point drop that occurred among the population...
    By ELANA SCHOR, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — About 7 in 10 white evangelical Protestants approve of President Donald Trump’s handling of his job, according to a new survey -- support from a cornerstone of his political base that has remained strong following a polarizing church visit and a Supreme Court ruling on LGBT...
    By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing a critical decision on Israel that could alter America’s position in the Middle East and may affect his election-year support with a central part of his political base. In the coming days, Trump must decide whether to support Israeli Prime Minister...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing a critical decision on Israel that could alter America’s position in the Middle East and may affect his election-year support with a central part of his political base. In the coming days, Trump must decide whether to support Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to annex...
    THOUSANDS of people in the Amazon have fallen ill after taking a drug used to treat animals given out by evangelicals who claim it’s a miracle coronavirus vaccine According to reports, locals in north-eastern Peru's Amazon area have been taking injections of ivermectin, a drug used for parasitic infections but have suffered "terrible" side effects....
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence planned to launch a faith-centered tour in a conservative Milwaukee suburb on Tuesday, after touting Wisconsin's school choice program for the second time this year. Pence's events in Wisconsin come as President Donald Trump is visiting a megachurch in Phoenix two days before he comes to Wisconsin...
    Although Democrats do plenty of campaigning in churches, one group of Christians they often struggle with is fundamentalist evangelicals. Nonetheless, Barack Obama reached out to that group during his 2008 campaign. And Gabby Orr reports in a new story for Politico that evangelical support for former Vice President Joe Biden could be a growing threat to President Donald...
    President Donald Trumps allies are concerned over Evangelicals growing support of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, reports Politico. Recent polls and private concerns from top religious conservatives over Trumps political standing with the cornerstone of his base is wavering. In early June, the founder of the Christian Coalition, Pat Robertson, scolded Trump for taking such a belligerent...
    Scenes of President Donald Trump proclaiming himself the “president of law and order,” urging the deployment of the military to “dominate the streets,” and then having his path violently cleared of peaceful protesters so that he could hold a Bible in an awkward photo op have resurfaced the perennial question: How can “Bible-believing” white evangelicals...
    The following is satirical. Americans all across this great land from Third Avenue in Manhattan all the way to Seventh Avenue are outraged by the comments of conservative pastors who say the nation’s recent problems are a punishment for sin. In the New York Times, a former newspaper, Editor-in-Chief Blithering Prevarication the Third published a...
    When Peter Manseau heard that a former student of his at Georgetown, Kayleigh McEnany, had been named the new White House press secretary, he felt compelled to write about it. His article, published earlier this month in the New Republic, is a warning in all but name, a American religious historian’s observations about the underpinnings...