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All the President’s Clergymen: A Close Look at Trump’s “Unprecedented” Ties with Evangelicals

posted on September 5, 2017

Religion News Service’s Adelle M. Banks, Emily McFarlan Miller, Yonat Shimron, and Jerome Socolovsky write about Trump’s close relationship with conservative Christian leaders, pastors, and preachers. They report, “Extensive interviews with key participants – as well as public statements and photos – reveal that a cadre of conservative Christian religious leaders – mostly white and male (with notable exceptions such as White and Suarez) – has the ear of the politically powerful on matters of national priority.” Banks, McFarlan Miller, Shimron, and Socolovsky point out that Christian leaders continue to stand by the president: “This is a group made up of people with pastoral hearts that will share praise, they’ll share inspiration in the sense that they’ll pray with the president, they’ll share Scripture with the president, but they’ll also share concern,” said Pastor Tony Suarez.

Read at Religion News Service