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“Christianity Will Have Power”

posted on August 10, 2020

The New York Times‘ Elizabeth Dias travels to Sioux Center, Iowa, to report on white evangelicals’ allegiance to President Trump. During his 2016 campaign, Trump had also visited Sioux Center to speak at Dordt University, a Christian college, promising those who gathered that he would give white conservative Christians like them protection and power. “Evangelicals did not support Mr. Trump in spite of who he is,” Dias writes. “They supported him because of who he is, and because of who they are. He is their protector, the bully who is on their side, the one who offered safety amid their fears that their country as they know it, and their place in it, is changing, and changing quickly.”

Read at The New York Times