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Evangelicals’ Support of Trump Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise

posted on March 4, 2016

In an op-ed for The Los Angeles Times, Randall Balmer, a professor of religion at Dartmouth, writes that it should come as no surprise to pundits that evangelicals are now supporting Donald Trump – “a twice-divorced, thrice-married billionaire famous for firing people on TV, who belittles the disabled and advocates policies — on immigration, for example, or the environment — utterly at odds with the ‘biblical values’ evangelicals purport to uphold.” Balmer argues that this development is the natural progression of white evangelicals’ secularization and alignment with the Republican Party.

Read at The Los Angeles Times