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The Evangelical Response to Trump

posted on February 6, 2017

NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro interviews Christian radio-host Julie Roys about evangelicals’ response to President Donald Trump. Roys points out that, although evangelical opinion is mixed in regards to Trump’s refugee ban, most are happy with the Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch. Garcia-Navarro asks Roys about Trump’s call to dismantle the Johnson Amendment, a law that prevents churches from becoming involved in political campaigns; Roys says, “I don’t think a lot of churches, for example, or a lot of congregations are interested in their pastors telling them who to vote for or who not to vote for. But I think there’s just this sense that the government doesn’t have any right to tell religious groups what to say, and that’s how this Johnson Amendment may be used.”

Read at NPR