Donald Trump and Evangelicals: Concerned or a Conversation?

Donald Trump and Evangelicals: Concerned or a Conversation?

April 06, 2018

An NPR story published this morning says evangelical leaders are organizing a meeting with President Trump because they're "concerned" about the tantalizing details of President Trump's past and its effect on the midterm election. There's only one problem. It's not true. How do I know? I'm one of the key organizers of the event, which is very similar to the event we did in New York City in June of 2016. We are inviting a 1,000 evangelical leaders to come to Washington for the day to discuss what has happened on the shared issues of concern since January of last year. The media, which has earned the descriptor "fake news," has been preoccupied with talking about Russia collusion, and the manufactured scandals du jour. The media has not focused on the fact that his administration has advanced the most pro-life policies since Roe v. Wade and is working hard to restore religious freedom that was systematically attacked by the previous administration.

We've invited the president and do hope he will join us to continue the conversation that began with evangelical leaders two years ago in New York City. Our concern is that evangelicals are discouraged, not because of details dredged up from the president's past, but from Congress's poor performance on promises made. The GOP's future depends upon evangelicals remaining enthused and engaged, which depends on the president's agenda going forward – and the Left knows it.

Tony Perkins' Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.

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