OCTOBER 21

Trump is a stain on many issues religious conservatives care about

When Christians tie their faith to support of a particular political party or politician, the public ties their views of Christianity to their feelings about that party or politician. Donald Trump is a historically unpopular president. His behavior has made the American public hostile towards things that Christians care deeply about.

Trump's Record

“We are in all aspects of our life to exhibit the fruits of the Spirit. But what we’ve done is we have hired a man to hate for us. We have hired a man to be cruel for us. And I’ll tell you what, the rest of the world looks at that, and what do they see? They see hypocrisy, and they experience pain… And they look at Trump and they see what he is, a cruel, hard man, that Christians placed in power…

We’ve sold our cultural witness. We’ve sold it for a bowl of porridge.”

- David French

“”Should Christians Vote for Trump?” Eric Metaxas & David French Debate”, Center for Faith and Flourishing - John Brown University, October 1, 2020


“The poll also notably found the highest percentage of people self-identifying as "pro-choice," those who generally support abortion rights, since a Gallup survey in December 2012. In this survey, 57% identified that way versus 35%, who called themselves "pro-life," those who are generally opposed to abortion rights.”

“Poll: Majority Want To Keep Abortion Legal, But They Also Want Restrictions”, National Public Radio, June 7, 2019


“Daniel Bennett, an associate political science professor at John Brown University, pointed to high support for Trump among white evangelicals — whom the poll showed are also more likely than others to say in-person worship should be allowed during the virus — as a possible driver of Democratic sentiment in the opposite direction.

Religious freedom can grow “more partisan when you have these white evangelicals who are such a key part of the Trump administration’s voting bloc,” said Bennett, who wrote a book on conservative Christian legal organizations. “It’s a gut reaction to say, ‘oh, you’re for this -- I have to be against this’.”

“Poll shows a partisan split over virus-era religious freedom”, Associated Press, May 13, 2020


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