In a recent Fox Poll on the GOP presidential candidates, Donald Trump led among likely white evangelical voters by a huge margin: 27 percent.
The strength of “The Donald”—particularly among evangelical voters—should give social conservatives something to think about.
Trump has a long record of being for abortion (before he was against it)… and he has a series of marriages (three, by my count) that would seem to bring into question his commitment to the lifelong union. So how do we explain his strength in the polls?
For decades now, we’ve seen religious leaders shy away from talking about issues in the public square. And yet the Bible speaks profoundly to things like marriage and justice and the sanctity of life—as well as peace and war. I guess it’s no wonder that when the most important spiritual guide (in this case the pastor) does not connect faith to contemporary issues, opinions are shaped by pop culture and reality TV.
Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that Trump is leading in the polls after all.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/220113417″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
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