February 4, 2016

THERE SEEMS TO BE A FAIR GAP BETWEEN NOT THINKING SOMEONE SHOULD BE PRESIDENT...:

Meet the Evangelicals Who Hate Donald Trump : "He does not have the conservative track record, and I don't trust him," says one Southern Baptist (SARAH POSNER February 3, 2016, Rolling Stone)

Cruz won 34 percent of the evangelical vote in Iowa to Trump's 22 percent, according to entrance polls, showing that while Trump and some of the pre-caucus polls may have overstated his potential share of the evangelical vote, his final tally was not inconsequential. Anti-Trump evangelicals, aware the race for the GOP nomination is far from over, are not retreating from their efforts to paint him as a candidate hostile to their interests.

Evangelicals closely allied with the Christian right's political activism are dismayed by Trump's bombast, his lack of biblical literacy and his belated and disingenuous efforts to pander to their concerns, such as abortion and Supreme Court appointments. To them, a possible Trump nomination would cause "hundreds of thousands and maybe millions literally having a crisis of conscience" in choosing whether to vote for Trump or the Democratic nominee, says John Stemberger, president of the Florida Family Policy Council, an affiliate of Focus on the Family.

"I'm mainly concerned about issues and the fortunes of the issues I care about most: the sanctity of life, the definition of marriage and religious liberty," says Denny Burk, a prominent Southern Baptist who teaches at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. "[Trump's] candidacy seems to be inimical to those things."

...and hating them.

Posted by at February 4, 2016 5:59 PM

  

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