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    Evangelical rift intensifies over Trump immigration remarks - ABC News
    ​By Rachel Zoll, AP Religion Writer

    "Swan, based in Springfield, Massachusetts, called Trump's comments "vile, foul-mouthed, racist," and posted the hashtag #ImpeachTrump."
    "Thabiti Anyabwile, pastor of Anacostia River Church, a Southern Baptist congregation in Washington, said his church includes Christians from Rwanda, Nigeria, Guyana, Cameroon and Zimbabwe."
    "This is my immigrant family, my true brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus," he wrote on the site of The Gospel Coalition, an evangelical group. "As a shepherd, I cannot abide the comments our president makes regarding immigrant peoples and their countries of origin. I cannot leave them alone to hear racist barbs, evil speech, incendiary comment, and blasphemous slander against the image and likeness of God in which they are made."





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    Trump is in danger of losing the Evangelical vote, his largest political base, in 2020. Many have been highly offended by the comments against countries with predominately Black populations and are now not holding back in espousing their feelings of disgust openly and even calling for Trump's impeachment.
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    Leviticus 19:33-34 “When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”
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    Will be interesting to see how Trump polls with evangelicals in the coming year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    Leviticus 19:33-34 “When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”
    Amen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    Will be interesting to see how Trump polls with evangelicals in the coming year.
    Being that some in his political party are up for reelection and now the dark stain cast on the situation with their leader I would not at all be surprised to see that the Evangelical vote starts to drop significantly this year.

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    Yeah, I don't know. The story appears to cite lots of pastors and other leaders who simply refuse to believe or address Trump's reported comments. The negative stuff toward the end of the article is all from Christians of color. Trump's base never included such people to begin with. Is this going to lose him white evangelical voters? Sure doesn't look like it from this article. More fool them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Yeah, I don't know. The story appears to cite lots of pastors and other leaders who simply refuse to believe or address Trump's reported comments. The negative stuff toward the end of the article is all from Christians of color. Trump's base never included such people to begin with. Is this going to lose him white evangelical voters? Sure doesn't look like it from this article. More fool them.

    Right ... I think the key word may be "intensifies". The rift was there. The people who already disapproved of him will feel more strongly about it.

    But among those who have supported him, possibly his numbers will soften a bit, but probably not by much.


    His evangelical supporters are people who heard him brag about assaulting women, then still voted for him, and then when polled, called him a good role model for young people. Few people who are that far gone will let what Durbin and Graham said Trump said get in the way of their faithfulness to Trump. Most will continue to rally around him against all the people who are persecuting their pussy grabber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    Right ... I think the key word may be "intensifies". The rift was there. The people who already disapproved of him will feel more strongly about it.

    But among those who have supported him, possibly his numbers will soften a bit, but probably not by much.


    His evangelical supporters are people who heard him brag about assaulting women, then still voted for him, and then when polled, called him a good role model for young people. Few people who are that far gone will let what Durbin and Graham said Trump said get in the way of their faithfulness to Trump. Most will continue to rally around him against all the people who are persecuting their pussy grabber.
    It will never cease to amaze me how evangelical supporters, that is, true evangelicals in every sense of the word can still support someone like that and still remain true to their Christian religion. It just boggles the mind greatly it does. Me thinks we are looking at enormous hypocrisy.
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    The problem is ...is that Congress is trying to include Trump in the discussion of legislation. A President has the right to set his agenda or convey his wishes of what legislation should entail, but this president is far too involved in complex issues he knows nothing about.

    We need a provision in our Constitution of a vote of no confidence, after which the president may have input into the direction of the legislation, but no involvement in the forming of the legislation.

    A president still have the right to veto any legislation but no right to divert or disrupt the legislative process.

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