Donald Trump Is Promising ‘Big Action’ on School Prayer to Rally Evangelical Voters

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He'll promise nything to garner the votes of the gullible religious fanatics ...

Donald Trump Is Promising ‘Big Action’ on School Prayer to Rally Evangelical Voters
President Donald Trump is promising “big action” to promote school prayer, tapping into the long-controversial issue of religion in public schools as he seeks to rally the evangelicals who were key to his 2016 election.

“We will not allow faithful Americans to be bullied by the hard left,” Trump said at a rally with evangelical supporters at a Florida megachurch on Jan. 3. “Very soon, I’ll be taking action to safeguard students’ and teachers’ First Amendment rights to pray in our schools. We’re doing a big action, Attorney General Bill Barr.”

Trump did not elaborate on his plans, but he is scheduled to announce “guidance on constitutional prayer in public schools” on Thursday, according to his schedule released by the White House.

But while the First Amendment supports the free exercise of religion, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that public schools cannot promote prayer or religious symbols. And legal and religious experts say it’s not clear what meaningful action Trump could take without violating that precedent.

“Private prayer, to the extent that it would ever be interfered with, is already protected by the First Amendment and there are very, very few cases where any government official has tried to interfere with a private student’s right to pray,” says Frank Ravitch, a Michigan State University law professor who has written about school prayer.

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If only there were enough evangelicls to win the election….
There is if they all turned out to vote. Anywhere from 6 percent to 35 percent of the population is evangelical, depending on definition.[45] The Pew Research Center 2014 survey in the United States identified the evangelical percentage of the population at 25.4 percent while Roman Catholics are 20.8 percent and mainline Protestants make up 14.7 percent Evangelicalism in the United States - Wikipedia
If you added up all the Christians it would be around 60 percent. That’s enough to make Trump win


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Trump is in a strong position in this regard. Promises are cheap - and that's all his supporters want. They don't know or care if he follows through; he just has to make the promise.

Doesn't matter whether it's building a coast-to-coast wall on Mexico's dime, requiring price disclosure on pharma advertising, taking action on flavored e-cigs in light of health risks, eliminating the budget deficit, renegotiate the Iran deal, denuclearizing North Korea, lowering prescription drug prices, ...

It doesn't matter to his supporters. They'll cheer when he makes the promises, and that's the end. They don't care about follow-through, as long as he amps them up with a promise.
 
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There is if they all turned out to vote. Anywhere from 6 percent to 35 percent of the population is evangelical, depending on definition.[45] The Pew Research Center 2014 survey in the United States identified the evangelical percentage of the population at 25.4 percent while Roman Catholics are 20.8 percent and mainline Protestants make up 14.7 percent Evangelicalism in the United States - Wikipedia
If you added up all the Christians it would be around 60 percent. That’s enough to make Trump win


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Yeah, you are trying to include all the liberal Christians in your voting block, aint going to happen. Black Evangelicals are NOT going to vote for Trump, no matter how much you wish it were so.

 
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School choirs and bands can play Christian music, coaches can pray with their players on the football field, that is the America I want to see, I don't want the Leftist Democrat anti-Christ agenda they push.

The Democrat Party platform is the immorality and the anti-God platform.