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Thu Sep 10, 2020, 09:11 AM

Trump's overtures struggle to register with religious voters

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He recently renewed his promise to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood. He drew bipartisan praise for brokering an agreement thatís expected to boost Israelís influence in the Middle East. And he released an updated list of Supreme Court nominees on Wednesday.

But so far, President Donald Trumpís overtures to religious voters appear to be falling flat.

Months after worries first exploded inside the Trump campaign over his eroding support among white evangelicals and Roman Catholics, some of the presidentís top religious allies are now in a panic ó concerned that Joe Bidenís attentiveness to Christian voters, whom Democrats largely ignored in 2016, is having an impact where the president can least afford it.

One prominent evangelical leader close to the White House said Bidenís policy positions on abortion and religious freedom, which would normally spoil how some religious voters view the Democratic presidential nominee, have been overshadowed by the contrast between the former vice presidentís palpable faith and Trumpís transactional view of religion. Another chided Trump for his ďcold responseĒ to the nationwide reckoning over systemic racism, claiming the presidentís law-and-order messaging has given Biden an opening to connect with churchgoing Americans who are accustomed to calls for courage and justice.

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Reply Trump's overtures struggle to register with religious voters (Original post)
brooklynite Sep 10 OP
Claustrum Sep 10 #1
Johnny2X2X Sep 10 #2
Iliyah Sep 10 #3
beachbumbob Sep 10 #4
Buckeyeblue Sep 10 #5

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 09:19 AM

1. Yeah sure, Trump is so religious that he doesn't have to go to church.

Trump is so religious he couldn't say 2 Corinthians correctly.
Trump is so religious he couldn't name his favorite bible verse.

All signs of a deeply religious man /s

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 09:22 AM

2. They will never leave him

Trump is the full embodiment of a true man to Evangelicals. They love him for his character, not in spite of it. They love that he lies to get his way, and the thing they love the most is how he treats and has treated women.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 09:27 AM

3. Heard a RWer from Germany say that shithole . . .

was a blessing and angel from heaven.

Cotton confirmed that he, alone would overturn Roe vs. Wade. Screw the living, and the people who are suffering and dying from COVID-19.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 09:56 AM

4. nothing indicates trump's loss of evangelitcal core support so not sure how this

assessment is valid.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 10:03 AM

5. I would say his evangelical support is strong.

I think traditional Christians (Catholics, Methodists, Episcopalians, etc) may be moving away from Trump. In my mind, Evangelicals are abandoned store-front Christians that use their version of Christianity to support their own biases.

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