Exclusive: Evangelical Leaders Plan Meeting to Test Donald Trump’s Values

"Top evangelical and social conservative leaders are planning a private meeting with Donald Trump to see if they will be able to address longstanding concern about his candidacy."

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Aaron Blumer's picture

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There is no point in "testing" the obvious. Nor is he going to deeply change at this point... unless he experiences an actual conversion.

Michael_C's picture

This doesn't seem hard. Test Trump by his fruit, not by what he will say in a closed-door meeting. Here is a man who operates casinos and strip clubs. A man who attempts to use his political power to take a widow's home away. This is not a "man who will judge righteously" or" defend the rights of the poor and needy" (Prov 31:9).

These evangelical leaders would do well to consider Proverbs 17:15 before they use their moral authority to defend Trump: "He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord."

Ron Bean's picture

Four years ago I voted for a candidate who wore holy underwear, thought the Garden of Eden was in Missouri, that Jews sailed to American in boats, and hoped to get his own planet because I thought things couldn't get any worse. I was wrong.

"Some things are of that nature as to make one's fancy chuckle, while his heart doth ache." John Bunyan

Jim's picture

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-05-23/trump-looks-to-eva...

Team Trump's fundraising goal will be about $400,000, or $20 donations from 20,000 evangelicals, according to a person directly familiar with the conversations. 

At one recent meeting with Trump, evangelical leaders noted how he often flashes a signature hand gesture, with a thumb out and a finger point to the sky, as he enters and exits rallies.  

"You see athletes do it all the time and it's their chance to point to the sky, to thank God for their success," said Pastor Mark Burns, CEO of a Christian television network based in South Carolina. "Trump does this all of the time, too. He's giving reverence to the man upstairs."

"Even with Mr. Trump's billions of dollars, he too still submits himself to God," said Burns, who has become a top Trump surrogate and a staple on the campaign trail, frequently introducing the candidate at rallies. "We should all chip in to help him out. You know, even a billionaire needs some cash flow."

Joeb's picture

Wow what crummy choice Bozo or Hillary. Cruz you idiot you were not as organized as everyone said. Anyway how do you test him. He is already back pedaling. Of course some people in this Forum may think that is good. Belive it or not this complete nut might have a chance so the test should be to pin him down on the Supreme Court Canidates and other issues dear to evangelicals.  The answer to overcome gay marriage and Roe versus wade is the Supreme Court.  I'm anti war and a lean toward isolation.  Now that we have oil we don't need the Arabs. Except for Isreal we should turn are backs on the Arabs.  Even Hillary is to much of a war hawk for me.  Donald seems to have commonsense in this area I lean toward Rand Paul in this area.  If Hillary gets in her and McCain will have ground troops in mass in Syria and Ukraine will be in NATO and we will have ground troops on Ukraine.  We can't afford that So I guess if you can pin Bozo down in this area it might make me like him better. Some one here give me a history check.  I thought when Soviet Block agreed to disband the deal was NATO would not surround Russia. Sure looks like we are surrounding them.  Even dodo Obama is stirring the pot over there. We stirred the pot in Ukranie just because the President of Russia was leaning toward Russia economically.  He was Ukranies elected President. If they did not like it wait until he is voted out than if it is corrupt vote then rebel.  We stoked the furnace.   If I'm wrong someone correct me.