Court Evangelicals Stand By Their Man

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the National Day of Prayer event at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington D.C.

According to Sam Smith’s reporting at the Christian Post, nearly 100 evangelical leaders met with members of the White House staff last week.  This meeting, Smith reports, is different from the recent meeting when thirty or so court evangelicals prayed for Trump in the oval office.  Read about it here.

Those who observe American religion and conservative politics are rightly confused. Here is a taste of Jennifer Rubin’s Washington Post piece: “As Trump debases the presidency, the religious right looks away.”

A taste:

No group has been as blindly loyal to President Trump as Christian conservatives. They have not let religion or values get in the way of their support. Consider the “Access Hollywood” tape, the attack on a Gold Star family, a mass of inexplicable ties between Trump’s campaign and Russian officials (and the president’s open invitation to Russia to continue hacking), the firing of the FBI director, the humiliation of evangelical-favorite Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the politicization of the Boy Scouts, the threats to the special counsel and now an interview with Trump’s out-of-control, potty-mouthed communications director. What about Trump, exactly, reflects their values? (Taking Medicaid away from millions and separating families to deport law-abiding immigrants?) The Trump administration is a clown show — but it’s the evangelicals who supplied the tent, the red noses and the floppy shoes. Each day presents a new insult to the office of the presidency and a repudiation of civilized behavior.

Read the entire piece here.