Over at Cleveland.com, historian Rodney Hessinger and sociologists Kristen Tobey, both of John Carroll University, call our attention to the fact that evangelical support for Donald Trump has actually grown since the Stormy Daniels affair. They are not surprised.
Here is a taste of their op-ed, “President Trump gets a Stormy Daniels bump with evangelicals“:
The most recent Pew polls suggest that President Donald Trump hasn’t just held his support amongst white evangelicals but actually has grown his support since the Stormy Daniels story took hold.
Many commentators have puzzled about the seeming hypocrisy of those who would see adultery and womanizing as grave sins. And yet for those who know the history of evangelicalism in America, this should be no surprise at all.
In fact, there are good reasons why we should expect this result. The history and sexual politics of evangelicalism in America fit well with Donald Trump and his message.
Read the entire piece here.
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