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Evangelicals are apparently taking issue with President Donald Trump's speech last in North Carolina


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Evangelicals are apparently taking issue with President Donald Trump's speech last month in Greenville, North Carolina. According to POLITICO, they were upset that Trump was "using the Lord's name in vain."


According to a recent Marist poll, 73% of evangelicals approve of Trump's job as president. Per a Pew Research Center survey, "evangelicals make up a staunchly and increasing Republican group that generally backs Trump and his policies... evangelical Protestants who regularly attend church (that is, once a week or more) approve of Trump at rates matching or exceeding those of evangelicals who attend church less often."


A pro-Trump figure with connections to the evangelical world, who spoke to the Atlantic on the condition of anonymity, explained to the publication: "I have never witnessed the kind of excitement and enthusiasm for a political figure in my life. I honestly couldn't believe the unwavering support they have."


"I was a Trump supporter in 2016, and I continue to be a supporter today. I have a real appreciation of your support for the coal industry," Hardesty first acknowledged in the letter, before adding, "I am, however, appalled by the fact that you chose to use the Lord's name in vain on two separate occasions when you went off the prompter during your speech. There is NO place in society - anywhere, anyplace or anytime - where that type of language should be used or handled." -- Paul Hardesty



12th August 2019

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