Christian theologian dismantles evangelicals’ key argument for supporting Trump
30 August, 2018, 00:31 | Author: Gregory Stephens
President Donald Trump on Monday night reportedly told evangelical Christian leaders there would be "violence" if Republicans lost their majority in Congress as a result of November's midterm elections.
He is said to have told attendees that the Democrats would "overturn everything that we've done" if they secure crucial votes in the autumn - and that they would do it "quickly and violently". "And violently. There is violence", Trump said, describing what would happen should his voters fail to cast ballots. Trump remarks seemingly ask the leaders to violate the Johnson Amendment which bans religious leaders, whose institutions are 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations, from endorsing or opposing political candidates.
Mr Trump is heard urging the religious leaders to use the power of their pulpits to ensure "all of your people vote" in November, according to the New York Times which has obtained a copy of the recording.
It remains unclear if Mr Trump was referring to congressional Democrats as "violent people" or what connection the president was alleging between Congressional Democrats and young anti-fascist protesters known as antifa.
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Trump "doesn't have the legal authority to overturn the Johnson Amendment", Magarian said.
Family Talk's Dr. James Dobson, evangelist Rev. Franklin Graham, and Southern Baptist pastor Dr. Robert Jeffress, an advisor to Trump, were among the recognizable names who attended.
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