Yes, Some Evangelicals Will Still Vote For Trump

New York, NY USA - July 16, 2016: Young Trump supporter stands outside of Hilton hotel Midtown Manhattan during Donald Trump introduction Governor Mike Pence as running for vice president
Lev Radin

It’s difficult to imagine that one-quarter of Americans believe there is a spiritual reality running alongside the election for president, between God and Devil that is every bit as tangible as the Stars and Stripes. In a country founded on religious freedom, evangelicals have become a booming sideshow in the race to Nov. 8. Evangelicals (I count myself one of them) are faith-filled voters who believe the Bible holds literal words from God and that Jesus is the eternal repair for sin; too often, that’s about all we agree on.

In trying to figure out why a lewd, greedy man like Donald Trump is still being championed by some evangelical leaders, it helps to understand that theirs is not a vote for character, but rather a long gamble on power.

Evangelicals championing Mr. Trump are convinced that he holds a better grip on the Constitution through his promises, such as the ones he made in the third presidential debate to appoint conservative, pro-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court who would overturn the abortion law known as Roe v. Wade.

Evangelicals who support the Republican nominee believe that their current status as a religious minority and their right to hold, and act on, minority views will be deeply affected by the next judicial appointments. So they are counting on his court selections to protect religious freedoms.

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