Donald Trump's meeting with over 900 evangelical leaders Tuesday morning helped move the conservative evangelical needle in his direction, however, some prominent evangelicals are not ready to fully back the real estate mogul.
The 70-year-old Trump met with evangelical pastors and leaders in New York City for a "conversation" at the Marriott Marquis that was designed to allow the evangelical community to get to know the billionaire better, while allowing Trump to get to know the concerns of evangelicals better.
Ultimately, Trump participated in three different meetings with evangelical leaders Tuesday morning. First, Trump met with a small group of selected evangelical leaders at Trump Tower around 8 a.m. Then, he met with another small group of select leaders at the Marriott Marquis before he addressed the 900 other evangelical leaders in attendance for the large-group meeting at the hotel. more >>
Outside Donald Trump's meeting with evangelical leaders stood a dissenting conservative evangelical political activist, Eric Teetsel, who had a message for the attendees: Torture, misogyny, racism, and murdering children of terrorists are not pro-life.
Teetsel wrote this message in red ink on a posterboard he bought at at nearby Staples and underneath his statement included "Proverbs 29:2," which reads, "When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan."
Teetsel, 32, is former director of the Manhattan Declaration and former faith advisor to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential campaign. more >>
Evangelist Franklin Graham, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. and leading conservative activist Ralph Reed have offered their thoughts on Donald Trump's meeting with over 900 Evangelical leaders in New York City on Tuesday.
As many are wondering what, if anything, will come out of the much anticipated "conversation" between Trump and America's leading evangelical minds, Graham, Falwell and Reed all participated in a brief panel discussion with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren after the meeting on Tuesday to discuss what they heard from the billionaire real estate mogul.
As many evangelical conservatives have been hesitant to support the presumptive Republican nominee, Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, has been adamant that he will not endorse any presidential candidate in this election cycle and he was the only participant on the Fox News panel who is not a member of Trump's new evangelical executive advisory board. more >>
Extremely high temperatures in the summer will cause a number of heat-related deaths in New York City. Scientists say at this rate, more and more people will be dying in the future.
The dangers of climate change are coming full force as scientists predict that it will kill thousands of New Yorkers by 2080. When temperatures hit about 90 degrees, more than 3,300 people in New York could die from summer heat deaths every year.
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Leading evangelist Rev. Franklin Graham is denying a rumor that he told hundreds of evangelical leaders who met with Donald Trump on Tuesday anything along the lines that the billionaire real estate mogul is a better option for president than presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Following Trump's "conversation" with over 900 evangelical leaders in New York City, conservative Bishop E.W. Jackson of Virginia, who attended the closed-door meeting, told listeners on a conference call that Graham had implied that Trump provided more "hope" than Clinton. Jackson told The Christian Post in a follow-up interview that Graham did not go as far as to endorse Trump but suggested that Trump is a better alternative.
As Graham is touring all 50 state capitals this year to hold prayer rallies to encourage Christians to get involved in the political process, he has been adamant that he will not be endorsing any presidential candidates. more >>
Conservative evangelical bishop E.W. Jackson says that his "attitude" about Donald Trump changed as a result of Tuesday's meeting between Trump and hundreds of America's top evangelical leaders in New York City.
Jackson, who is the founder of the conservative nonprofit S.T.A.N.D., said in a conference call during the meeting that he can now back the presumptive Republican nominee instead of just preferring him over presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
"What I am hoping we will see is the evangelical community unify around Donald Trump because we just don't have any choice," Jackson said. "I hope that there will be a strong enough statement coming out of this … so that evangelicals around the country start to feel a bit of comfort." more >>