In the race to recapture the White House, Donald Trump's biggest obstacle has never been Hillary Clinton. It's been himself. Saddled with baggage from years of crass comments, Trump has been his own worst enemy.
Those self-inflicted wounds continued last week, when footage surfaced from 2005 of the GOP nominee making contemptible comments about women. Now, with 26 days left until the election, the Trump campaign is in the unenviable position of not only trying to win people's votes — but keep them. Caught between a candidate who doesn't share their sense of decency and a woman who stands against everything they believe in, evangelicals have some difficult decisions to make.
In an election between two people who have said and done things that stand in contradiction to biblical values and truths, Christians are intently wrestling with what they should do. I know, because I'm one of them. For some, the temptation to throw in the towel and walk away has been overwhelming. As an individual, I publicly supported and campaigned for a candidate in the primary with whom I had shared values and a shared worldview. He didn't prevail. So now, faced with choosing between two candidates that are far from ideal and a nation on the brink, what are Christians called to do? more >>
James Dobson is not mincing words in response to questions from journalists suggesting he is duplicitous for supporting Donald Trump for president, given his previous denunciations of President Bill Clinton's sexual shenanigans.
In light of tapes that surfaced on October 7 where Donald Trump made profane comments about groping women, the host of Family Talk, who also founded Focus on the Family, did not hold back in a statement released Tuesday.
"First, I do not condone nor defend Donald Trump's terrible comments made 11 years ago," Dobson said. more >>
A trove of emails recently released by WikiLeaks allegedly belonging to John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, revealed a biased working relationship between the Democratic presidential nominee's campaign and some members of the nation's most influential media organizations.
In emails released Tuesday, according to the New York Post, CNN political commentator Donna Brazile appeared to give the Clinton campaign notice of a question ahead of the cable network's presidential town hall earlier this year.
"From time to time I get the questions in advance," Brazile, then vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee, wrote in a March 12, 2016, e-mail to Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri. more >>
A new poll finds that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's support among evangelical Christians is plummeting.
On Friday, a recording of comments Trump made in 2005 that disparaged women was released to the public, causing severe backlash from Republicans and other supporters.
The Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll was conducted Sunday night, after the presidential debate, and released Monday. It suggests that Trump's support among evangelical voters has also taken a blow due to the controversy. more >>
A prominent African-American evangelical leader is saying this week that even if tapes emerge where Donald Trump is uttering racial slurs, as is rumored, the candidates' platforms matter more than the candidates' personalities.
In the aftermath of tapes surfacing on October 7 of Donald Trump's comments about groping women, the Sun (UK) and others are reporting that crew members from Trump's TV show "The Apprentice" say that other audio recordings of Trump exist that are "much worse."
Yet even as some leading evangelicals withdraw their support for Trump — perhaps most notably theologian Wayne Grudem who had previously argued that the Republican nominee amounted to a "morally good choice" — others are opting to vote based on the policies not the candidates themselves. more >>
I'm not writing this to defend Donald Trump or to minimize the despicable nature of his comments captured on video in 2005. Not a chance.
Nor am I writing this to convince NeverTrumpers to vote for him.
My own wife, Nancy, has told me repeatedly that she could not vote for him, despite the possibility of Hillary getting elected. (Of course, she will not vote for Hillary either.) more >>