Just four percent of American pastors say that they are planning to vote for Republican billionaire Donald Trump for president.
The Nashville-based Christian research organization LifeWay conducted a survey to gauge how pastors are likely to vote in the upcoming 2016 presidential election. LifeWay researchers conducted phone interviews with over 1,000 senior pastors, priests and ministers from various Protestant churches all over the United States during a two-week time span in January.
As headlines in the media and even Trump's statements make it seem that like real estate mogul is having large success gaining the support of evangelical voters, LifeWay's survey was released Tuesday and shows that although Trump might be successful in attracting some self-identified Evangelicals, his message is failing to win over members of the clergy. more >>
I don't like worthless, empty slogans, but I have a real problem when those worthless, empty slogans are used to justify a moral or theological position.
To give one example, the slogan "Love is love" is bad enough, but it's far worse when it's used to justify same-sex "marriage."
In the same way, I'm not keen on the line, "But we're electing a president, a commander-in-chief, not a pastor-in-chief." But when it's used to justify voting for someone who has a long track record of being ruthless, cruel, unchristian, immoral, profane, full of pride, greedy, and double-minded, then I have a real problem with it. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz told voters Saturday that it is time to "awaken the body of Christ that we may pull back from the abyss."
At a stop Saturday at Darrell's Place in Hamlin, Iowa, Cruz got overtly religious in his appeal to Iowa's strong Evangelical community ahead of Monday's caucus. The Texas senator, who is polling second in the state behind frontrunner Donald Trump, is hoping that the Evangelical community will lift him to victory over his rival with the same message he also delivered to voters in December according to Breitbart News.
"If we awaken and energize the body of Christ — if Christians and people of faith come out and vote our values — we will win and we will turn the country around," Cruz told supporters in December. more >>
Three out of five Americans hold an unfavorable view of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, making him the most unpopular presidential candidate for at least last two decades.
According to Gallup polling data compiled from Jan. 14 to Jan. 27, an even 60 percent of Americans hold an unfavorable view of the billionaire real estate mogul as a presidential candidate, which means he is more disliked than Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
As the Iowa Caucus will take place Monday night, Trump is currently leading in most national and Iowa Republican nomination polls. Despite Trump's success in the polls, Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport says that the Gallup data suggests that Trump is really the most unpopular candidate in either major party. more >>
An atheist activist confronted Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson during an event in Iowa about his faith and the issue of church and state separation.
Justin Scott, a 34-year-old resident of Waterloo who identified himself as an "atheist voter," asked Dr. Carson about whether or not his faith would influence his politics if elected president.
"Some candidates have said that God's law trumps our country's law. Do you agree with that?" asked Scott, who also asked if there would be a time when Carson would choose his faith over American law. more >>
Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson spoke at an Iowa rally for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Sunday, calling gay marriage "evil" and "wicked," and warning that America's moral core is collapsing.
"When a fellow like me looks at the landscape and sees the depravity, the perversion – redefining marriage and telling us that marriage is not between a man and a woman? Come on Iowa!" Robertson said in Iowa City, according to CNN.
"It is nonsense. It is evil. It's wicked. It's sinful," he added. "They want us to swallow it, you say. We have to run this bunch out of Washington, D.C. We have to rid the earth of them. Get them out of there." more >>