According to an overreaching board of trustees, evangelical students at Princeton University should hide their religious affiliation because it stereotypes them as Republicans. The board recently announced their decision that the students must scrap the word “Evangelical” in their student club’s title. Therefore, what has been known for eight decades, since its founding in 1937, as the “Princeton Evangelical Fellowship” must now be called the “Princeton Christian Fellowship.” According to William Boyce, a class of ‘79 alumnus who now serves as secretary on the board that voted to change the group’s name, the term “evangelical” is an “unnecessary hindrance” to
Religious freedom was at the heart of President Trump’s speech at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday morning. Exactly one year after they heard from then candidate Trump at last year’s conference, the audience enthusiastically welcomed him back as President. Trump began by thanking the evangelical Christian crowd for their support: “You didn’t let me down, and I will never, ever let you down. You know that.” He then promised that his administration will “always support our evangelical community and defend your right and the right of all Americans to follow and to live by the
Congratulations, President-elect Trump. Congratulations to the historic, never-before-seen governing majority he assembled. It’s time to hope I was wrong and work for President Trump’s success — for America’s success. Here are my first six takeaways from last night’s historic victory: 1.) The RNC’s “Autopsy” from 2012 got it exactly wrong in arguing the key to victory was less social conservatism and more of the standard GOP economic message. One key to Trump’s victory was to combine social conservatism with a new populist economic message. White evangelicals voted for him in record, never-before-seen numbers: 81 percent to 16 percent according to
As is being widely reported today, WikiLeaks recently released a set of emails featuring bigoted, anti-Christian diatribes from three staffers and advisors to Hillary Clinton. The leaked emails also included a confession from John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman, to commissioning an effort via the Center for American Progress to launch a “Catholic spring” to foment rebellion within the Church against thousands of years of Catholic doctrine. This should come as no surprise, however. Hillary Clinton’s anti-religious freedom policies aim to segregate people of faith away from the public square. This is the implicit goal of progressive policies like President Obama’s HHS mandate
Recently, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been attempting to play both sides of the religious freedom debate. In an op-ed for Utah’s Deseret News, Trump wrote, “Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have tried to undermine our religious liberties on the altar of political correctness. They have challenged the rights of businesses and religious institutions to speak openly about their faith. Undermining religious liberty has been a trend in the Democratic Party for decades.” Trump is absolutely right on this point. During his seven-and-a-half years in office, President Obama has committed the federal government to an all-out assault on the free
Last week, Priorities Action USA — a pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC — began running an ad in seven key states, seeming to target Christian conservatives who may be hesitant to vote for Donald Trump in November. The ad focuses on a Midwestern couple and their daughter, Grace, who was born with spina bifida. Attacking Trump for comments he made about a disabled reporter, the ad includes the type of imagery typically associated with pro-life, evangelical campaigns. Grace’s parents describe her as “a total blessing in their lives,” and one photo shows her asleep with a wooden cross resting beside her.
There’s been a lot of talk of evangelical support for Donald Trump, and it’s true Trump has just about swept South including North Carolina earlier this week. But in Missouri, where Trump beat Ted Cruz by the narrowest of margins, the exit polls for the first time asked voters about their church attendance and not just their religious affiliation. It shows what many of us have suspected: a massive rebellion against Trump among Christians who actually attend religious services regularly. Among those who show up at church once a week or more, Cruz crushed Trump, 55 percent to 32 percent
March 15th or Super Tuesday 3 (I originally called it Super Tuesday 2, but apparently March 8th was “super” as well) was a good night for Donald Trump. He won every state that he led the polls in. He wracked up lots of delegates and took one step closer to the GOP nomination for president. It was an incredibly bad night for U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), who, after losing his home state of Florida, badly, suspended his campaign. Ohio Governor John Kasich came in second tonight in terms of delegates, but still finds himself trailing far behind the other