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The Little-Known Theology Behind White Evangelical Support of Donald Trump

David R. Brockman

The Little-Known Theology Behind White Evangelical Support of Donald Trump.

Nonresident scholar David R. Brockman writes that, in defending Trump, white evangelical leaders like Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress have consistently deployed a theology of government asserting that Christian virtues like love, mercy and forgiveness apply to individuals, not government. According to this view, the purpose of government is to maintain order and punish evildoers. The Texas Observer: http://bit.ly/2IdBnua