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Eugene

(62,029 posts)
Wed Dec 6, 2023, 11:46 AM Dec 2023

Author Reveals Most 'Surprising' Findings When He Asked Evangelicals About Trump

Source: HuffPost

Author Reveals Most ‘Surprising’ Findings When He Asked Evangelicals About Trump

Tim Alberta, staff writer at The Atlantic, said he was discouraged by interviews with several high-profile evangelical figures.

By Josephine Harvey
Dec 6, 2023, 09:40 AM EST

The author of a new book about the American evangelical movement said he was taken aback by the way prominent evangelical leaders responded to his questions about former President Donald Trump.

“I would say one of the most surprising and discouraging things that I encountered time and again was when I would really press some of the high profile evangelical figures,” The Atlantic’s Tim Alberta told MSNBC’s Katy Tur on Tuesday.

“When you get these guys one on one Katy, and you really press them on specific things, specific beliefs, they’ll sort of back off a little bit, and they’ll even do a little bit of a wink and a nod and kind of signal to you that like, yeah, I get you, like, it’s been over the top. It’s overkill. This guy, you know, it’s not OK,” he said.

However, these figures would still justify supporting Trump because “the ends of preserving Christian America justify the means of enlisting this uncouth, boorish, conspiracy-spouting individual who is issuing these casual calls to violence and saying and doing things every day that are not Christ-like,” Alberta said.

“He fights for us; he’s our champion, ...

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Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tim-alberta-book-trump-evangelicals_n_65706282e4b0a10def8ad91b

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Walleye

(31,246 posts)
1. I think,the loudest Christians are actually the most insecure in their religion. They need a strong man to validate them
Wed Dec 6, 2023, 11:52 AM
Dec 2023

DavidDvorkin

(19,524 posts)
2. It has happened before -- people supporting a tyrant because they think that they'll have the real power
Wed Dec 6, 2023, 02:12 PM
Dec 2023

And that they and theirs won't be in any danger.

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