Evangelicals are showing no signs of abandoning Donald Trump even after a crude 2005 video has surfaced revealing Trump once said he could do whatever he wanted to with women because he was famous.
According to several reports in the Daily Beast, Buzzfeed and Huffington Post, evangelicals say they are standing beside Trump in an effort to defeat Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton.
“People of faith are voting on issues like who will protect unborn life, defund Planned Parenthood, defend religious liberty and oppose the Iran nuclear deal,” Ralph Reed, the leader of the Faith and Freedom Coalition told the Daily Beast. “A ten-year-old tape of a private conversation with a talk show host ranks low on their hierarchy of concerns.”
Tony Perkins, another prominent evangelical leader and president of the Family Research Council told Buzzfeed that his support of Trump never was about Trump’s morality.
“My personal support for Donald Trump has never been based upon shared values, it is based upon shared concerns about issues such as: justices on the Supreme Court that ignore the constitution, America’s continued vulnerability to Islamic terrorists and the systematic attack on religious liberty that we’ve seen in the last 7 1/2 years,” Perkins told Buzzfeed in an e-mail.