Guardian: Faith leaders back Biden in sign Evangelicals running away from Trump madness

More than 1,600 have endorsed the Democratic candidate, a marked change from 2016 when 80% of white evangelicals backed Trump

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Guardian: More than 1,600 faith leaders in the US have publicly backed Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate in next month’s presidential election, amid signs that some evangelical voters are turning away from Donald Trump.

The Biden endorsements mainly come from Catholics, evangelicals and mainline Protestants. They include Jerushah Duford, the granddaughter of Billy Graham; Susan Johnson Cook, a former US ambassador for religious freedom; Michael Kinnamon, former general secretary of the National Council of Churches; and Gene Robinson, a former bishop in the Episcopal church.

 

“This record-breaking group of endorsers shows that President Trump’s lack of kindness and decency is energizing faith communities and will cost him this election,” said Doug Pagitt, executive director of the Christian campaign organisation Vote Common Good, which compiled the endorsements.

The organisation said the announcement represents the largest group of clergy to endorse a Democratic candidate for president in modern history.

In the 2016 election, more than 80% of white evangelicals voted for Trump, with many taking the view that his pledge to make conservative and pro-life appointments to the supreme court outweighed unease about his personal behaviour. White evangelicals make up about a quarter of the US electorate. read more

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/09/faith-leaders-back-biden-evangelicals-trump

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Your putting quotes around “Pro-life Evangelicals for Biden” is the hoot.

    It doesn’t appear in the article. It’s your statement. Own it.

    The sub-headline specified WHITE Evangelicals – who are 58%, not all of them – others vote Dem consistently.

    Your thinking otherwise is the hoot.

    It’s such a given, that when I (often!) say “Trump’s Bible Belt Base (of Mammon worshippers)”, I don’t even need to specify White.

  2. According to Pastor John Hagee there are “50 million Bible-reading Christians who stand with Israel” and will consequently vote for Trump in November. They are his rock-solid base that will vote for him no matter what he says or does. May Heaven save us all from the wrath of the so-called Christians…

  3. One thing is for certain, under Obama admin the world had the Syrian war, Ukrania coup, Libya disaster only to mention a few where US was involved directly or indirectly,. At least Trump did not initiate another new one war, but was also unable stop those that were current initiated before

    • Old man Bush put fuel on the ME fire, baby bush’s handler Dick depletedly nuked it and I believe the Yemen folks may argue your point on how peaceful Donnie boy is. Can’t ask Kashogi or General Solamoni either or the brain rattled Servicemen in Iraq.

    • I’ve been saying the same thing. Even if every rotten thing partisans on the left say about Trump is correct, how is a guy even older and whiter who has been wrong about virtually everything in his career the better alternative?