Evangelical Christian Leaders Give Trump Award While Trump Fights Sex Abuse Allegations
Conservative evangelical leaders gave President Donald Trump an award and prayed with him on Dec. 11.
Trump was given a “Friends of Zion” award because he decided to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.
While Trump was praised by the Christian leaders, more than 100 House Democrats called for a congressional probe into Trump’s alleged sexual abuse of more than a dozen women, reports ABC News.
The conservative Christians who honored Trump included the “Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, James Dobson of Family Talk Radio, televangelist Paula White, Dallas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress, African-American pastor Harry Jackson and former Southern Baptist Convention president Jack Graham,” notes The Christian Post.
Perkins told The Christian Post that the evangelical Christian leaders met with Trump for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Trump has not signed one piece of major legislation since taking office, but Perkins praised Trump for his accomplishments:
Evangelicals and conservatives across this country are grateful for the fact he has actually done exactly what he campaigned on.
He campaigned on protection of religious freedom. He campaigned on making our military strong and reversing the radical social policies of the previous administration. He has focused on making our economy strong again.
In short, he is working to make America great again. Despite what some might say, the rank-and-file evangelicals across this country applaud the president, believe in the president, and continue to stand with the president in seeing his agenda accomplished.
After the meeting, Vice President Mike Pence tweeted:
.@POTUS & I STAND w/ people of faith. Honored to meet faith leaders to review what POTUS has done to protect life & people of faith. Also previewed my Middle East trip where we will discuss relief efforts for persecuted Christians & others persecuted for their faith in the region pic.twitter.com/JnhW4TtTw1
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) December 11, 2017