A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle
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Election night turned out to be a big night not just for Donald Trump, but for evangelical Christians. New York Times exit polling, Trump received 81 percent of the white evangelical vote. 58% of Protestants, 52% of Catholics. 56% of voters that attend a religious service at least once per week or more voted Trump. So Trump had a large turnout among the faithful. It might seem that Trump a thrice married man and Jerry Falwell Christians make for strange bedfellows, but it’s not as strange as it may appear. The Christian right is tired. They’re tired of the culture depravity. They’re tired of seeing their values being mocked in Hollywood and on their TV screen. They’re tired of being told they hate groups of people simply because they have a different point of view. They’re tired of having the government pass laws that infringe on their right to practice their faith. They’ve felt abandoned by the Republican Party, they’ve been little help. And then here comes Trump stating exactly how they feel. He’s out there praising Christianity and offering his support in ways that no other Republican candidate has in recent memory so they figure they’ll support him because as least he’s understanding how they feel. In the biggest of all ironies, the billionaire Playboy may be the leader that gives conservative Christians the confidence to start speaking their minds again and may lead the way to a new Moral Majority. 2016 may be 1980. I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.
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