Despite porn stars and Playboy models, white evangelicals aren’t rejecting Trump. This is why.

Mar 28, 2018

By Andrew L. Whitehead, Joseph O. Baker and Samuel L. Perry

porn actress says she had sex with Donald Trump, only a few months after his wife gave birth to a son. A former Playboy model says she had an affair with him, too. And yet according to a Pew Research Center poll conducted March 7-14, both white mainline and evangelical Protestants continue to approve of Trump as president at higher levels than other religious groups.

Why are white Christians sticking so closely to President Trump, despite these claims of sexual indiscretions? And why are religious individuals and groups that previously decried sexual impropriety among political leaders suddenly willing to give Trump a “mulligan” on his infidelity?

Our new study points to a different answer than others have offered. Voters’ religious tenets aren’t what is behind Trump support; rather, it’s Christian nationalism — their view of the United States as a fundamentally Christian nation.

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4 comments on “Despite porn stars and Playboy models, white evangelicals aren’t rejecting Trump. This is why.

  • Just shows what a devious, sly, cunning, vindictive little s**t god is. He sets us up with unkeepable moral rules, then finds a bloke who keeps none of them, promotes him to the top job, then tells us to like it or lump it as it’s part of his grand plan for our long-term good. I’d rather have the money, Playboy girls and porn stars in the here and now – anyway, who wants to sit on a cloud and play the harp for the rest of eternity?



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  • Because they have low IQs? Something’s amiss … and it’s definitely a cognitive issue . Is this brought on by having such a lack of critical thinking skills that they’ve literally gotten to the point that they can’t tell wtf is going on any more ? Are they homo-sapien ? Apes for definite …



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  • The only thing “evangelicals” care about from the administration is getting right wing religious judges appointed who will hopefully rule in favour of such things as anti gay and abortion legislation and allow churches to be political and also stay tax exempt. They don;t give a damn who leads the party or what his morals are. Like Trump said, they’d still have voted for him if he’d shot someone on 5th Avenue. These people aren’t actually christians IMO, they’re just homophobic bigots who hide under the banner of christianity.



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  • @OP – A porn actress says she had sex with Donald Trump, only a few months after his wife gave birth to a son.

    It may be stating the obvious, but the regular use of confidentiality agreements about personal relationships, (rather than for commercial patent product secrets, medical patient confidentiality, or national security), is a clear indicator of individuals who use dubious behaviour, cover-ups and lying, (hiding such conduct from scrutiny), as a way of life!



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