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As the Election Year Begins, Some White Evangelicals Stand Divided on Trump 2020

Jan 31, 2020

By Val Wilde

With his constant and very public moral failings dismaying voters across the political spectrum, Donald Trump has always been a polarizing candidate.

But for white evangelical Christians, a demographic that has long been reliably Republican, support for Trump — or its absence — raises questions about the very goals and meaning of the evangelical political project. For the past four years and counting, white evangelicals have been grappling with the question of whether Trump deserves their support — and under what circumstances they might withdraw it.

Now, in the wake of the Christianity Today op-ed that called for Trump’s removal from office, rifts in the evangelical community are falling into sharp relief.

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