President Donald Trump says the “biggest pastors” in America have been telling him that his ongoing fight with the media and Democrats has been fueling the greatest revival in American history.
“I got a call the other night from pastors, the biggest pastors, evangelical Christians. They said that they have never seen our religion or any religion so electrified,” Trump said during a Friday press conference outside the White House. “They say they have never seen anything like it. Churches are joining. Hundreds of thousands of people. And you know that’s to a large extent because of you and your partners, the Democrats.”
Casey Mattox, vice president of legal and judicial strategy at Americans for Prosperity, a conservative libertarian political advocacy group, said of Trump’s claim on Twitter, “I find this assertion not only factually false, but personally and theologically offensive.”
A number of Trump’s biggest evangelical supporters disagree.
Trump’s comments come in the wake of what at least one prominent Christian leader has called a real “threat of evangelical anger” over the ongoing impeachment inquiry of the president.
“Look, I don’t pretend to speak for all evangelicals, but this week I have been traveling the country and I’ve literally spoken to thousands and thousands of evangelical Christians. I have never seen them more angry over any issue than this attempt to illegitimately remove this president from office, overturn the 2016 election and negate the votes of millions of evangelicals in the process,” Pastor Robert Jeffress said in a recent interview on Fox News.
In a clip from the recently concluded National Quartet Convention in Tennessee, Jeffress also told a very supportive gathering that Trump will go down as the “most pro-life, pro-religious liberty and pro-Israel president in history” as he lashed out at the attacks on his “friend.”
“Every time I am debating some of these pinheads from the ACLU, I ask them the question — I say now tell me, why is it in the mid-1800s you could read and teach the New Testament but suddenly the Supreme Court decides 118 years later that you can’t even post the Ten Commandments? What changed? Did the Constitution change and nobody told us about it? Of course not. The Constitution hasn’t changed but what has changed is this: We have allowed the atheists, the secularists, the humanists, to hijack our Constitution and pervert it into something our forefathers never intended. That’s what the problem is,” he said as the audience responded with a standing ovation.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair