With less than two months to go until the 2020 election, a new book aims to convince Catholics across the United States to support the reelection of President Donald Trump.
Austin Ruse, president of the Center for Family and Human Rights, explained his motivations for writing The Catholic Case for Trump in an interview with The Christian Post.
“I was motivated to write the book to give the faithful Catholics some ammunition” as they debate “their more liberal friends and family,” he said.
Even though the president isn’t Catholic himself, Ruse maintains that he’s “the most pro-Catholic president in history.”
Ruse believes that the central issues facing Catholic voters are the sanctity of life and religious freedom. He devoted two chapters in his book to explaining how Trump has proven himself to be an ally of Catholics on both fronts.
“Many pro-lifers are in senior positions at the Department of Health and Human Services, an agency that has been dedicated to advancing the abortionist agenda in Democratic administrations,” Ruse states in the book.
As an example of Trump’s actions benefiting Catholics and other religious entities, he notes in the book: “On May 4, 2017, Trump issued the executive order ‘Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty.’” This executive order instructed the Treasury Department to refrain from taking “adverse action” against churches and religious groups that engage in political speech.
In a chapter titled “Trump and Judges,” Ruse reviews the impact Trump has had on the judiciary.