David Lane, Head of Pastors in Politics Org, Presents Argument For Donald Trump
David Lane, founder of the American Renewal Project, sent an email to over 100,000 pastors on Tuesday, urging them to support Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. Lane and his organization have convinced over 500 pastors to run for local political office this year, but this is his first move in the presidential race.
Lane did not wholeheartedly endorse The Donald, but argued that conservative Christians should back him nonetheless. "The choice facing America is not the lesser of two evils, but who will inflict the least damage to freedom and liberty," the organizer wrote.
"What and how will Mr. Trump do? I don't have a clue," Lane admitted. "But with Hillary we do know, the progressives that she will stack on the Supreme Court alone will set-back America for a century." He added that "codifying transgender bathrooms right will only be the beginning of nine unelected and unaccountable justices imposing a godless agenda, tearing America apart brick-by-brick."
Some Christian activists are also backing Trump, despite strong reservations. "I am open to Donald Trump if he is open to working to gain the support of the evangelical community," said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.
Other Christian leaders have dug their heels in. Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, compared Trump and Clinton, emphasizing that both are a rejection of the key conservative idea that "virtue has an important role to play in our culture and our politics."
Trump and Clinton represent "the very kind of moral and cultural decadence that conservatives have been saying for a long time is the problem," Moore argued. He attacked "conservatives who were saying in the previous Clinton era that character matters, and rightly so, who now are not willing to say anything when we have this sort of reality television moral sewage coming through all over our culture."
Lane expressed concern about Moore in a statement to PJ Media, echoing The Donald's own Twitter attack against the Southern Baptist leader, but with more precision. "Russell Moore is a divider, not a 'uniter,'" Lane wrote. "Politics is addition and multiplication, not subtraction and division."
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