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Trump to make surprise visit to evangelical pastors in Florida

Trump to make surprise visit to evangelical pastors in Florida

Donald Trump is planning a surprise visit Thursday to a major gathering of evangelical pastors in Florida, where he will describe how he will repeal a federal law viewed by many Christians as gagging the clergy from expressing political viewpoints. According to Trump’s advisors, the Republican presidential nominee will support the repeal of the Johnson […]

Exclusive: Newt Gingrich Working to Repeal Law Limiting Pulpit Speech

Exclusive: Newt Gingrich Working to Repeal Law Limiting Pulpit Speech

The Brody File has learned that former Speak of the House Newt Gingrich is working with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to craft a bill that would repeal the controversial Johnson Amendment. The law attempts to restrict political speech from the pulpit. GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump wants it repealed and Gingrich is doing his part […]

Donald Trump Tells The Brody File: We Are A Judeo-Christian Nation

Donald Trump Tells The Brody File: We Are A Judeo-Christian Nation

“Do you believe this is a Judeo-Christian nation?” “You mention the founding of this country in the speech. There are a lot of folks in this country that push back and say we are not a Judeo-Christian nation…do you believe this is a Judeo-Christian nation?” Donald Trump: “Well that’s the way it is, and we […]

Prager: Nine reasons why beating Hillary Clinton trumps ideological purity.

Prager: Nine reasons why beating Hillary Clinton trumps ideological purity.

I devoted many hours of radio and many columns to criticizing Donald Trump. His virtually assured nomination has therefore caused me grief as an American, a Republican, and a conservative. That his character defects, gaps in knowledge on some important issues, and having no set of identifiably conservative principles came to mean little to so […]

Christian conservative group announces support for Trump as evangelical leaders remain divided

Christian conservative group announces support for Trump as evangelical leaders remain divided

A Christian conservative organization wrote to 100,000 pastors Tuesday urging them to support presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump for president, the latest exchange in a series of salvos among faith leaders divided over Trump’s candidacy. David Lane, the leader of the American Renewal organization, wrote an email to pastors arguing that Trump is the obvious choice […]

God and politics reconsidered

God and politics reconsidered

Faith may not win elections, but it’s the ultimate force for good LOUISVILLE – Religion and politics are again at the forefront of this year’s presidential race. Yet, in this campaign, self-described evangelicals don’t seem as concerned as they once were about a candidate’s personal faith. Otherwise, more of them might support the openly Christian […]

Conservative religious voters perplexed by 2016 presidential campaign

Conservative religious voters perplexed by 2016 presidential campaign

For a generation, Christian conservative activists played such a central role in Republican presidential campaigns that the GOP has been called America’s first religious party. They opposed abortion and same-sex marriage and supported the party’s opposition to legal recognition of those two issues. And they promoted public recognition of religion, such as courthouse displays of […]

Georgia Religious-Liberty Fight Reveals Weakened Influence

Georgia Religious-Liberty Fight Reveals Weakened Influence

For evangelical voters, it wasn’t supposed to be this way. Not in Georgia, at least. When Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, first heard that Governor Nathan Deal had vetoed a controversial religious-liberty bill, his phone exploded with text messages. HB-757 was seen […]

Cost of 2016 Presidential Race Passes $1 BILLION

Cost of 2016 Presidential Race Passes $1 BILLION

Fundraising in the presidential contest has zoomed past the $1 billion mark, fueled by the dozens of super-wealthy Americans bankrolling super PACs that have acted as shadow campaigns for White House contenders. Presidential candidates and the super PACs closely aligned with them had raised a little more than $1 billion through the end of February, newly released […]

Evangelicals Give Big South Carolina Kiss To Donald Trump

Evangelicals Give Big South Carolina Kiss To Donald Trump

For months and months, Donald Trump has been exclaiming, “The evangelicals love me and I love them.” Well folks, tonight that love affair paved his way to victory in the all-important South Carolina Primary.  72% of the voters in South Carolina Saturday night with evangelical. Trump won 33 percent, of them. Ted Cruz won 27 […]