(RNS) Donald Trump is expected to speak later this month at evangelical bastion Liberty University, an appearance that could provide the Republican presidential front-runner another chance to bolster his already strong showing with conservative Christians.
The Jan. 18 talk to students and faculty at the Lynchburg, Va., campus will take place just two weeks before the Iowa caucuses, the first contest of the GOP presidential primary season and one in which evangelicals will play a key role.
Trump and Liberty’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr., have been in “close contact” during the campaign, according to the News & Advance newspaper, which first reported Trump’s appearance. Falwell’s father, the late Jerry Falwell Sr., founded the Moral Majority a generation ago and helped launch the religious right movement…
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