Push by evangelicals helped set stage for Trump decision on Jerusalem

By James Oliphant and John Whitesides WASHINGTON, Dec 7 : An intense and sustained push by U.S. evangelicals helped drive President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and eventually relocate the U.S. embassy there, activists said on Wednesday. While Trump had long pledged to move the embassy, the Republican president’s conservative Christian […]

Evangelical leaders stick with Trump, focus on defeating Clinton

By Steve Holland and Michelle Conlin WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Oct 8 : Leaders of religious conservative groups largely stood behind Donald Trump today, the day after vulgar sexual comments he made about women surfaced online, but some expressed concern that the US Republican presidential nominee’s remarks could depress evangelical turnout on Election Day. Most evangelical leaders […]

Indiana to test Donald Trump’s staying power with evangelicals

By James Oliphant INDIANAPOLIS, May 2 : Donald Trump’s success in the race for the White House may well ride on the support of Republican evangelicals made wary as the front-runner reveals a more liberal side to his social views. A case in point is tomorrow’s nominating contest in Indiana, a conservative Midwestern US state […]