Evangelical leader has harsh words for Trump

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Donald Trump mean decisiveDonald Trump is leading in the polls, and has a legitimate shot at the Republican nomination, but a prominent Christian leader is concerned about him.

John Stemberger of Florida Family Action points out the real estate tycoon has been married twice, owns casinos, and his current wife has posed nude.

Trump, meanwhile, is wooing evangelical voters by claiming he's a Christian who identifies as a Presbyterian. He brought his childhood Bible to the Values Voter Summit last September.

Yet he's also admitted he's never asked God for forgiveness and can't recite his favorite Bible verse.

Speaking at Liberty University on Monday, Trump referred to a New Testament verse from "Two Corinthians," drawing laughter from the crowd.

OneNewsNow reported Monday that U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, trailing second behind Trump, is attempting to highlight the front-runner's recent liberal views.

While the United States is not electing a pastor, Stemberger says character matters when electing a leader. He worries what might happen if Trump gets the Republican nomination.

Stemberger

"I do think evangelicals, by the hundreds of thousands, will have a legitimate crisis of conscience and they will stay home," Stemberger predicts.

If faced with the choice between Trump and Democratic nominees Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, Stemberger says he will hold his nose and vote from Trump.

But he won't advise others to do the same.

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