A prominent evangelical pastor from Texas, who is also a Trump supporter, has caused controversy by saying Christian followers of Trump have “deeper convictions” than others.
Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas Church said on Fox & Friends that, despite a drop in those defining themselves as evangelical, it was “good news” that “70 percent of evangelicals continue to support president Trump”.
Even though the evangelical number has dropped as a whole, the number of evangelicals turning out at the ballot box is greater than other groups, and it’s because evangelicals have deeper convictions.
They believe in absolute moral and spiritual truth, and they tend to vote those convictions at the ballot box.
Naturally, Christians on Twitter were not pleased at the insinuation that, because they don’t support Trump, their moral or spiritual convictions are lesser than evangelicals.
Many people, both Christians and atheists, expressed disgust at the idea that one religious group is superior to another.
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