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All the last presidents of United States, and Protestant figures such as Justin Welby or Efraim Tendero pay tribute to the American evangelist and highlight his influence worldwide.
Reconciliation requires sacrifice; it is costly and is humbling. But it is the only way to construct the identity of a nation that fosters peace, generosity and prosperity.
Russell Moore: “We are not, first, Republicans or Democrats, conservatives or progressives. We are the church of the resurrected and triumphant Lord Jesus Christ.”
“We will deal fairly with everyone, we will seek partnership, not conflict”, he says in his first speech. Evangelicals have voted overwhelmingly for him, surveys say.
As Americans go to the voting booths to choose the candidate they hate the least, we in Europe need to brace ourselves for the outcomes.
In 2011, only 30% of white evangelical Protestants believed “elected officials can behave ethically even if they have committed transgressions in their personal lives”. Now 72% do, says survey.
“I am staggered that so many evangelical Christians would somehow paint a man who is a bully, who made his money by casinos, who has had several wives and several affairs, as someone that we could stand behind”.
According to Pew Foundation, eight out of ten white evangelicals support Trump, and "cannot conceive" to vote Hillary Clinton,who has become the first female presidential candidate.
Pastors Russell Moore and Max Lucado raise their voice against Trump’s candidacy. For some Christian voters “it doesn’t matter if our candidate hates, bullies, and exploits other people”, dennounces Gina Dalfonzo.
Fuller Theological Seminary professor Juan Francisco Martínez: “Many Christians question the faith and way of life of Donald Trump but will still vote for him for other reasons.”