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Evangelicals and President Trump

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Religious leaders pray with President Trump after he signed a proclamation for a national day of prayer to occur on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
Evan Vucci | AP 2017

The evangelical magazine Christianity Today ignited a firestorm in December when it published an editorial calling for President Trump’s removal from office.

Thousands of Christians quickly dismissed the magazine as leftist and irrelevant – including President Trump. Thousands of others applauded the editorial and expressed relief that someone was finally saying in a public forum what many have felt for years.

Wednesday on MPR News with Kerri Miller, we had a discussion about this deep divide in white evangelical Christianity. When it comes to the president, can you separate policy from character?

Guests:

  • Daniel Harrell, incoming editor-in-chief of Christianity Today

  • Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America

    To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.

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