Second Opinion: Trump threatens to change the course of American Christianity

President Trump Participates in the Celebrate Freedom Rally at the Kennedy Center on July 1. (Photo: WH.gov video / YouTube)

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If you want to understand white evangelicalism in the age of Trump, you need to know Robert Jeffress, the pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas.

Jeffress is not a household name in the United States, known mainly in Southern Baptist circles. But he has recently gained national attention as a “court evangelical”—my term for a Christian who, like the attendants and advisers who frequented the courts of monarchs, seeks influence through regular visits to the White House.

The court evangelicals are changing the religious landscape in the United States. …

Read the full article in the Washington Post.


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