1 question,” and promised to appoint antiabortion Supreme Court justices. senator Lyndon Johnson on tax-exempt groups making explicit political endorsements.“I think maybe that will be my greatest contribution to Christianity — and other religions — is to allow you, when you talk religious liberty, to go and speak openly, and if you like somebody or want somebody to represent you, you should have the right to do it,” Trump said. Religious leaders in America today, Trump said, “are petrified.” [Hear Donald Trump talk to conservative Christian gathering today] As president, he said, he’d work on things including: “freeing up your religion, freeing up your thoughts.He noted that he was present at the first gathering of the Moral Majority in 1980: “The premise of the meeting in 1980 was that only candidates that reflected a biblical worldview and good character would gain our support. Today, a candidate whose worldview is greed and whose god is his appetites (Philippians 3) is being tacitly endorsed by this throng. This is a day of mourning.” Catholic conservative Robert George, former chair of the U. Commission on International Religious Freedom and a Princeton professor, declined to attend the meeting, saying that while he may think even lower of Hillary Clinton, he fears Trump will “in the end, bring disgrace upon those individuals and organizations who publicly embrace him.For those of us who believe in limited government, the rule of law, flourishing institutions of civil society and traditional Judeo-Christian moral principles, and who believe that our leaders must be persons of integrity and good character, this election is presenting a horrible choice.Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met with Christian conservatives in New York City.Trump talked about Supreme Court nominees, the-ban on tax-exempt groups' – including churches — politicking, and religious liberty.
The religiosity of the meeting was deliberately light.Others on the list included Dobson, Jerry Falwell Jr. The event wasn’t described as an endorsement, and there was no vote at the end.While many attendees may lean toward Trump (or are open to leaning), the question the event aimed to answer was how enthusiastically they will work for him.In introducing Trump, Huckabee told him: “I don’t think anyone here expects you to be theological today. I don’t think anyone here thinks we’re interviewing you to be our next pastor,” he said.“You’re off the hook on the deep theological questions.” Organizers did hand out a pre- and post-meeting prayer guide, but its direction was more encouraging than theological.