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Politico: Trump Has Religious Conservatives Divided

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By    |   Monday, 11 Jul 2016 09:27 PM

Religious conservatives are divided as to whether to vote for Donald Trump in November, given some of his views that seem to go against Christianity.

A Politico story highlights Trump's apparent lack of Christian beliefs, from torture and his flip-flopping on abortion to his claim of having never asked God for forgiveness. Trump has also been married several times and is known, reports Politico, for being unfaithful.

Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, the future of the religious right — a powerful and influential voting group — is unclear.

"The only thing about [Trump] that makes him vote-worthy is that he's a Republican," Michael Farris, an early leader of the Moral Majority, told Politico. "If that's it, then we're the church glee club for the Republican Party — and not the Christian right."

Conservative Christians, reports the website, are not convinced that Trump, who is expected to fetch the Republican party's presidential nomination at the upcoming convention, has enough qualities to earn their vote.

Others in that group of voters, however, think the opposite.

James Dobson, who founded the conservative Christian organization Focus on the Family, recently called Trump a "baby Christian."

"I believe he really made a commitment, but he's a baby Christian," Dobson told GodFactor.com. "We all need to be praying for him, especially if there is a possibility of him being our next chief executive officer.

"He doesn’t know our language. We had 40 Christians together with him [and] he used the word 'Hell' four or five times. He doesn't know our language. He really doesn't.

"He refers a lot to religion and not much to belief and faith in Christ."

Last month, Trump called out Democrat Hillary Clinton over her religious beliefs.

"We don't know anything about Hillary in terms of religion," Trump told a group of Christian leaders, CNN reported. "Now, she's been in the public eye for years and years, and yet there's no — there's nothing out there. There's like nothing out there. It's going to be an extension of Obama but it's going to be worse, because with Obama you had your guard up. With Hillary you don't, and it's going to be worse."

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