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Baptist Leaders Unite Amid Trump Controversy

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By    |   Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017 11:34 AM

Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore and Frank Page, president of the denomination's executive committee, pledged their support for one another amid controversy over criticism of President Donald Trump, USA Today reported.

The two met as speculation mounted that Moore's job was in jeopardy, the newspaper noted. Moore, who heads the Southern Baptist Convention's public policy arm, has been an outspoken critic of Trump's, according to USA Today.

The two men released a statement saying their meeting deepened their understanding on how to move the denomination forward.

"We fully support one another and look forward to working together on behalf of Southern Baptists in the years to come," the statement read. "We will collaborate on developing future steps to deepen connections with all Southern Baptists as we work together to advance the great commission of our lord Jesus Christ."

The Washington Post reported that concern was increasing among evangelicals that Moore could lose his job over criticism of Trump and religious leaders who supported him.

Prior to the meeting, Page was asked whether he would seek Moore's resignation.

"If the meeting doesn't go well, I'm fully prepared to ask him for a change in his status," he said.

Moore was an early Trump critic and once accused evangelical leaders who supported him of "normalizing an awful candidate."

And Trump has singled him out for criticism, as well.

The Monday meeting between Moore and Page did not focus on Moore's possible resignation, a spokesman said.

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