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Evangelicals Face GOP Led by Trump: 'There's Nobody Left'

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By    |   Monday, 09 May 2016 02:26 PM

Many voters using their Christian faith as a guide to making decisions for the upcoming election say that they are facing a tough decision now that Donald Trump is the last remaining Republican presidential candidate.

Nebraska pastor Gary Fuller told the Washington Post that some Republicans feel like the party's focus on Trump is a letdown.

"We feel abandoned by our party," Fuller explained, noting that no other Republican option for Christians exists. "There's nobody left," Fuller lamented.

Fuller said he is likely to vote for Ted Cruz anyway, even though the Texas senator has left the presidential race.

The Post points out that Trump has taken actions that don't match a large number of Republicans, including supporting Planned Parenthood and opposing the transgender bathroom bill in North Carolina.

Trump rarely focuses on social issues during his campaign, however. That runs counter to some voters of faith, for whom "it's always about social issues," said pastor Fuller.

Notable evangelicals, including Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, have endorsed Trump, according to the Post. However, The Pew Research Center said Trump is seen by voters as the "least religious."

Some households may be "horrified" to choose between Trump and Hillary Clinton, Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, mentions in the Post story. Moore claims that some voters of faith are worried about Trump's displays of "bigotry, xenophia, and misogyny."

Trump has bashed members of the religious right, including Moore. In a tweet,

Voter Heather Dreesman told the Post she probably won't vote because of her lack of options. "I would hate to look back and say ‘I voted for Hitler.' I feel like that may be what is happening if I vote for Trump."

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