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Do Pastors for Trump Condone Trump’s Latest?

Robert Jeffress, the mega-church Baptist pastor in Dallas, endorsed Donald Trump a few weeks ago. Jerry Falwell, Jr., who has taken to saying he is a lawyer, not a pastor, also endorsed Trump as a man of God. Other pastors have come out for Trump too.

In New Hampshire, Trump went on a public, expletive laden tirade that included “tell them to go f**k themselves” as well as “they’re ripping the sh*t out of the sea,” referring to China.

Do these pastors want their Presidential candidate out there doing that? Does that not convey to kids that it must be okay to say these things? After all, the pastors are endorsing this guy as a good Christian, godly man fit for the Presidency.

Many of us, myself included, have said bad words and other awful things, but we are not running for President of the United States. Trump is. And he is doing so with pastoral support vouching for his faith and godliness while he stands on a public stage telling people to go f*ck themselves.

Do these pastors condone that behavior in a Presidential candidate?

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