According the to exit polls Trump won the white Evangelical vote 81 to 16%. “That’s the most they have voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 2004, when they overwhelmingly chose President George W. Bush by a margin of 78-21 percent,” reported the Washington Post.
According to exit polls by the New York Times 58% or Protestants and other Christians voted for Trump while 52% of Catholics voted for him. 24% of Jews voted for Trump.
Christianity Today reported that although Black Evenagelicals were in favor of Clinton leading up to the election “she ultimately under performed among Hispanics and African Americans compared to President Barack Obama before her.”
The fact that Donald Trump did so good with the Evangelicals can also be attributed with the fact that many people did not like Hillary Clinton. “According to a Post-ABC poll in October, 70 percent of white evangelicals held an unfavorable view of Clinton, compared with 55 percent of the public overall who say the same thing,” reported the Washington Post.
“White evangelicals in this election aren’t values voters. They’re nostalgia voters,” said Robert P. Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute. “Trump’s line — ‘let’s make America great again’ — and his last-minute saying — ‘look folks, I’m your last chance’ — was really powerful for white evangelicals who see their numbers in the general population slipping.
“White Christians are declining every year by a percentage point or more as a proportion of the population,” Jones added. “So when Trump says, ‘I’m your last chance, folks,’ there’s a real truth to that.”
Desert News reported that,
The modern political role of the Christian right dates to 1979 and the founding of the Moral Majority, which helped form evangelicals into a cohesive voting bloc that was instrumental in the election of Ronald Reagan and subsequent Republican presidents. “We are fighting a holy war,” said the group’s founder, Jerry Falwell, in 1980, “and this time we are going to win.” The group disbanded in 1989, and in the 1990s, the Christian Coalition came to prominence as the premiere political champion of the Christian right in politics. But in 2016, no one group has as much power to shape the agenda of conservative evangelical voters as either of these two organizations did, which may explain why the voting group fractured among several candidates during the primaries.
Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, called the election results “Brexit 2.0” on Twitter.
In part of a written statement he said,
“Looking ahead, now is the time to rise up as people of faith and as an independent voice that holds political leaders on both sides of the aisle accountable to policies that don’t aim left or right, but toward righteousness and justice, for all. Chief of which remains our concern for religious liberty, the sanctity of life, immigration reform and racial unity. We pray for the safe keeping of our democracy as we transition to the new Donald Trump administration and we pray that God will continue to bless and prosper our nation in the coming months and years ahead.”
The country has voted and the Evangelicals have spoken. This country has been on the decline for the past 8 years but with the election of President Donald Trump along with Vice President Mike Pence we can begin some real change in the right direction in this country.
Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization stated on Facebook that,
“Hundreds of thousands of Christians from across the United States have been praying. This year they came out to every state capitol to pray for this election and for the future of America. Prayer groups were started. Families prayed. Churches prayed. Then Christians went to the polls, and God showed up.
While the media scratches their heads and tries to understand how this happened, I believe that God’s hand intervened Tuesday night to stop the godless, atheistic progressive agenda from taking control of our country.
President-elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence are going to need a lot of help and they will continue to need a lot of prayer. I pray that President-elect Trump will surround himself with godly men and women to help advise and counsel him as he leads the nation. My prayer is that God will bless America again!”
We must to continue to pray for Trump and Pence as well as for this Nation. I do believe that God has given this country another chance to make things right and move toward Making America Great Again. Let’s continue to work hard on continuing the consistent prayer for this nation and let’s work with those who want to make this country great again. We all have differences but how we must not let those differences further divide us.
People are protesting, rioting, vandalizing, shooting, burning American flags because their candidate did not win a DEMOCRATIC ELECTION and this just goes to show you how important is was for us to take this country back from those people.
People protest in Latin American countries in order to have a democratic election, these liberals are protesting against it. Think about that. Lets take our country back. One election at a time.