Saturday, September 10, 2016

Donald Trump Slams the Liberal Media That “Mocks and Demeans People of Faith”

During an appearance at the Values Voters Summit on Friday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump vowed to pro-life voters to overturn the Johnson Amendment that silences churches and pastors on politics.

On the campaign trail, Trump has repeatedly said he would overturn the Johnson Amendment, which essentially prevents pastors from speaking on politics.

“The first thing we have to do is to give our churches their voice back,” Trump said. “I will repeal the Johnson Amendment if I am elected your president.”

America is “in serious, serious trouble,” Trump said. “Our media culture often mocks and demeans people of faith,” whose “values of love, charity and faith built this nation.” . . .

"At this moment, I would like to thank the evangelical community who have been so good to me and so supportive. You have so much to contribute to our politics, yet our laws prevent you from speaking your minds from your own pulpits,” Trump said. “An amendment, pushed by Lyndon Johnson, many years ago, threatens religious institutions with a loss of their tax-exempt status if they openly advocate their political views. I am going to work very hard to repeal that language and protect free speech for all Americans.”

Trump said Clinton’s judicial nominations would be extreme and threaten Americans’ religious liberty.

Here is Trump’s full speech:
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