What does The Donald have to say that would account for that sizable lead over the next closest choice for evangelicals? Perhaps it is his depth of theological knowledge which makes Mitt Romney seem almost orthodox:
Trump saw his campaign take off after broadly denouncing Mexicans who cross the border illegally, calling them rapists and drug dealers. He also drew attention for saying Sen. John McCain is not a war hero. In the same Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, where he made those comments, Trump was questioned about whether he asks God for forgiveness.
“I am not sure I have. I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don’t think so,” he said. “If I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I don’t bring God into that picture. I don’t.”
Trump said he participates in Holy Communion.
“When I drink my little wine — which is about the only wine I drink — and have my little cracker, I guess that is a form of asking for forgiveness, and I do that as often as possible because I feel cleansed,” he said, according to CNN. “I think in terms of ‘let’s go on and let’s make it right.’ ”Or maybe they just like his hair.
I hope that is it.
At least he is honest and is saying what a lot of people believe, which is why America is such a fertile mission field if we but have the courage to tell people that the above has no relationship to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.