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Evangelical leader says Trump is ‘un-Christian,’ endorses Clinton

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A top Evangelical leader on Tuesday called Donald Trump “un-Christian” and endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.

{mosads}“Mr. Trump’s proposals are not just un-Christian — they’re un-American and at odds with the values our country holds dearest,” said Deborah Fikes, executive advisor to the World Evangelical Alliance, a global ministry organization that works with churches in 129 countries around the world.

Fikes went on to say she is “praying” for “Sister Hillary” to be elected.

“Hillary Clinton is the leader who people of faith are looking for and we are praying that Sister Hillary and not Mr. Trump will be elected in November,” Fikes said.

Fikes chimed in with her personal view on the presidential race following Trump’s meeting with Evangelical leaders on Tuesday, though she did not attend the gathering in New York. 

Fikes expressed concerns about Trump’s “religious and ethnic intolerance” toward Muslims.

“It troubles me deeply to see abuse of the vulnerable and intolerance toward religious minorities on the rise,” Fikes said.

“As someone who has fought hard to counter China’s recent persecution of Christian minorities, I worry that allowing religious and ethnic intolerance here in American will undermine our ability to have a prayer of fighting it around the world.

“When candidates like Mr. Trump start sounding eerily similar to some of the worst global offenders, it’s time for some serious soul searching,” she added.

By contrast, Fikes called Clinton a “trustworthy” politician who is “embraced by many Evangelical sister churches.”

The likely GOP presidential nominee attended a meeting Tuesday at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square with some of the most influential Christian conservative leaders in the nation.

Afterward, hundreds of social conservative activists from all parts of the country planned to quiz the candidate and explain their policy positions to him.

The event was planned to allow faith leaders to “better understand [Trump] as a person,” while helping Trump to “better appreciate” the views of Christian conservatives, according to an invitation sent out by My Faith Votes, a socially conservative group aligned with former GOP candidate Ben Carson, who is now advising Trump.

— Updated 3:58 p.m. 

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