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Ralph Reed: Evangelicals have ‘moral obligation’ to support Trump

Faith and Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed will argue in his new book that evangelicals “have a moral obligation to enthusiastically back” President Trump, according to a report of the book’s description.

In the book, titled “For God and Country: The Christian case for Trump,” Reed will defend Trump against “the stridently anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, and pro-abortion agenda of the progressive left,” according to Politico.

{mosads}Evangelicals typically support leaders in elected positions, citing biblical backing. However, Trump has enjoyed strong evangelical support since before he attained the presidency.

Eighty-one percent of self-described white, born-again or evangelical Christians voted for Trump in 2016, according to Pew.

The book will also offer a defense for evangelicals from critics who argue that Christians compromise their values by supporting Trump, according to the report.

Reed’s organization is backing a voter mobilization effort “three times the level of what we did in 2016” supporting Trump in the upcoming election, he told The Washington Times.

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