Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump seeks ways to reach out to conservative Christian voters. He has arranged a meeting with leaders of evangelical and conservative Christian associations.
This will be attended, among others, by the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Ronnie Floyd, reported the Baptist Information Service. Church President Floyd, who represents the largest Protestant church in the U.S., said evangelicals should not be on the sidelines of political discussion. One wants to speak humbly with Trump.
Trump has done well in primaries in the so-called Bible Belt in the southern U.S. But notable evangelicals have reservations about the entrepreneur who rarely attends church and wrote in one of his books that he was married to the "most beautiful women in the world" and had sex with "top women". Trump's lifestyle is at odds with the convictions of evangelical Christians, Baptist theologian Albert Mohler told radio station NPR.
Trump's meeting with church representatives is scheduled for 21. June take place. For the 10. June, Trump is expected in Washington at an event hosted by the right-wing Christian "Faith and Freedom" coalition. In U.S. presidential elections, 20 to 25 percent of voters are evangelicals. Most lean toward the Republicans. The next U.S. president will be elected on 8. November selected.