They praised God.
And they praised President Donald Trump.
More than 500 evangelical Christians crowded into Solid Rock megachurch in suburban Clermont County just outside of Cincinnati Friday. They were there to see Trump’s individual minister, Paula White.
Trump sent out White to the area as part of a national series of rallies, “Evangelicals for Trump,” to coast up his support amongst the Christian neighborhood.
His campaign is banking on their assistance to keep him in the White Home.
White, a televangelist and pastor of a Florida megachurch, has been called the “Trump Whisperer.” She gathered debate in January when video surfaced of her online commanding “all satanic pregnancies to miscarry right now.” She later said it was a metaphor and taken out of context.
She didn’t reference satanic pregnancies on Friday as she attended to an passionate crowd.
The crowd saw Trump as sent by God.
“We put God right at the center of the White Home,” White informed the cheering crowd towards the end of her fiery 50- minute sermon.
It was the third stop on the “Evangelicals for Trump” tour that kicked off in Florida at the start of January.
White knocked the media, Democrats, socialists and other groups the evangelical crowd sees as versus them.
At the start of the rally, Solid Rock Church Pastor Lawrence Bishop II prayed press reporters would provide favorable coverage of the occasion. If they didn’t, he jokingly called for a moderate pester on them.
“Lord, give them pimples or bed bugs or something,” he stated.
Bishop also defended the church versus critics who say churches shouldn’t be political.
“When pastors wear’t speak up is how we end up with males in the ladies’s restroom,” he said.
Much of White’s speech focused on portraying Trump as a God-fearing male. She’s understood Trump since 2002.
“When you cut him, he’s going to bleed God, household, patriotism,” White stated. “He’s constantly been called the blue-collared billionaire, the one who battles for the underdog.”
A decade ago, when Trump first considered a run for president, he called White to Trump Tower, she told the crowd. She said they hoped for 6 hours.
“He wasn’t there the entire time, however I would say a majority of the time,” White said.
It appears Trump’s appeal with the evangelical Christian market hasn’t waned.
In 2016, about 81 percent of citizens who identified as white, evangelical Christian supported Trump, according to Bench Research exit ballot. In December 2019, 8 in 10 of that group approved of Trump’s job performance, a survey from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Research study revealed.
Many of the evangelical Christians in the crowd on Friday said they wear’t like Trump’s name-calling on Twitter. They put on’t approve of Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, paying pornography star Rainy Daniels $130,000 to stay peaceful stay quiet about a sexual liaison she claimed she had with Trump a years earlier.
But they still stand by Trump.
“We know he’s not a best guy,” stated Sam Rodriguez, 60, of Union. “No male is perfect, however compared to what’s out there, I’d rather have him than any person else.”
Why? The top concern for many in the audience, consisting of Rodriguez, was abortion. Trump’s anti-abortion and the Democratic prospects are not.
For some, the Second Amendment and gun ownership was a secret problem.
For many others, Trump’s assistance of Israel and acknowledging Jerusalem as the capital rather of Tel Aviv.
“In the Bible it states those who bless Israel shall be blessed,” stated LaJuana Henderson, 64, of Dayton. She traveled over an hour with her friend Charlotte McGuire to hear White and program their assistance for Trump.
“God uses imperfect people,” said Charlotte McGuire, of Dayton. She didn’t want to provide her age but stated she’s over 60. “We needed someone that has a mafia mentality … We needed someone to shake up DC. Who cares how he talks. He’s getting the job done.”
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