Trump promises to protect Christians at Liberty commencement speech

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  • Edmunds Tucker St George, UT
    Oct. 17, 2017 11:41 a.m.

    Don't forget - From the Deseret News -
    At inauguration, Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang.
    Jan 19, 2017 ... Trump then will deliver his inaugural address.

  • bass679 Novi, MI
    May 16, 2017 1:43 p.m.

    In what way is Mr Trump a man of his word? He constantly contradicts himself and the excuse when he doesn't follow through is, "well you didn't think he was serious did you?"

    If that's your idea of an honest man... I just don't know what to say. And no, I'm not a liberal or a democrat. I'm a card carrying republican and a conservative. Unfortunately I still think that the "Party of Values" should have to live up to those values which doesn't seem to be the thinking of the Republican Party anymore.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    May 16, 2017 11:41 a.m.

    Trump is a man of his word -- Christians have their biggest supporter in the White House in the past 50 years with Trump. Evangelicals voted for Trump in 2016 and I suspect there will be even more in 2020 now that the Johnson amendment is gone and Christians can preach pro-Trump, anti-liberal in their churches now. The man has appointed THE most conservative supreme court justice in a long time and that bodes well for Christians. Expect more conservative justices going forward. Interesting Trump follows THE most anti-Christian president in my life time in Mr. Obama.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 16, 2017 11:18 a.m.

    Per the United States Constitution,

    Didn't the POTUS swear and oath to promise to protect ALL religion - and not just "Christians?

  • bass679 Novi, MI
    May 16, 2017 9:50 a.m.

    Given that most of the denominations attending Liberty University don't think Mormon's are Christians it really don't give me any warm and/or fuzzy feelings. We need to protect all religions, not just the ones we like. Otherwise how are we any different than the oppressive regimes in the middle east?

  • EscherEnigma Ridgecrest, CA
    May 16, 2017 8:51 a.m.

    @Edmunds Tucker
    Those hotels also don't stock the Ramayana in hotel rooms. Is that an attack on Hinduism?

    If it's not an attack on Hinduism to not provide religious literature, why is it an attack on Christianity to not provide religious literature?

    Hint: "because they used to" is not a good answer.

  • pragmatistferlife salt lake city, utah
    May 16, 2017 7:55 a.m.

    Vanceone.."Which means they don't want to protect Christians, do they? "

    Basically you're right. We don't want to protect "Christians". We want to protect all Americans civil rights, and that includes those delineated in the Constitution and those protected by law.

    Pointing out Christian abuse of lawful civil rights is not mocking, it's standing up for American values.

    Simply because Christians had a unique place in early American history doesn't in any way give them special treatment when it comes to the law. So again it is correct that the left does not want to single out Christians for special protection.

  • Edmunds Tucker St George, UT
    May 16, 2017 3:24 a.m.

    The Navy has removed Bibles from its Lodging and Inns, around the world, as of 2015.
    OPNAVINST 1730.1E
    SECNAVINST 1730.7D
    SECNAVINST 5351.1
    SECNAVINST 4001.23
    OPNAVINST 4001.1F
    23 October 2015
    Gary W. Clore, Capt. CNC, USN CNIC Force Chaplain
    [Religious materials will be in kiosks, not in the drawers in bedrooms in lodging, or inns.]
    The Army and Air Force have adopted similar positions, to wit, remove all Bibles from their hotels.

  • Tumbleweed Centerville, UT
    May 16, 2017 1:01 a.m.

    Thanks President Trump. He's doing a great job despite all of the fake media hits by the lying leftist media.

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    May 15, 2017 5:15 p.m.

    Do Christians need protection? I am fairly sure that christianity dominates this country.

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    May 15, 2017 4:32 p.m.

    Seeing as Trump lies constantly, I would take no solace in his statement. By now he has forgotten what he said.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    May 15, 2017 3:50 p.m.

    As the article points out the crowd of 'values' voters strongly supports trump, and they know who trump is and what trump has done.
    So, when they get uppity about those values, I just keep in mind they don't believe them, either.

  • Vanceone Provo, UT
    May 15, 2017 3:48 p.m.

    So here's the thing: I fully expect lots of people, primarily progressives/leftists/ so called "open minded Mormons" etc to bash Trump for this.

    Which means they don't want to protect Christians, do they? They sure do like to target them, though.

    Because the left will hammer Trump and vow to harass and mock Christians and not protect them, their crusade to get Mormon (who are Christian, after all) votes is inevitably doomed.