Evangelical leader Ralph Reed says Christians MUST back the president as he writes election-year hero worship book originally titled ‘Render to God and Trump’
- Evangelical leader Ralph Reed insists Christians have a ‘moral obligation’ to support Donald Trump in 2020
- In a book set for release before the general election, Reed makes the case for Trump’s reelection
- Book was originally titled ‘Render to God and Trump’
- Referenced a bible verse that says ‘Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s,’ in calling for obedience toward government
- Now it’s called, ‘For God and Country: The Christian case for Trump’
- Reed served on Trump’s religious advisory board during his 2016 campaign
A prominent evangelical leader and Trump-ally is arguing that Christians have a ‘moral obligation’ to support the president in 2020.
Ralph Reed, founder of Faith and Freedom Coalition, is coming out with a book before the 2020 general elections, where he will argue that evangelicals need to defend Trump against ‘the stridently anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, and pro-abortion agenda of the progressive left,’ according to a description of the book obtained by Politico.
Regnery Publishing confirmed the book, claiming the title is, ‘For God and Country: The Christian case for Trump,’ but in the description the original title for the book was listed as ‘Render to God and Trump.’
The initial title references a bible verse in the book of Matthew that states, ‘Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s,’ which was a message from Jesus arguably ordering obedience to government.
The publishing house did not comment on any reason for the title change.
Ralph Reed, founder of Faith and Freedom Coalition, is writing a book set for release ahead of the 2020 elections insisting that evangelicals have a ‘moral obligation’ to support Donald Trump
The book is expected to be released in April 2020, which is seven months before the 2020 general elections where Trump will either be reelected or get pushed out by one of 20 Democrats currently running in the party’s primary race.
Reed served on Trump’s religious advisory board during his 2016 campaign and helped bring in troves of evangelical leaders, promising that if the candidate were to become president he would defend religious freedoms and help get rid of federal protection for abortions.
His book will also attempt to push back on claims from critics that insists Christians are hypocrites for voting in 2016 for Trump, who is on his third marriage and is an admitted cheater.
‘Critics charge that evangelical Trump supporters … have so thoroughly compromised their witness that they are now disqualified from speaking out on moral issues in the future,’ the book’s description reads.
Previously, Reed dismissed Trump’s crude comments about women revealed when the infamous ‘Access Hollywood’ tape was leaked shortly after Trump clenched the party’s nomination.
Reed (left) served on then-candidate Trump’s religious advisory board during his 2016 campaign and has been a loyalist since Trump earned the Republican nomination last time around
Reed, 58, said the remarks – including claiming he could get away with grabbing women by their genitals – were low on his ‘hierarchy of concerns.’
Trump also has the loyal support of fellow well-known evangelical leaders Franklin Graham, Jerry Falwell Jr., Robert Jeffress and Paula White.
The president has also appeared at several conferences and events hosted by conservative Christian groups in a continued effort to energize his evangelical base – a key demographic that helped solidified his victory in 2016.
One of those events was the ‘Road to Majority,’ hosted by Reed’s organization each summer.
‘Part of the reason why many religious leaders support Trump is because he is great on life, religious freedom, judges, Israel, taxes, conscience protections, fetal issue and also because Hillary Clinton and his would-be opponents next year are so awful on all of the above,’ a senior administration official said.
The Faith and Freedom Coalition is not just a Trump-loyalist. They are also interested in keeping Republicans in office in the legislative branch. Reed’s group invested $18 million in get-out-and-vote efforts during the 2018 midterm cycle.
Reed has already written seven books, including three political novels.