Leader of Southern Baptists slams Trump-loving Christians for twisted priorities
Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore/Screenshot

The president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has criticized Evangelicals for having their priorities out of whack and putting politics over their religion.

Russell Moore blasted the religious right for getting involved in Trumpian politics, according to Christianity Today.

"So often in 2018 America, evangelicalism is associated more with Iowa caucuses than the good news of Jesus Christ," he said. "God does not need the evangelical movement; the evangelical movement desperately needs God."

Moore has been attacked by the Trump-wing of his denomination, who had put pressure to have him removed because he would not unconditionally support Trump. Conservative churches had threatened to withhold funds from the church because of his comments.

He has also been targeted by Trump himself.