Texas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress, a Fox News contributor, said on Sunday that Christian followers of President Donald Trump tend to have “deeper convictions” than other believers.
According to the Texas pastor, Trump has nothing to worry about because evangelicals show up in larger numbers at the ballot box than other religious groups.
“[I]n the poll we’re talking about today,” Jeffress said, “even though the evangelical number has dropped as a whole, the number of evangelicals turning out at the ballot box is greater than other groups, and it’s because evangelicals have deeper convictions. They believe in absolute moral and spiritual truth, and they tend to vote those convictions at the ballot box.”
Jeffress did not explain how or why he came to the conclusion that evangelicals were spiritually superior to other believers.
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"I think that's quite in line with what we anticipate," said Dr. Celine Gounder. "To put that in context, China has a population of more than four times that of the U.S., and their deaths from coronavirus to date are just over 3,000. We're almost at that number. So, we're looking at many even with only 100,000 deaths from coronavirus, and we're looking at many folds more than what the Chinese have been able to achieve. I don't see that as some great victory frankly."
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