Evangelicals: “Jerry Falwell Would Be Rolling Over in His Grave” Over Son’s Trump Endorsement

Donald Trump speaks in Reno, Nev. (photo credit: Darron Birgenheier via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)
Donald Trump speaks in Reno, Nev. (photo credit: Darron Birgenheier via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Major evangelical leaders have been quick to express dismay over Jerry Falwell Jr.’s green-lighting of Trump, none more so than John Stemberger, who helped lead the victory for Florida’s marriage amendment in 2008 (and is an occasional contributor to The Pulse):

‘The late Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr. would be rolling over in his grave if he knew the son who bore his name had endorsed the most immoral and ungodly man to ever run for President of the United States,’ Stemberger said in a statement provided to POLITICO. ‘It is one thing to allow the free exchange of ideas, even bad ideas, among college students on a Christian campus. It is quite another to give a glowing endorsement-like introduction calling Donald Trump … This in no way represents the legacy of Dr. Jerry Falwell, Sr.’

And he’s not the only one. Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council endorsed Ted Cruz. Peggy Nance of Concerned Women for America echoed Stemberger’s concerns. Marjorie Dannenfelser (another contributor to The Pulse) joined other pro-life women in urging pro-life voters to support anyone but Trump.

And Southern Baptist theologian Russell Moore tweeted:

Paul Dupont is the managing editor for ThePulse2016.com.