Will ‘Horror-Clown’ Trump keep his promises to Christians?
‘Although many pro-life and pro-family advocates are breathing sighs of relief at having dodged a Clinton presidency, they now have the task of ensuring Trump keeps his pro-life promises – and appoints Supreme Court justices opposed not only to Roe v Wade but also to same-sex “marriage” and Obergefell v Hodges.’
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In an op-ed following the shocking news that that Trump is now to become America’s 45th President, wrote pointed out that:
Many polls indicate Trump won more evangelical voters than Romney, McCain, or George W Bush … He will be responsible for thousands of appointments and federal employees with the power to shape American culture and public policy for generations to come.
Trump’s candidacy has troubled many pro-life and pro-family advocates, and many refused to get behind his candidacy, but the majority came around to supporting him in order to prevent Clinton’s election.
Trump made a series of pro-life pledges that sharply contrasted Clinton’s support of abortion on demand: he promised to sign the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, defund Planned Parenthood, and appoint Supreme Court judges like the late Justice Antonin Scalia. He also said he would make the Hyde Amendment permanent law so that taxpayers would not be forced to fund abortions.
Trump also appointed many strong social conservatives to leadership roles in his campaign, such as Kellyanne Conway, a pro-life pollster who he appointed as his campaign manager. His Catholic Advisory Board was chaired by Joseph Cella, the founder of the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. Its members included leaders such as Senator Rick Santorum, Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, and C-FAM’s Austin Ruse.
As his general election campaign gathered steam, Trump became more vocal about his pro-life views and attacked Clinton for her abortion extremism.
During the final debate, Trump also weighed in on what his potential Supreme Court justice nominees would do.
“If we put another two or perhaps three justices on, that’s really what’s going to be – that will happen,” Trump said of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade.
That’ll happen automatically in my opinion because I’m putting pro-life justices on the court. I will say this, it will go back to the states, and the states will then make a determination.
With regard to gay rights,Trump became the first presidential candidate from either party in history to use the words “LGBTQ community” in his nomination acceptance speech.
Trump promised to advance equality for homosexuals but also said marriage should ultimately be a states’ rights issue.
He said it would be his “preference” that the Supreme Court justices he nominates overturn Obergefell v Hodges, the decision redefining marriage, but would not promise to ensure they would overturn it.
One of Trump’s main religious freedom issues during his campaign was repealing the Johnson Amendment, which threatens churches with the loss of their tax statuses if they endorse political candidates.
Who Trump appoints as Secretary of Health and Human Services, Attorney General, and Surgeon General will seriously affect religious freedom, the health services tax dollars fund or don’t fund, and American social policy.
Soon, it will become apparent if Trump will fulfill his promises to the social conservatives who helped elect him or if he will simply pay life and family issues lip service – at best.
Meanwhile, the Telegraph reported that “panicked” Americans are researching how to emigrate online after early election results pointed to a a victory for Donald Trump.
There was an explosion in search traffic on Google for terms such as “emigrate” and “how to emigrate to Canada” following the announcement of a series of victories in key swing states for the Republican nominee.
Huge numbers of Internet surfers worldwide also began googling the phrase “end of the world” when the news broke.
And in Canada, the government’s website crashed after it was inundated with visitors apparently researching how to become Canadian citizens.
Last word goes to retired Hawaiian carpenter Rudy Ganitano, pictured above with his wife Susan, who said:
Man is best and girl is weaker.
He insisted that, as a Christian, he would have voted for any man over Hillary Clinton.