Christian Evangelicals Come Out In Support Of Kushner


Ten evangelical leaders issued statements of support for President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, many of them lauding his character and dismissing stories of his alleged ties to Russia on the eve of his closed-door testimony Monday before Senate investigators about his contacts with Russian officials.

Evangelical leaders often issue statements about policy issues such as abortion, same-sex marriage and religious freedom, but they don’t often comment on specific administration officials. The leaders who sent statements come mostly from those who were on Trump’s evangelical advisory council, which operated during the campaign and is no longer official but whose members still stay in touch.

“I deplore that politics in this country has descended into blood-sport wherein good people like the Kushners, in order to serve the country they love, must endure unfounded attacks on their character, honesty, and trustworthiness,” wrote one Christian leader.

Many white evangelicals have warm attitudes toward Jews because they believe God has set them apart as chosen. White evangelicals rate Jews more positively than any other non-Christian religious group.

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  1. Evangelicals, for whatever reason, tend to be pro-Israel. They recognize that the attacks by the “deep state” against Kushner are driven to a large extent by the fact that Kushner is an extremely powerful pro-Israel voice in the White House.

    In the same vein, the State Department has been ignoring the President’s pro-Israel directives and approach to the Middle East, to the extent that the President has bypassed the State Department and created his own group to evaluate Iran’s compliance with the nuclear agreements. And, not coincidentally, SecState Tillerson is now taking a “vacation”.


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