Falwell, Ralph Reed, support Trump despite remarks

Ralph Reed, Chairman, Faith & Freedom Coalition, speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington, Saturday, June 21, 2014.   (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
Ralph Reed, Chairman, Faith & Freedom Coalition, speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) – Evangelical leaders Ralph Reed and Jerry Falwell Jr. are continuing to support Donald Trump despite the Republican presidential nominee’s vulgar comments about women.

Reed, who chairs the Faith & Freedom Coalition, joined the president of Liberty University at the Christian school’s student convocation today.

Both refused to defend Trump’s remarks captured on a 2005 video, but said his positions on crucial issues like abortion and Supreme Court nominees still make him preferable to Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Jerry Falwell, Jr., President of Liberty University speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Jerry Falwell, Jr., President of Liberty University speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Reed said, “I want a campaign that focuses on the future of America, not the past of either candidate.”

Falwell said, “We’re never going to have a perfect candidate until Jesus Christ reigns forever on the throne.”

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