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.
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.”