Christian conservatives are thrilled that President Trump just became the first sitting president to address the Values Voter Summit. This is an event sponsored by the Family Research Council, an organization known for its pro-family and pro-Christian views.
The Values Voter Summit started in 2006 as a gathering of men and women who desire to preserve the bedrock values of traditional marriage, religious freedom, life, and a government that remains restrained by the natural law.
It was reported earlier today that President Trump spoke about the freedom of speech that belongs not only to secular media pundits but also to religious leaders. Christians, the president implied, should have the freedom to make public religious arguments about matters of politics, and should not be forced by the culture or by law to relegate their faith to a mere private hobby.
“We will not allow government workers to censor sermons or target our pastors, our ministers, our rabbis,” he said.
President Trump expressed his view that faith and prayer are critical features of his administration.
"We will defend our faith and protect our traditions," he said.
But not everybody is thrilled about Trump's speech. In fact, secular liberals are in a frenzy.
You can watch the full speech here.
An article published this morning by the Huffington Post, for instance, claims that President Trump is the "first sitting president to address" an event sponsored by "a group known for its anti-LGBTQ views." They then proceed in what might best be called a rant, providing a long list of everything President Trump has done in office that they don't find sufficiently politically correct. Nowhere in the article is there a fair description of what the organization is, and nowhere is there even a brief outline of what President Trump discussed in the speech.
The website Right Wing Watch, in another liberal article on the subject, expressed that the summit reveals the anti-gay, anti-choice, anti-Muslim, anti-freedom values celebrated by many Christian conservatives. They are also repulsed by President Trump's nomination of the highly qualified Neil Gorsuch, as well as his attacks on Planned Parenthood.
The mainstream media is also attacking Trump's character in the aftermath of the speech. Paul Begala, for instance, was featured on CNN ridiculing the notion that Trump is a pious individual, claiming that his desire to repeal Obamacare is evidence of his sinister nature.
He continued, mocking President Trump: “He is such a godly man. He embodies Christian values of faith and hope and charity and prudence and compassion, all of the things Christians believe in. Donald Trump is just the exemplar of that. But he’s going to screw them on health care.”
Recently, President Trump rolled back an Obamacare rule that required employers to provide birth control coverage as part of their health insurance packages. Trump scraped the plan and replaced it with a new rule that would exempt employers whose religious or moral beliefs conflicted with providing contraceptive coverage.
Go to our recent article on President Trump's speech to learn more.