Land: Trump tossing lifeline into PC swamp

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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Donald Trump, president-electA tide of progressivism that is swamping everyone from bakers and florists to Johns Hopkins researchers and Christian colleges is about to be stopped, says a longtime political activist.

Help is on the way thanks to President-elect Donald Trump and his incoming administration, says Dr. Richard Land, currently the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary.

Land formerly led the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, a public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, that allowed him to witness a battle over politics, culture, and religious freedom.

Land, Dr. Richard (SBC, ERLC)Last June, he joined an evangelical advisory board that advised then-candidate Trump.

Citing contacts with Trump's transition team, Land tells OneNewsNow the incoming administration will push back against the ongoing assault on people of faith.

"And of course, the most permanent way to do that," says Land, "is to fulfill (Trump's) promise to put strict constructionist, original intent judges on the Supreme Court and on the federal courts."

The high court has one vacancy after the February death of conservative justice Antonin Scalia, and the incoming president has said he will nominate a replacement who will please conservatives.

"I've heard from the transition team," says Land, "that they want to do a replacement for Scalia pretty quickly, and they're working on it, and that conservatives will be pleased."

The coming appointment of Scalia's replacement - and likely other appointments, too – stood out as a major issue in the presidential election.

Stand Up for Religious FreedomThe power of the high court was also cited by evangelical voters as a reason to support Trump despite his abrasive behavior and history as a billionaire playboy.

One recent ruling from the high court is the landmark Obergefell decision last year, which struck down state marriage laws by discovering the right of same-sex marriage in the U.S. Constitution.

Homosexual activists predictably declared last year that "anti-gay Christians" deserved to be "ostracized" after the court decision.

SUPCO gay marriage 620x300After fining bakers, suing florists, and threatening to burn down pizza joints, those same homosexual activists have targeted public school locker rooms, churches, and a research university, among other targets.

According to Land, however, that ever-growing list of victims will have an ally in the White House.


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