A new group of never-Trumpers claiming to be Christians has formed a super PAC and is spending a lot of money to syphon the faith vote from President Trump, but one Southern Baptist pastor doesn't expect their efforts to affect the president's re-election.
The group, Not Our Faith, is launching a million-dollar ad campaign claiming President Trump is responsible for the violence in Democrat-run inner-cities, the bitter partisan divide in Washington, and the spiritual demise of the country.
"Ask yourself, is our culture healthier or more broken after the last four years," the ad poses. "Are we more unified or divided? And are we more or less of a Christian nation."
Presidential advisor Dr. Robert Jeffress, who serves as senior pastor at First Baptist-Dallas, points out that the ad fails to mention specific policy differences the group has with the president or with any of the accomplishments he has had in his first term.
"They can't criticize Donald Trump's policies, because they've been the most pro-Christian policies in the history of the presidency," Dr. Jeffress continues. "You look at his stand on the sanctity of life and what he's done for religious liberty. We've never seen anything like the presidency of Donald Trump."
Still, groups like Not Our Faith seem to be popping up lately– or at least the mainstream media is highlighting the ones they find. But the evangelical pastor asserts that Christian support for Donald Trump remains strong. In fact, more Catholics seem to be getting on board this time around.
"The pope is in an uproar and panicking because he's got priests all throughout America who are calling it a mortal sin to vote for Joe Biden," Dr. Jeffress notes.
In the end, he says, this election is going to look a lot like the one in 2016.
"There'll be about 17 to 20 percent of evangelicals that will choose to vote for Joe Biden or not vote at all, and it will be because [Trump] is not a saint," the advisor predicts.
But as he points out, President Trump has never claimed to be a saint.