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President Donald Trump's most dedicated group of supporters are white Evangelical Christians. Exit polls indicated that 80% of Evangelicals voted for Trump in the 2016 election, despite his infamous comments encouraging violence and sexual assault.

But urging a foreign leader to announce a politically motivated investigation in exchange for congressionally approved military aid proved to be a step too far for the folks at Christianity Today, a popular Evangelical magazine.

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Republican representatives on Wednesday had the unenviable task of defending President Donald Trump's corrupt dealings with Ukraine as the House debated articles of impeachment against him.

As is often the case, Trump's allies in Congress showered Trump with hyperbolic praise against the Democrats they believe to be corrupt.

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After being implicated as one of the key players in President Donald Trump's corrupt dealings with Ukraine, Energy Secretary Rick Perry—who intends to leave his post at the end of the year—went on Fox and Friends to praise his boss.

Things got weird, however, when praise turned to worship.

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Hours after quoting praise that called him "the king of Israel" and likened him to the "second coming of God," President Donald Trump sanctified himself in front of reporters on the White House Lawn before departing to speak to AmVets National Convention attendees in Louisville, Kentucky.

Trump was discussing the deficit-swelling trade war he began with China, insisting that it should have been instigated by the three presidents before him. He then asserted that he was "the one to do it," before looking to the sky and saying

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Following similar efforts by Boston's Super Happy Fun America (SHFA), a group calling themselves the National Straight Pride Coalition (NSPC), headed by former Senate candidate Don Grundmann, applied for a "Straight Pride" rally permit in Modesto, California.

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Evangelical author Lance Wallnau described a $45 coin decorated with President Donald Trump's face as a "point of contact" with God. The coin was promoted on The Jim Bakker Show. It depicts Trump alongside King Cyrus, the founder of the first Persian empire.

“When I asked the Lord ‘Why the coin?’ he said, ‘Because when you take the coin, it’s a point of contact,'” Wallnau, who once compared Trump to King Cyrus, says in a viral clip of the promotion. “So your faith is being released with a million other believers to pray protection and peace and wisdom and counsel over the president of the United States and over his family."

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Former Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's fervent evangelical views got national attention when she launched her presidential campaign for the 2012 Republican nomination.

Her Christian counseling center offered gay conversion therapy, she fought for a constitutional ban on same sex marriage, and she often cites her faith as a touchstone informing her views.

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