And it's not to save souls.
Donald Trump has attacked everything the Christian Right wants to be destroyed and they see him as the snake oil salesman of their dreams: with a cult-like following of proud "deplorables" he can manipulate, they can transform his "movement" into a model of David Barton's Seven Mountains theology.
They look back upon his campaign as a necessary inconvenience, with promises like "I will protect gays" as hopefully disingenuous as his promise to be "presidential" when the time comes.
Tony Perkins(Family Research Council)
"We don't share the same type of values. We don't see the
world the same way, although we do have some shared concerns," Perkins
He explained that Hillary Clinton has made it clear she would appoint liberal, pro-choice Supreme Court justices if she's elected president.
Perkins said that Trump, although he has his share of issues, will be a better president for people who are concerned about religious liberty.
In an email to the Washington
Post, Reed"--"head of Trump's advisory board and the Faith and Freedom
Coalition"--"the comments were "inappropriate," but pivoted to attacking
Bachmann dismissed Trump's comments as "bad boy talk." She has not rescinded her support.
While the comments are lewd, offensive, and indefensible " they are not enough to make me vote for Hillary Clinton," he said, adding he would "not necessarily choose Donald Trump to be a Sunday School teacher" but he still supports him.
The list goes on: James Dobson, Jerry Falwell,
Jr., "Bishop" Harry Jackson, Pastor Mark Burns - plus a plethora of
known Christian Right leaders, whose silence on the matter is deafening. Even
Trump's own spiritual advisor, prosperity gospel preacher Paula White is mum.
Since Trump's initial comments, he has rededicated his life to Christ. Prominent Christians like James Dobson and Jentezen Franklin stand behind the candidate, as do dozens more as part of his Faith Advisory Board.