Evangelical Christians Helped Elect Donald Trump But Their Time As A Major Political Force Is Coming To An End
Republicans relied on evangelicals for decades. But a political reckoning is afoot. Meet the ‘exvangelicals’: Alex Camire left the church a few months before his pastor announced from the pulpit that the election of Donald Trump was “a miracle of the Lord.” The 29-year-old Connecticut social worker had been raised in the evangelical tradition; his parents were married in it. But Camire’s faith had started to fail a decade earlier when his church deemed his mother’s alcoholism—and his parents’ subsequent divorce—a sin.