At the National Prayer Breakfast, here’s what evangelicals want next from Trump

Source: The Washington Post

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Ask an evangelical why he voted for President Trump and chances are high he will say it was because of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court, after all, was responsible for issuing cases such as Roe v. Wade on abortion and Obergefell v. Hodges upholding gay marriage.

imrsOn Tuesday, many of those evangelicals who want a justice who they see as likely to help overturn Roe got their wish when Trump nominated Colorado federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, an appointment seen as a huge win for social conservatives.

If Gorsuch is confirmed, though, what will evangelicals expect next from the president?

On Thursday, Trump is expected to address the National Prayer Breakfast, a tradition for presidents since President Dwight Eisenhower and an interreligious event that especially attracts evangelicals across the country. Trump could use the event to reiterate some of the campaign promises he made to evangelicals, including his promise to defund Planned Parenthood and help end the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits churches from endorsing or opposing political candidates.

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