(RNS) Donald Trump is moving quickly to rally the evangelical base of the Republican Party as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee pivots toward a general election contest where the conservative Christian vote will be crucial to his chances for winning the White House...
Trump will speak to the “Road to Majority” in June, a conference in D.C. sponsored by the Faith & Freedom Coalition — run by the former head of the Christian Coalition, Ralph Reed — and Concerned Women for America, a stalwart organization of the religious right.
The event is billed as “the premier event for people of faith and conservative activists” and it will feature a host of big name evangelical leaders and politicians.
“This will be an opportunity for Trump to try and convince skeptical evangelicals to get on board the, ‘Trump Train.’ He still has work to do despite a good showing with evangelicals during the primaries,” Brody wrote.
On Friday, Time magazine also broke the news that Trump is planning a closed-door meeting in New York in the coming weeks with some 400 social conservatives in an effort to gain or solidify their support.
“We are looking for a way forward,” Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, told Time’s Elizabeth Dias. “The main thing here is this is to have a conversation.”
The rest at Religion News Service