Evangelical leaders say Trump's Stormy affair is OK Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council said, "We kind of gave him an, 'All right, you get a mulligan. You get a do-over here.'" Robert Jeffress, pastor of the powerful First Baptist Church in Dallas, assured Fox News that "Evangelicals know they are not compromising their beliefs in order to support this great president." Franklin Graham affirmed that "while he is not President Perfect," Trump does have "a concern for Christian values." Jerry Falwell Jr. said, "We all need Christ's forgiveness, and that's why evangelicals are so quick to forgive Donald Trump when he asked for forgiveness for things that happened 10, 15 years ago." ------------------------------ 80% of evangelical supported Roy Moore. Falwell said Trump comments about Nazi's at Charlottesville were "bold and truthful". When Trump referred to Haiti and Africa as sh!tholes, Jeffress said Trump was on target in his sentiment. But not all evangelicas are so understanding. There is an exodus of African Americans leaving white evangelical churches. Why Are People of Color Leaving White Evangelical Churches? And some other evangelicals have a completely different take. This from evangelical Michael Gerson: Michael Gerson of The Atlantic, an evangelical conservative, believes the term 'evangelical' has been defiled, and that party identity has obliterated moral conviction. "This is not mere gullibility; it is utter corruption," he wrote. "Blinded by political tribalism and hatred for their political opponents, these leaders can't see how they are undermining the causes to which they once dedicated their lives." --------------------- Is Trump bringing great damage to the evangelical movement?