A Spiritually Harmful Election: Evangelical Authors Sound Off on Trump and Clinton

As Election Day looms, evangelical Christians are a voting bloc that pundits and pollsters continue to watch. Having consistently cast Republican ballots for years, white evangelicals are questioning the party's nominee, Donald Trump, in ways that may shakeup up the electoral college math. For authors—who write about the Christian community, or are a part of it—this election has produced much to ponder and, at times, despair.


Jim Wallis, author of America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America (Brazos, Jan.) and founding editor of Sojourners magazine, considers the presidential election a “moral test” for white evangelicals. “Racism goes against the very heart of the gospel,” he told PW. “And Donald Trump has very clearly and deliberately stoked and used racial bigotry for his own political advancement.”