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White House to Host Dinner 'Celebrating Evangelical Leadership'

This morning, CBN's David Brody announced via Twitter that the White House would be hosting a dinner with members of President Donald Trump's faith advisory group, "celebrating evangelical leadership." According to Johnnie Moore, a Southern Baptist minister who sits on the advisory group, about 100 leaders were sent invitations more than six weeks ago.

By way of explanation, Robert Jefress, another member of the advisory group, told CBN the president is "genuinely appreciative" of the steady approval rating he holds with evangelicals. White evangelicals voted for Trump in the 2016 election by about 80 percent.

"President Trump is the most pro-life, pro-religious liberty, and pro-conservative judiciary president in history which is why evangelicals continue to support him enthusiastically," Jeffress said.

Jeffress is the pastor of 13,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas. Dallas is also the site of the upcoming Red Letter Revival, a November event hosted by progressive evangelical group Red Letter Christians The goal? Promoting "a Christianity that looks like Jesus again." RLC hosted its first Red Letter Revival April in Lynchburg, Va., near Liberty University — the school led by Jerry Falwell Jr., another member of Trump's evangelical advisory group.

The White House dinner Monday evening is closed to press. 

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