Words redefined

Aug 28, 2017 by

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Judging from “Conservative Evangelicals Revel in ‘Unprecedented’ Access to President” (World & Faith, July 31), the definitions of “conservative” and “evangelicals” have changed. I thought conservatives did not approve of divorce and extramarital sex, which President Trump has admitted. But 81 percent of conservative evangelicals voted for him. I did not think they approved of lies. But it was proven before the election that Donald Trump was careless with the truth. There are other issues I disagree with, including publicly ridiculing people. Could someone define for me the meaning of “conservative evangelicals”? I thought it meant strict living according to Jesus’ teaching and following the Bible. Is it now “Christian nationalism”?

Carl L. Smeltzer
Harrisonburg, Va.

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