“A lot of things have happened, and a lot of things have happened with respect to faith and religion and they’re not good things,” he said.
Trump made his comments on a phone call with faith leaders during which he continued to discuss irregularities in the 2020 election, according to a clip published online.
“Everyone on this call made a critical contribution to our movement over the past five years,” Trump said. “And we’ve had tremendous success, and then we had a horrendous result to an election that was won. We won that election, and now numbers are coming out that are shocking to people and it’s a shame.”
Before the call, the faith group cofounded by Jenny Korn and Amanda Robbins Vargo, who worked at the Office of Public Liaison in the Trump White House, sent an email to faith groups accusing the Biden administration of pursuing an “anti-faith agenda” the “Jewish Daily Forward” reported.
“We accomplished so much together at the White House during the Trump administration,” the email read. “We are seeing all our hard work being unraveled by the new administration and their anti-faith agenda. We will protect our religious freedoms here and abroad in order to worship and live according to our faith.”
The Biden administration has initiated controversial, and what many say illegal, policies. One of those includes forcing private Christian K-12 and colleges to place biological men, who identify as female, in women’s restrooms and female dorm housing. That case is being fought by College of the Ozarks in Missouri.
The new advisory board is expected to organize regular conference calls and events with prominent leaders in the coming months.
White previously led the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The new National Faith Advisory Board would include 70 executives. White also highlighted the “unprecedented victories, influence and access” to faith groups that resulted from Trump’s faith advisory board during his term.
Trump said “a lot of things have happened with respect to faith and religion, and they’re not good things.” He continued, “One of my greatest honors was fighting for religious liberty and for defending the Judeo-Christian values and principles of our nation’s founding.”
He listed various Trump administration accomplishments popular with conservative Christians, such as designating Jerusalem the capital of Israel, founding a new White House faith office, declaring churches “essential” during the coronavirus pandemic and appointing conservative judges to the federal bench and the Supreme Court.
Trump added that fighting for religious liberty was one of his greatest honors.
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice