Donald Trump Visits Liberty University to Win Over Evangelicals, Then Bungles Bible Verse

You know, if you want to win the support of evangelicals in an election, you should at least try to speak their language.

In his speech at Liberty University this morning, Donald Trump misquoted a Bible verse. Not the words in them, just the way he presented it:

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Muslim Group Blocks Bill Banning Child Marriages in Pakistan for Being “Anti-Islamic,” “Blasphemous”

President Obama said a few months ago, “If I presented a cure for cancer, getting legislation passed to move that forward would be a nail-biter.” He’s unfortunately right. Political pressure can derail even the most obvious of bills.

That example is hypothetical, but a real example just happened in Pakistan, where a bill to ban child marriages has been blocked by Muslim extremists.

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Liberty University, Whose Founder Once Denounced Martin Luther King, Will Host Donald Trump Today

Today, on Martin Luther King Day, Donald Trump will speak at Liberty University as a way to get closer with the Republican Party’s evangelical base. The date isn’t a coincidence, either, as the school’s President Jerry Falwell, Jr. said to a reporter, “We chose that day so that Mr. Trump would have the opportunity to recognize and honor Dr. King on MLK day.”

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So there’s no better time to remind everyone that the school’s founder Jerry Falwell, Sr. was hardly a champion of civil rights, including the causes for which King fought. Stephen Prothero, professor of religion at Boston University, explains:

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President Obama to YouTuber: I Educate Myself in a Manner “Consistent with the Scientific Method”

President Obama was interviewed by a few popular YouTubers the other day, and most of the media attention has been focused on his answers to a couple of obviously pressing questions.

Kendrick Lamar or Drake? (Kendrick, of course.)

If a dog wore pants, how would he wear them? (Like this.)

But lost in that shuffle was a genuinely interesting comment Obama made, in response to a question by Destin Sandlin, about how he informs himself and makes judgments when he’s not an expert in a particular area.

Asking God for divine guidance didn’t enter into his response, but science sure as hell did (18:55 mark):

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Republican Mike Huckabee Lashes Out Against Woman Who Asks Him About Josh Duggar

How do you infuriate Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee without mentioning anyone in the Democratic Party?

Simple: Ask him why he defended the Duggar family after it was revealed that Josh Duggar had molested several of his younger sisters and his parents had covered it all up.

At the time, Huckabee called Josh Duggar’s actions “inexcusable” yet defended his parents’ decision to hide the information from public view — mostly because they, like him, are Christians. It was the sort of compassion he would never, ever offer if we were talking about a gay person doing anything even remotely close to what Josh Duggar did.

At a rally in Iowa this week, a citizen asked Huckabee about his dubious ethics in that situation, telling him, “It hurts my feelings that somebody like you [is] running for the American public.”

Huckabee responded by kicking the woman out of the rally. American Bridge 21st Century, a liberal super PAC, got it all on video:

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