Surprise Republican front-runner (leading with 24% of GOP voters, with Scott Walker second at 13%) Donald Trump said that he is a Christian. Except for the forgiveness of sins part.
Donald Trump talked about his Christian faith Saturday, but said he’s never sought forgiveness for his sins.
Trump made headlines Saturday for questioning Arizona Sen. John McCain’s heroism during a Q&A at the Family Leadership Summit.
The Iowa event is a gathering sponsored by several socially-conservative Christian organizations, including the Family Research Council, a socially conservative lobbying organization; Liberty University, the world’s largest evangelical university; and the National Organization for Marriage, a group established to prevent the legalization of same-sex marriage.Trump, who told CNN earlier that he is both anti-abortion and anti same-sex marriage, said people are surprised to learn about his Christian faith.
“People are so shocked when they find … out I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to church and I love God and I love my church. ”
Moderator Frank Luntz asked Trump whether he has ever asked God for forgiveness for his actions.
“I am not sure I have. I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don’t think so,” he said. “I think if I do something wrong I think I just try and make it right. I don’t bring God into that picture. I don’t.”
Trump said that while he hasn’t asked God for forgiveness, he does participate in Holy Communion.
“When I drink my little wine which is about the only wine I drink and have my little cracker I guess that is a form of asking for forgiveness and I do that as often as possible because I feel cleansed,” he said. “I think in terms of let’s go on and let’s make it right.”