Ralph Reed, Jerry Falwell unshaken by Donald Trump video

Ralph Reed at Liberty University in Virginia.

Ralph Reed at Liberty University in Virginia.

The Republican sorting over Donald Trump’s billionaire-gone-wild video has begun. From the Washington Post:

House Speaker Paul Ryan will not campaign with or defend Donald Trump through the November election, according to a knowledgeable source who participated in a phone call with House GOP lawmakers on Monday morning.

But a few miles down the road, at Liberty University in Virginia, Ralph Reed and Jerry Falwell Jr. – where Falwell is president –declared themselves unshaken by the latest Trump scandal.

Opposition to abortion, the make-up of the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Iran nuclear deal are the paramount issues that require him to support Trump, said Reed, who was the main speaker at the university’s convocation:

“Those 11-year-old comments were offensive and inappropriate. And as the fathers of two daughters, including one who is with me today….I did not appreciate them. And I’m glad that Donald Trump apologized for them….”

Reed spent more time explaining his opposition to Hillary Clinton, citing the former secretary of state’s decision to set up a private email server:

“I also believe in the biblical principle that someone who is faithful in small things will be faithful in larger things. And if someone is unfaithful in a small thing, they will also be unfaithful in a larger task.

“I believe that if someone violates the public trust as a member of the Cabinet in a subordinate position, there is no reason to believe that they’ll be more faithful in the execution  of the larger or the solemn or the higher duties of the presidency.”

In a Q&A session with Reed afterwards, Falwell said:

“Five years from now, when we’re sitting here and we see the Constitution being ripped apart by justices, nobody’s going to remember what horrible things Donald Trump said over a decade ago. We’re never going to have a perfect candidate until Jesus Christ reigns forever on the throne.”

Falwell asked Reed for his assessment of last night’s presidential debate. Said Reed:

“I thought it was the biggest night of Donald Trump’s career, political or otherwise. He had a pretty rough weekend. I did not defend those remarks. I’m glad to know that he didn’t….

“With so many critical issues on the line…I think he won the debate. I think he apologized, he said he was embarrassed by those remarks, and then he moved on, and then he talked about the issues.

“And I for one, think it’s about time that we elevated the tone and tenor of this election…..”

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Ron Hunt
Ron Hunt

No one cares what Ralph Reed thinks. Go back into the shadows.Where you belong He's as phony as Trump without the millions.( not billions, Trump isn't a billionaire, of course, he lies and says he is.) Ralph Reed has NOT been relevant to normal thinking people for a long long time.He is just a shill for whatever he thinks will promote himself...like Trump.

Fernande M Rivers
Fernande M Rivers

Thank you...We have to forgive Trump because he IS an American and HE wants to help Americans Not a Globalist who wants to sell Americans to the Global Wolves...

Virginia Hodges
Virginia Hodges

They have no Christian values stop following them they are leading you to hell

Sandra Schwarz Aiken
Sandra Schwarz Aiken

According to the Secret Service, when Bill was POTUS Hillary had a very nasty mouth. Has she suddenly become a saint since becoming a candidate?

Linda Mize
Linda Mize

Vote blue...They call themselves christians...So blind women have rights just like men...

Howard Smith
Howard Smith

Reed is nothing more than an expedient politician that just happens to use religion for gain. Falwell is a false prophet that has made his fortune by preying on "true believers"....easy peasy..

Clara Madison
Clara Madison

Because They Have Always Molested Their Own Children .

Marilyn Carruthers
Marilyn Carruthers

People writing negative things against Christians should watch them self! Touch not without anointed one.....\U0001f607\U0001f64f\U0001f3fb

Daniel Eason
Daniel Eason

Evangelism isn't part of the story. It's just two frauds supporting another fraud.

Joe Fincher
Joe Fincher

Some? I've yet to hear of any that withdrawn their support.

Joe Fincher
Joe Fincher

Last I checked Glenn Beck was a loon. Not an evangelical leader. But thanks for clearing this up for. I hate he's losing the vote of all "two" of those , in the words of the author of this tripe, "evangelical leaders". Of course I've never heard of either of them but obviously like good little media puppets never let a chance go by to bash Trump.

Henry Krinkle
Henry Krinkle

Trump is a Sodomite. Religion is Satanic. Vote for Stein.

Rhonda Tarber Hardy
Rhonda Tarber Hardy

Trump is Satan everything he blames Hillary for he is 10 times worst look\U0001f440!!!!!

Tracy Bumgarner
Tracy Bumgarner

Trump is the follower of Satan and you want to choose him? Ha ha, another one to use on SNL.

Doug Rogers
Doug Rogers

Conservative Christian hypocrite. They need to read thier history book (Bible)

Patricia Baker Charles
Patricia Baker Charles

These two men have been involved in numerous s scandals over the year, they are no one to base judgement on. Of course they believe in Trump!!

Matthew Cooley
Matthew Cooley

Spiritually blind as bats. They need to pray more about this election, because lol they seem to be helping the devil rather than voting against him.

Wilma Jones
Wilma Jones

Are Christians FORGETTING the reason they came to America FREEDOM OF RELIGION. If they want to keep that Freedom we have to keep the Supreme Court Conservative. If Hillary gets in that Freedom and many others are in jeopardy. The next month and the next years are not going to be pretty. It will be a long hard fight back fom the Obama regime. IF we can get Trump in the WH. So stand up for your religious Freedom and let's get rid of Hillary GIRD YOUR LOINS and march on the walls of Jericho

Phil Woodhall
Phil Woodhall

Long-term slimeballs unable to identify virtue, let alone practice it.

Will Sasser
Will Sasser

Why don't you go after Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson Dems are funny

Daniel Eason
Daniel Eason

Did Sharpton or Jackson fleece two Indian tribes for millions?

Sam Nicholas
Sam Nicholas

Bwahahaaa! Fallwells. Jesus would TOTALLY have voted for Pontius Pilot.

Will Sasser
Will Sasser

Of course.....he need ed a Pilate to put him on the cross so you and I can find salvation

Monte Poitevint
Monte Poitevint

This is a stupid issue that you're trying desperately to make a major issue. Religious leaders know the Democrat party is full of commie atheists. This is the party of loons that stood in unison and booed God. They are fanatically antichristian. Obozo is the most antichristian president in our history. Democrats are the enemies of everything, including life itself. Religious leaders aren't stupid. I think this election will prove, the majority of Americans aren't either.

Tracy Bumgarner
Tracy Bumgarner

I see your profile. Smh. You aren't a true Christian, mister. Jesus wouldn't be too pleased with your racist and name calling attitudes. Time for you to read the Bible. I think you haven't read it enough to have the privileges to spew that junk out of your racist mouth.

Priscilla Fleming
Priscilla Fleming

Commies and atheist opposed to so called Christians conservatives who would deport Jesus if he were walking the earth today....remember Jesus was middle eastern.

Monte Poitevint
Monte Poitevint

I don't converse with commie trash, nor Soros funded trolls. They're every one liars, and nothing they say is believable. Tracy Bumgarner is an excellent example of the moronic, lying, hate-filled and deceiving left. They use the name of Jesus, when it furthers their evil agenda. They'll just as soon use the name of Lucifer. They are obsessed and evil fanatics, completely devoid of morals, honor, or integrity. Lies are as nothing to the evil, tyrannical Left.

Doug Rogers
Doug Rogers

Monte Poitevint you don't converse with anyone. You spout your white supremacists racist bigoted uneducated deplorable homophobic xenophobic Islamaphobic moronic lies.

Tracy Bumgarner
Tracy Bumgarner

Monte, now people can tell who the evil person is and it's not me today. Lol, wow...

Priscilla Fleming
Priscilla Fleming

Monte Poitevint seems to me your conversing with every post, no matter how stupid and delusional they are. Hey did you know Jesus wasn't blond haired and blue eyed and he came from the middle east, and he would have been considered a socialist, you know since he believed feeding the poor and all. So my guess is if he came back you wouldn't talk to him because he's not white Jesus like you were hoping.

Margaret Penny Wood
Margaret Penny Wood

The Jesus I pray to is a dark-skinned Jew from the Middle East who accepts everyone but abhors discrimination against people for race, religion, gender and beliefs. That's you!

Craig Stewart Files
Craig Stewart Files

MILITARISM of Police + NRA = Black Lives Matter + Everytown USA ..( represents Newtown, 6 year old children at Sandy Hook, Gabby Giffords, idiot gun violence everywhere) Community oversight is the answer; not more NRA Sponsored URBAN WARFARE TOYS. Trump + Putin + Bin Laden Oil = TERRORISM I wonder how many Bin Laden oil barons Trump knows? HATE is Soul Pollution Republicans do not have the express written consent of Jesus. Tax Returns? Trump said himself that he would lose the election if he revealed them. Too bad President Obama has the right to reveal them. Commnity oversight would be a good start to all the police problems we are seeing... not more NRA sponsored urban warfare toys! Trump is a 4A chicken hawk The rest of the world is laughing at us. Not that I really care.... Putin jailed his number 1 political rival for approximately 15 years. This is undeniable. Kordorkovsky is/was an oil baron during Russia"s brief effort of capitalism. Rumors of Putin assasinating his political and business rivals have merit.

David Price
David Price

They may call themselves evangelical, but they couldn't be further from the teachings of Christ.

Will Sasser
Will Sasser

Why? What are the teachings of Christ you refer too?

Hven Scent
Hven Scent

Daniel Eason I call them Evil Angels. He is ridiculous!!

Daniel Eason
Daniel Eason

Will, perhaps the best example of Reed's unchristian acts is his fleecing of two Indian tribes. He helped Jack Abramoff pit the two tribes against each other, taking millions from both to lobby for a casino that all knew could go to only one tribe. Abramoff went to prison and repented, while Reed got off because he left no trail that showed his deceptions. He did, however, admit to being involved. Reed is no evangelical. He's a con man.