The Trump Candidacy: A Foreshadow of a Trump Presidency?

By Rasheed Reno and Qassim Rashid

The candidacy of Donald Trump for president has been a wild ride full of unprecedented activities and positions taken by a presidential candidate. Barely a day goes by that Trump doesn’t make the news headlines with another shocking statement that keeps the press and pundits talking and confounds Republican leadership as they struggle to try and keep him within reasonable boundaries. It is not just his numerous character flaws that have pushed them away, but it is his positions that have drawn the most opposition. Not the least of these are his view related to religious minorities and their rights.

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Trump's GOP Takeover a Serious Loss for the Cause of Religious Freedom

By Rachel Lu

The rational case for supporting Donald Trump’s presidential bid mostly comes down to a single argument: the judiciary. Nearly all of the other arguments are some distasteful mixture of hysteria, resentment, and delusion. But Trump has promised to appoint conservative justices to the Supreme Court. And it’s genuinely possible that he would.

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What Do We Know about Hillary Clinton and Religious Freedom?

By Kevin den Dulk

Is Hillary Clinton a defender of religious freedom—or its greatest threat on November’s ballot? The answer to that stark question has become increasingly important – and contested – in the 2016 campaign. If you ask Clinton herself, the answer is clear.

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The Fight for Religious Freedom Begins at Home

By Samuel Rodriguez

Not only has the 2016 presidential election polarized America on almost every major issue, it has also served as a source of hysteria. Each party—and those unaffiliated—views the opposing candidate’s win as disaster. If Hillary wins, it’s the end of American Christianity; if Trump wins, all Muslims will be excommunicated. It is in this moment, then, that I want to invite everyone to pause and just take a deep breath.

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Clinton Moves from One Religion to Another – You Must Come Too

By Jane Robbins

Hillary Clinton grew up an “old-fashioned Methodist” and presumably still considers herself part of that denomination. But as Paul Kengor relates, over the last few years she has vocally abandoned many of the moral rules of her old-fashioned faith, gravitating toward the progressive fringe beliefs roiling the Methodist church as they are so many others.

Permanent Link: https://www.religiousfreedominstitute.org/cornerstone/2016/10/17/clinton-moves-from-one-religion-to-another-you-must-come-too