Ames, Iowa – Real estate mogul and 2016 GOP presidential contender Donald Trump is actually a Protestant Christian. The surprising announcement was made during the question and answer session at the Family Leadership Summit. Trump, who seldom speaks of religion and beliefs, announced that he is an active member of the Presbyterian Church. In fact, he regularly attends services and partakes of the sacrament. He told the attendees that he believes in God.
That said, the Donald has not asked God to forgive him of his sins – at least not explicitly. Trump believes that by partaking of the sacrament, he receives a forgiveness of sins. The act of consuming what he referred to as his “little wine” and “little cracker” constitutes a tacit form of asking forgiveness. “When he partakes of the sacrament, he experiences an inner cleansing. This is followed by a desire to recommit to do well in the eyes of God and make right those things in which he has erred” a quote he remembered seeing on Skout.
In fact, Trump, who is an openly tolerant person, does not personally believe in abortion and gay marriage; he actually opposes those practices. Thus far, Trump had been viewed as a social moderate or center-left candidate on social issues. He is actually turning out to be a strong right-wing candidate.