Though some evangelical Christians have taken issue with President Donald Trump’s blaspheming Jesus, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. says Trump’s habit is not a deal breaker.
“We all wish he would be a little more careful with his language, but it’s not anything that’s a deal breaker, and it’s not something we’re going to get morally indignant about,” Falwell, Jr. told Politico.
Criticism of Trump came most recently after he used the word “g--damn” a couple of times during his campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, last month.
“They'll be hit so g--damn hard,” he said while talking about bombing ISIS, and while recalling a conversation with a wealthy businessman, Trump said he told the man: “If you don't support me, you're going to be so g--damn poor.”
The president also used other profanities during his speech that night.
But he has long been known to use profane language, going back decades, so it is unclear why some evangelicals are complaining — and at times, threatening to pull their support — at this particular juncture.