White evangelicals comprise a third of all Republican voters and are among the GOP’s most organized voting blocs. But wide support for Donald Trump in 2016, against a backdrop of scandals, has brought heavy media scrutiny and now some faith leaders are striving to move evangelicalism away from political associations.

VICE’s Gianna Toboni travels to the Bible Belt to see how evangelicals are navigating today’s volatile political environment.

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27 Comments

Dino Mike · September 8, 2018 at 4:25 am

Doesnt the bible say something against worshipping golden cows ?

Patrick Horgan · September 8, 2018 at 4:27 am

The quote about how many white Christians there are, in the context of this video is deceptive. Really, the layout is this:
Christian 70.6% made up of:
Evangelical Protestant 25.4%
Mainline Protestant 14.7%
Historically Black Protestant 6.5%
Catholic 20.8%
Mormon 1.6%
Orthodox Christian 0.5%
Jehovah's Witness 0.8%
Other Christian 0.4%
The non-Evangelical Protestant Christians far outweigh the Evangelicals. Giving this sort of misleading coverage enhances, artificially, the political power of a small group. Get a bigger picture please. Do your journalistic job. For too long, Evangelicals have hit above their weight because the media keeps covering them as if they are a lot bigger group than they actually are. The perception leads to power. You can change that, +Vice News.

Rick Hard · September 8, 2018 at 4:28 am

Call me Viceland

Rush Rutherford · September 8, 2018 at 4:29 am

No one is going to hell ,hell is fake ! Wait a minute Trump is going to prison yes he is going to hell.

julio garcia · September 8, 2018 at 4:30 am

Yall qaeda?

C O D Y · September 8, 2018 at 4:31 am

These ppl have simply crawled into bed with the devil theyre no more religious than i am an i havent been inside of a church in years

Apollo · September 8, 2018 at 4:32 am

Evangelicals praising a pig like Trump. Ignorance is bliss.

Santiago Bron · September 8, 2018 at 4:33 am

they would support anyone who would win the gop nomination

if hillary and trump switched parties

they would be supporting hillary

True Tech · September 8, 2018 at 4:36 am

The bible is exactly fake new$.

Mr. Devil's Advocate. · September 8, 2018 at 4:37 am

Vice back at it with the racist Christianphobic left wing fear mongering.

Mr. Devil's Advocate. · September 8, 2018 at 4:37 am

Reported for Christianphobia

Alex Rivera · September 8, 2018 at 4:39 am

I’m evangelical and I don’t support the church being involve with politics at ALL. Plus a lot of those folks supporting trump…. no way

Santiago Bron · September 8, 2018 at 4:39 am

"The Führer is deeply religious, though completely anti-Christian. He views Christianity as
a symptom of decay. Rightly so. It is a branch of the Jewish race."

- Goebbels Diaries

Jordan Wendt · September 8, 2018 at 4:39 am

A VICE smear piece against Christians, what else is new? “Why can’t these Christians just vote for abortion and the homosexual agenda?”, asks the 24 year old liberal intern at VICE (who likely majored in Sociology or Ethnic Studies).

CRRR · September 8, 2018 at 4:42 am

Praise Jesus

juandeldiablo696 · September 8, 2018 at 4:47 am

Evangelicals support trump a guy when asked what do you and you’re daughter Ivanka have in common he answered S E X

VitalStatistiX · September 8, 2018 at 4:48 am

C A N C E R

Stupidity and dogmatism knows no limits on this earth… take an example from Stalin and curb stomp religious influence in public life…

STATE ATHEISM NOW

andid · September 8, 2018 at 4:55 am

Don't worry, they'll go back to pretending they care about morality when a Ds in charge.

Andrew · September 8, 2018 at 4:58 am

In the full version it shows how they hand out pamphlets that are meant to persuade church goers how to vote, but since it does not actually say who to vote for it gets around the legal stimulation on churches to not be political. It's time to just tax churches. They are already preaching politics from the pulpit, so let them and tax them.

qdog mad · September 8, 2018 at 4:59 am

As long as you listen to. Lies. Listen to gop

BomChickyBowWow · September 8, 2018 at 5:07 am

Gianna Tobonni is so beautiful.

rhijulbec1 · September 8, 2018 at 5:08 am

I just LOVE how these christers reeeeeally believe that dRUMPh is fer or agin anything that isn't dRUMPh. That Orange Nightmare believes in only one thing. Himself. Do you honestly think he gives a shit about unborn babies? Puulease! He's probably paid for several of his mistresses to have abortions ffs. These christers are so gawddamn easy to fool. It's embarrassing. For them.
Jenn

Hegeleze · September 8, 2018 at 5:09 am

Vice, you are fake news, but I commend you for covering the evangelicals who are actually mainline evangelicals and not finding some insane outliers as you did in your last piece. I know you didn't learn and you are trolling for votes, but I'll take it.

Gøran Greggor · September 8, 2018 at 5:09 am

America's strangest cult.

Greatest Ever · September 8, 2018 at 5:09 am

They are the most hypocritical humans on earth!

woohooboy · September 8, 2018 at 5:11 am

It's hilarious that evangelicals are aligning themselves with a man who has been married multiple times and has allegedly carried on illicit affairs with a number of different women over the years…….

Hardly the ideal representative of conservative christian values……

Erik Va dee-Vee chee · September 8, 2018 at 5:15 am

Loving our leader is common among Christians. Its biblical and its not just Trump. They see his good side and wish the best for him. I applaud the faith and power of positive thinking. With that being said I think President Donald Trump is doing a phenomenal job and I stand with him. He'll be getting ALOT of votes come 2020. One of the best at this job and Americans needed him. God Bless Trump

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