Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee Meets with
Evangelicals in New York City on June 21; Leaders Have Many
Concerns, Now One Year After SCOTUS Marriage Decision
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Contact Hamilton Strategies, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, to set up an interview with Dr. Alex McFarland after Donald Trump’s meeting with Evangelicals on Tuesday, June 21.)
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Evangelical leaders across the nation have concerns as voters prepare to elect a new leader in November. And those concerns are very real—and numerous—especially as terrorism and violence permeates Americans’ daily lives and as pastors and churches consider the one-year anniversary of the June 26, 2015, Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in every state.
Leading Evangelicals, including author and religion/culture expert Dr. Alex McFarland (www.AlexMcFarland.com), will meet with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee today—Tuesday, June 21—in New York City to express some of these concerns and ask Trump how he will address them if elected.
“In my opinion, Donald Trump does love America, and I look forward to the insight Evangelicals will provide to his leadership,” McFarland said. “It really is in the nation’s best interest that all of us love America. Yet some of our leaders don’t seem like they love our country. And a vibe of negativity is nothing but counter-productive.”
McFarland recently released his newest book, “Stand Strong America.” Co-authored with evangelist and apologist Jason Jimenez—McFarland’s co-host of the “Viral Truth” television program, which airs on NRB—“Stand Strong America” addresses the idea that Americans are weary of the poor character and decisions of their leaders. Widespread corruption has led many to lose hope and succumb to fear.
Additionally, many of the faithful still struggle with the national redefinition of marriage, ruled on by the U.S. Supreme Court nearly one year ago in Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26, 2015—the decision that legalized same-sex marriage in every state.
“Activists believe that they have made strides by forcing a new definition of God’s design for marriage on the entire country,” McFarland added. “But they should know they will never have a marriage as God intended it. They should know that what they have entered into could never be construed as having the sanctity or blessing of God.”
“Stand Strong America: Courage, Freedom and Hope for Tomorrow” provides Americans real answers and courage to stand strong in the midst of uncertainty and fear—offering a vision of hope that reignites the fervor and courageous faith that existed when the republic of America was created. Jimenez and McFarland chart the amazing story of how America became the greatest nation on earth and what Americans must do to regain that greatness. Readers will be encouraged and empowered by this clear and invigorating message that will challenge them to love God, cherish freedom, pray for a better tomorrow, make a difference and stand strong no matter the cost.
In addition, McFarland recently launched the “2016 Malaise Index,” which will gauge Americans’ views on the culture as a whole, as well as their outlook on society, whether positive or negative.
“Our desire is that many, many Americans will share their views on the culture for the ‘2016 Malaise Index,’ McFarland said of the survey, to which Americans are already responding. “These answers—from those who are the most involved in society, raising children, working at schools, attending churches, building up businesses and contributing to the economy—will be a telling indicator of the real state of America.”
McFarland interacts yearly with about 20,000 young people and is the author of the new book, “The God You Thought You Knew: Exposing the 10 Biggest Myths About Christianity,” in which he dispels the myths and untruths about Christianity and replaces that with the truth of who God really is.
McFarland is the author of numerous other books, including “10 Questions Every Christian Must Answer,” “10 Issues that Divide Christians,” “10 Answers for Skeptics” and the “Stand” series of devotions for teens. McFarland is also an expert in the field of apologetics—the practice of defending the Christian faith in a world where faith in Christ is plummeting at alarming rates.
McFarland has spent years working with young people and takes their questions to heart. He has preached in more than 1,300 churches and has been featured at conferences such as the Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Focus on the Family’s “Big Dig” and California’s “Spirit West Coast,” sharing the platform with Chuck Colson, Eric Metaxas, Josh McDowell and others. He also serves as Director for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at the Christian Worldview Center of North Greenville University (www.ngu.edu) in Greenville, S.C.
Part evangelist, part apologist, part educator and part broadcaster, McFarland focuses on communicating the message of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ. He co-hosts the daily, live radio program “Exploring the Word” on American Family Radio’s Talk Network, heard on approximately 140 stations across the country, and the weekly television show “Viral Truth,” airing on the National Religious Broadcasters Network, which he co-hosts with Jason Jimenez.
Beth Harrison, Hamilton Strategies, 610.584.1096, ext. 104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com or Deborah Hamilton, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, ext. 102