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Tony Perkins: Trump Is Backing Up His Rhetoric on Religious Liberty

Tony Perkins: Trump Is Backing Up His Rhetoric on Religious Liberty

Here's his message to students: "You aren't going to let other people tell you what you believe, especially when you know that you're right". "We are Liberty students who are disappointed with President Falwell's endorsement and are exhausted of being associated with one of the worst presidential candidates in American history", the letter reads.

Donald Trump, the real estate mogul-turned-president, offered simple words of advice to university graduates Saturday as he urged them to follow their convictions, prepare to face criticism and relish the opportunity to be an "outsider". He appointed a conservative, strict constructionist, pro-life justice to the Supreme Court. When he gave a speech at the university a week before Falwell endorsed him, the students laughed when he referred to one of the books in the New Testament as "Two Corinthians". Trump has stayed largely out of public view since Tuesday, when he removed the head of the agency that is investigating Russia's role in the 2016 election, along with possible ties between Trump's campaign and the Russian government. Some LGBT advocates have said that language will empower Sessions to find ways to discriminate against LGBT people, such as allowing workers at federal agencies to refuse to process paperwork for same-sex couples in the name of "religious freedom". "I believe he has faith in Jesus Christ".

"Jesus said, 'Judge not, lest ye be judged". The petition came after The Washington Post leaked a 2005 video recording of Trump boasting about being able to "do anything" to women and get away with it.

He said that Trump has made it abundantly clear that his administration will not be hostile to religious expression, as the previous administration was.

"Honored for same hypocrites who accused Jesus of being a friend of publicans and sinners to be targeting me over a decades old mag cover!" he Tweeted.

Students weren't the only ones frustrated with Falwell's outspoken support for Trump.

It is why we proudly proclaim that we are one nation under God.

And as he described the road ahead for the graduates, Trump described the lessons he says he's learned since taking power in Washington.

But they had a mixed response to an executive order on religious liberty that Trump signed last week. "I know each of you will do what is right - not the easy way".

"I won't talk about that", Trump told Fox News in an interview.

"America is better when people put their faith into action", the president said. Trump said he and his staff are looking at "very well known, highly respected, really talented people, and that's what we want for the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

At a time when bipartisan debates continue to rule the airwaves, Trump encouraged graduates at the Lynchburg, Virginia, campus to resist letting big government rule every aspect of their lives, but instead to keep tuned into God's will - praising Him and following Him first and foremost.

Trump said, "In my short time in Washington, I've seen first-hand how the system is broken". The serial sexual assaulter would carry the Christian banner, after all, and if the Christian banner once meant something else then we will simply adjust, in order to focus on what's truly important.

Trump told Fox News's Jeanine Pirro in an interview excerpt released Friday that he did not demand the ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's loyalty, but said he did not find such a request "inappropriate", adding, "I don't think it would be a bad question to ask".

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