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Trump and the evangelicals

Trump has engaged far more closely with groups like the Family Research Council than his predecessors. But the president's support could be a poisoned chalice

By Emma Yeomans  

Trump speaks at the Values Voter Summit, where homophobic literature was promoted. Photo: PA

“Thank you to the LGBT community! I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will threaten your freedoms and beliefs.”

So tweeted Donald Trump in June 2016. Yet on Friday, he spoke at the Values Voter Summit, an annual gathering of Christian conservatives where conference goody bags included a promotion for a book entitled “The Health Hazards of Homosexuality.”

Promising to refute “the born-gay myth”, the writers state that “the mainstreaming…

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