Which Christian Leaders Have Endorsed Whom for President?

Craig HueyChurch, Religious Liberty34 Comments

The American Church (Scl Chua)

Christian singers, leaders, pastors, and well-respected thinkers are giving their endorsements for Election 2016.

And they are having a powerful impact during the election season:

Ted Cruz:

Tony Perkins: President of Family Research Council

James Dobson, President, Focus on the Family

Michael Tait: Frontman for Christian rock band Newsboys

Pastor Jack Hibbs

David Barton

Phil Robertson of the Duck Dynasty

The Benham Brothers

Marco Rubio:

Joni Eareckson Tada

Michael Cromartie, Christian Post Op-Ed Contributor

Donald Trump:

Jerry Falwell Jr., President, Liberty University

Sarah Palin

Dr. Ben Carson:

Kirk Cameron

Richard Petty (NASCAR)

John Kasich:


Hillary Clinton:

About forty black pastors, including Bishop Vaughn MacKenzie, Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell, and Reverend Mark Tyler.

Bernie Sanders:


What do you think? Email me at craig@electionforum.org

34 Comments on “Which Christian Leaders Have Endorsed Whom for President?”

  1. Question – how could any pastor, black or white, support a person such as Hillary Clinton. Both the killing of the unborn children and homosexuality is clearly sin. Are these guys supporting sin?

  2. I really don’t understand “Pastors supporting Hillary Clinton”? Are they really Christians?
    I’m sorry but i cannot understand that part are they with/against God. They cannot serve to two Masters!!

    1. Hillary is the “Abortion Queen” she believes in the killing of innocent unborn babies. How could any true man/woman of God vote for her. Yes I will pray for God to take away her evilness.

  3. While a few well known pastors praised Trump, I am glad to find an article in Christianity Today by Max Lucada questioning how evangelicals could support him.

    On Trump’s ” I’ve never asked God for forgiveness,” Max Lucado said, “I can’t imagine that. I’m just shaking my head going “How does that work?” Does a swimmer say “I’ve never gotten wet?” Does a musician say “I’ve never sung a song?” How does a person claim to be a Christian and never need to ask for forgiveness?”


  4. “The Donald” considers himself a ” good Christian”. Christ tells
    his followers to be humble servants. I am troubled by Christian
    leader’s endorsements. I trust they have asked him who Christ is
    to him? His answer is imperative. Possible the church today could
    be mentioned in Revelation – Laodecea?

  5. I am distressed that in a relativistic culture, those who know Biblical truth cannot see the neglected treasure of Dr. Carson and to put all hands on deck in unity to get him elected. He represents the true American Dream and is the remedy for the immoral and destructive economic and governmental compromise of Obama who is not really representative of our historical wound brought about by slavery. It is the height of deception to go from Obama to a Cruz/Rubio Latin excursion or a trumped up man who promotes licentious casinos and playing bankruptcy ….worse would be a communist….Hillary is corrupt and Sanders is a communist. So I am asking the Christian leaders to please repent and get every one behind the true American which incarnates our historical values….George Washington, George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington would rally behind Carson….wisdom, humility and a servant who is running not for political ambition but to save our Republic.

    1. You are so right! I’m befuddled that people don’t see the depth of character, honesty, intelligence, and humility of Dr. Carson. He is by far the best candidate to lead our land back to greatness.

    2. I love Dr. Ben Carson. He was my first pick for president. Now is Trump. I believe that he is the only one who can take down nasty Hillary. I do not want a female white Obama! Trump is a loud mouth and much too arrogant. However, Hillary is the epitome of evil!

  6. No question Ben Carson is a Christian & a wonderful man.
    I think Ted Cruz, also a Christian has proven record of
    standing up for his belief & is more electable. As a Christian
    I am at peace knowing God is in charge!

      1. Or did CNN do that and Cruz’s staffers just believed it?

        Anyway, it saddens me to see so much infighting among people who would be 99% in agreement.

        Ben Carson would make a great Secretary of Health and Human Services, or Surgeon General, in a Cruz Administration.

  7. Very unfortunate for both candidates -mistakes. I think both
    honorable men. Powers that be would like to destroy them
    both. Establishment really dislikes Cruz, which means he is
    not PC. I can see him as a strong leader on the world stage.

  8. I feel strongly that Dr Ben Carson is a divine appointment at this time of such need for a true
    conservative Christian leader who can heal, revive and inspire this broken nation of ours.

  9. There sadly is an explanation for Christian support of Trump:

    “They {Christian voters} know that {Trump isn’t one of them} already. I doubt there are many Christian voters who think Trump could recite the Nicene Creed, or even identify it. Evangelicals have given up trying to elect one of their own. What they’re looking for is a bodyguard, someone to shield them from mounting (and real) threats to their freedom of speech and worship. Trump fits that role nicely, better in fact than many church-going Republicans. For eight years, there was a born-again in the White House. How’d that work out for Christians, here and in Iraq?”


    1. I am trying not to resent what you are saying about Christians and Trump. In fact you almost made me lose my Christian. However, I am a Christian and yes I am voting for Trump. He is a Christian maybe not like the one that fits all. Respectfully, it is my business not yours. I don’t see where you said that you would pray? I pray for all of them!

  10. Thanks to all who expressed support for Ben Carson! We need to look past the outward appearance and look upon the heart. God has a “David” standing in our midst. We don”t need loud mouth boasters, professional politicians, or great debaters who put down others to raise themselves up. These debates are not for entertainment. Let’s ask God WHO HE WANTS, not who we want. Sauls always
    Look good but don’t end well; nor do good under pressure.

    look good but don’t end up well. God is not
    schizophrenic! He’s not wringing His hands and wondering which one He should put in
    the White House!If we ask Him, He’ll reveal the man He has groomed and made
    ready for such a time as this. We should all as christians be voting for the same person

    1. No matter who we want. The final decision is up to God. He will put in the White House whom He wants not us. I shall abide by His will.

  11. Our country is at the brink & our vote is very important.
    Esther 4:14 – we are here as Christians for such a time as
    this. We have been given God’s word to guide us. He tells
    us to be fruit inspectors & then gives us freedom to choose.
    Wisdom comes from God – prayer!

  12. “What difference at this point does it make?” Christians voted Obama for President twice!

    I’m not voting for a pastor or evangelist or a saint. Christians who implement a litmus test as to the candidate’s religion or perceived level of godly relationship, that is a big mistake. We must vote the best person for the job regardless of what religion they may belong to or their perceived level of Christianity. Whichever candidate has the best grit and will best accomplish restoring America back to its foundation is my first priority. If they adhere to a Judeo-Christian faith, that’s a bonus and my hope, but not the primary priority, nor should I be judgmental of their relationship with God.

  13. I make no judgements. We are a nation under God & how our
    leaders arrive at their decisions is important to me..
    The last eight years should make us all very interested
    in making an educated choice.

  14. I have been for Donald Trump from the beginning. As all Christians, he is not perfect, but I know he could straighten out the harm that Obama has done. That is what we need. At first I tho’t he and Ted Cruz would make a good combo, but Marco and Cruz have disappointed me. Maybe it will be Chris Christy or Kasich. Or maybe someone we haven’t even tho’t of like Condelisa Rice. My apologies if I spelled her name wrong. Donald Trump fights back when people call him names. If they would stop calling him names, he would probably not act the way he has been doing. Yes, he has to get tough for when our enemies do it, but why should he like it when the people who are suppose to be on his side do it. I pray that he wins!

    1. I am a Trump supporter and I am voting for him. I hope that God will watch over him and keep him safe. And that if it be the will of God that he will win.
      God bless you.

  15. Ted Cruz hired a campaign manager who has a long history of dirty tricks (he had already used the “dropped out” trick before). Cruz “apologized,” but Jeff Roe is still his head guy. Not convinced.

  16. The biggest concern is whether a candidate truly is aligned with God’s Word relative to abortion, marriage, and protecting religious freedom. If they don’t understand the importance of faith (like our founders certainly did), they can be easily swayed to positions opposed to Christians.

  17. So sad, we are totally disappointed & angry about our
    leadership. We vote emotionally w/o really examining
    their record or character. We no longer demand truth
    only results! We might feel we win the battle
    but we will lose the war. When we turn our backs on God
    & the truth it’s over. Eyes that don’t see & ears that don’t
    “Yes, we did produce a near perfect Republic. But
    will they keep it, or will they, in the enjoyment of
    plenty, lose memory of freedom. Material abundance
    without character is the surest way to destruction.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    1. I find that The Christian Post, and Max Lucado’s recent blog, is disingenuous. After years of not voicing a political opinion, then Trump comes along, they have to say something? They’re not credible to me. I’m surprised the they have been silent for the past 7 years of Obama.

  18. As Rush Limbaugh has said, Senator Cruz is the only man running who has been a consistent Conservative throughout his life, and his positions are the closest to those of Ronald Reagan.
    Also, Senator Ted Cruz is the first “outsider” to run. He has led the fight in Congress against the RINO’s and Liberals. He led the fight against Rubio and Obama on the amnesty issue. Where was Donald Trump?
    When Donald Trump says that he will not side with Israel and that Planned Parenthood does wonderful things, I could not vote for him.

  19. Thankfully, you and Max no longer need to question this. According to Dr. James Dobson, Donald Trump has now accepted Christ as his savior, which means he has now asked God for forgiveness.

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