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Evangelical Leader Calls for Donald Trump to Fire Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski

Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, calls Trump's defending of battery charges filed against Lewandowski this morning troubling.

Looking at the police report, statements made by Michelle Fields and others along with the new release of a video by police officials, it is clear that at the very least Mr. Lewandowski aggressively grabbed Ms. Fields arm and was not truthful about his actions.

It is critical for Donald Trump to understand that the Evangelical community is far more committed to integrity, truthfulness, justice and treating everyone with dignity and respect than it is in just "Making America Great Again!"

In spite of what many media reports say, many evangelicals (especially millenials) and their leaders are growing uncomfortable with the Trump campaign.

Rev. Mahoney comments; 

    "The evangelical community is far more committed to integrity, truthfulness, justice and treating everyone with dignity and respect than it is in just making America great again. Donald Trump needs to understand if he wants to 'Make America Great Again,' he needs to embrace the values that evangelicals cherish and embrace. Those values are not rooted in political slogans but in the eternal teachings of the Scriptures and of Christ. 

    "Mr. Trump's response to the charges filed against Mr. Lewandoski stand in stark contradiction to those timeless values.  It is now clear from recently released information that Mr. Lewandoski lied when he said he never grabbed the arm of Ms. Fields and it also shows a pattern from this campaign of a profound disrespect for the integrity of women. That is certainly not something evangelicals are comfortable with or support.  If Mr. Trump wants the  support of evangelicals across the nation, a positive step would be to release Corey Lewandowski.

    "Donald Trump needs to understand the greatness of America comes from America's goodness and evangelicals commitment to the timeless principles of humility, justice and mercy honored by Christians throughout the ages." 

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