(CNSNews.com) – In a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., on Monday, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump vowed to “protect Christianity,” adding that Christians must unify.
“We’re going to protect Christianity, and I can say that. I don’t have to be politically correct. We’re going to protect it,” said Trump.
Trump then recalled 2 Corinthians 3:17, which says, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
“You know, and I asked [Liberty University President] Jerry [Falwell], and I asked some of the folks, because I hear this is a major theme right here, but 2 Corinthians, right? 2 Corinthians 3:17. That’s the whole ballgame. Where the spirit of the Lord, right? Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty, and here there is Liberty College, but, Liberty University, but it is so true,” Trump said.
“When you think – and that’s really – is that the one? Is that the one you like? I think that’s the one you like, ‘cause I loved it, and it’s so representative of what’s taken place,” said Trump, “but we are going to protect Christianity, and if you look what’s going on throughout the world, you look at Syria, where there – if you’re Christian, they’re chopping off heads.
“You look at the different places, and Christianity, it’s under siege. I’m a Protestant. I’m very proud of it – Presbyterian, to be exact, but I’m very proud of it, very, very proud of it, and we’ve got to protect, because bad things are happening. Very bad things are happening, and we don’t – I don’t know what it is – we don’t band together maybe,” he said.
“Other religions frankly, they’re banding together. They’re using it. Here we have-- if you look at this country, it’s gotta be 70 percent, 75 percent – some people say even more – the power we have. Somehow we have to unify. We have to band together,” Trump said.
Trump said Christians have to unify on a larger scale than the way Liberty University, a non-profit Christian university, has done.
“We have to do really, in a really large version what they’ve done at Liberty, because Liberty University has done that. You’ve banded together. You’ve created one of the great universities, colleges anywhere in the country, anywhere in the world, and that’s what our country has do that around Christianity, so get together folks, and let’s do it, ‘cause we can do it,” Trump added.