Evangelical Christians have been attacked as they left the fourth night of the Republican National Convention, where President Donald Trump formally accepted the party’s nomination for a second term in the White House.
After more than 100 prominent evangelical leaders attended the event, many attendees were threatened with violence by protesters outside, in what one pastor has described as a “Democrat-endorsed” incident.
Among the Christian leaders who attended Trump’s speech were Pastors Robert Jeffress, Ed Young, Jack Graham, Jentezen Franklin, Bishop Harry Jackson, and radio host Eric Metaxas.
Pastor Johnnie Moore, who was one of the leaders attacked outside, has reported, “Violent provocateurs waited for us (and others) outside the White House gates in the city’s jurisdiction, at nearly midnight.
“Rather than succeeding at intimidating us with their vicious threats of violence, expletives, blasphemous slogans, hatred and intolerance they simply proved the very points the president made in his speech.”