A young man in my church helped someone running for state office (the candidate was a Republican, my friend had worked for both Democrats and Republicans), so I went to pray for the candidate, per his request on election night, and watch the election results (GOP hosted) with my friend. It was 2010, a good night for Republicans.
Although everyone was dressed nicely, it had the same feel as worldly frat parties I attended in college. The pride and -------- was palpable.
I don't for a minute think that the most political calculating GOP candidate, who gives lip service (or more) to Bible believing Christians, commonly called evangelicals, is a true believer. Trump and Mitch McConnell being the best examples.
But as a lawyer recently told me, Danni, "People almost never change their mind from something they firmly believe, even when presented with overwhelming evidence to the contrary, even when they lose in court."
And I suspect you are one of those people, Danni.