(Salon) -- Do white evangelical Christians support Donald Trump? It’s a surprisingly difficult question to answer. Church-going evangelicals loathed him during the primary, then by autumn they had come around to his side. Now a poll taken after the vile Access Hollywood tape emerged last week suggests another reversal is underway, with Trump leading Hillary Clinton by just 1 percentage point among self-identified evangelicals.
Evangelical leaders are as divided as their flock. Trump’s vocal supporters include Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress and Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr.; his principled antagonists include Christianity Today editorial director Andy Crouch and the policy head of the Southern Baptist Convention, Russell Moore. But now, a new group of influencers is speaking up to oppose Trump: evangelical women.
On Sunday morning, speaker and Bible study author Beth Moore (no relation to Russell) tweeted in response to the new tapes:
Advertisement - story continues below