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Evangelical Leader on Trump and Illegals: ‘I’m a Latino and a Christian. Which Is More Important?’

Pastor Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, who led a prayer at Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, has admitted in an interview that Latino Christians face challenging questions surrounding America’s new political reality.

Although Trump made strong calls for deporting unauthorized immigrants from America throughout his presidential campaign, CNN pointed to exit polls showing that close to 30 percent of Hispanics ended up voting for Trump regardless.

“It’s a wake up call to both parties,” Rodriguez told CNN. “The Democratic Party has an issue with faith. If they have an issue with faith, they have an issue with the Latino community. We understand the pro-choice platform, but you can at least be nuanced with that, like President [Barack] Obama.”

He argued that while many Latinos have a problem with Trump’s rhetoric and threats of deportation, the Democratic Party has gone too secular, making it hard for Latino Christians to decide who to support.

“Who do we vote for?” Rodriguez asked. “I’m a Latino and I’m a Christian, so which one should I prioritize? Which one is more important?”

Trump made conflicting comments regarding his plans for unauthorized…[READ ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE: http://www.christianpost.com/news/evangelical-leader-samuel-rodriguez-trump-illegals-latino-christian-173266/ ]