Trump: I'll Defend Christianity

He flubs Bible quote at Christian college
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 19, 2016 3:34 AM CST
Trump: I'll Defend Christianity
A Liberty University student listens to a song and prays as she waits for a speech by Donald Trump at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., on Monday.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Donald Trump appeared at the evangelical Liberty University on Monday and gave what Politico calls a "PG-13 version of his usual stump speech," telling students that the Bible is the only book better than The Art of the Deal. But he did manage to bungle a Bible quote at the world's largest Christian college, the CBC reports: Students at the Lynchburg, Va., institution laughed when Trump referred to "Two Corinthians 3:17, that's the whole ballgame. Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." Christians refer to the book as "Second Corinthians."

Trump—introduced by university president Jerry Falwell Jr. as a man who "lives a life of loving and helping others, as Jesus taught in the New Testament"—told the students that Christianity is "under siege" and that he will protect it from threats in the Middle East and elsewhere, Politico reports. He also promised that when he is president, "you're going to see Merry Christmas in department stores." CNN reports that in addition to the Corinthians mix-up, some students weren't impressed by his use of the word "hell," which violated the Liberty Way code of student conduct. "I'm afraid you need to put a quarter in the swear jar," quipped one commenter on the Yik Yak site. (More Donald Trump stories.)

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