ETBU president speaks to local GOP groups
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
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ETBU PRESIDENT BLAIR BLACKBURN<br>(Photo by ETBU)
ETBU PRESIDENT BLAIR BLACKBURN
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East Texas Baptist University President Blair Blackburn recently told a joint meeting of two local Republican groups that the nation, rather than making America great again, should “make America Godly again.”

Blackburn spoke at the Aug. 28 meeting of the Upshur County Republican Executive Committee and Cherokee Rose Republican Women at Lantana Activity Center outside Gilmer.

“It’s gonna take God’s people standing together. . .to make America Godly again,” he said, citing First Corinthians 7:14 in the Bible.

He also said 93 percent of members of the nation’s 1776 constitutional convention “were members of Christian churches” and that “the evidence is overwhelming about the influence of Christianity on the development of our nation.

“Have we not drifted from the original intent of this nation?” Blackburn asked. “We’ve seen it in our colleges” and “we’ve seen it in our government,” he asserted.

Blackburn additionally said the 2016 general election drew the largest number of evangelicals who ever voted in the month of November, and that polls showed about 70 percent voted for Donald Trump for President.

He said some voted “for a platform rather than a person,” that some voted for Trump because of his running mate, Mike Pence, and that some were sick of politicians and decided to “give a businessman (Trump) a chance.”

Also at the meeting, the groups jointly approved a resolution calling for revoking the citizenship of liberal billionaire George Soros, who holds dual citizenship in Hungary. The resolution charged Soros has bankrolled “candidates and groups promoting voter fraud, urban riots and overthrow of the U.S. government in favor of a One World Government.”

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