For some, ‘evangelical’ becomes an uncomfortable label

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For some, ‘evangelical’ becomes an uncomfortable label

Associated Press file

The term “evangelical” became popular decades ago as a way to tamp down differences, emphasizing that all people under its umbrella, regardless of denomination, agree to embrace the Bible and spread its word. But politicians such as Donald Trump and Roy Moore have shown how elusive shared faith and values are today.

For some, ‘evangelical’ becomes an uncomfortable label

Associated Press file

The term “evangelical” became popular decades ago as a way to tamp down differences, emphasizing that all people under its umbrella, regardless of denomination, agree to embrace the Bible and spread its word. But politicians such as Donald Trump and Roy Moore have shown how elusive shared faith and values are today.