EDITORS’ NOTE: New Year’s Day is a time of reflection — and looking ahead. Religion News Service is highlighting top stories by our staff last year including this September story by a quartet of writers and editors. It looks at conservative Christian clergy who blessed Donald Trump’s presidency in 2017 — and may influence his policies in 2018.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The invitation was unexpected. Would any of the preachers and pastors and other religious leaders, who had come to hear the administration’s views on issues they cared about, like to meet the POTUS in person?
A number of them fumbled