Eric Metaxas told The Christian Post that of the Republican presidential candidates, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump are at the top of his list.
Metaxas, author and speaker, spoke to The Christian Post this week about his new book, Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness. The interview also included his thoughts on the presidential campaign.
On Carson: “One thing I will say about Dr. Carson is that he's so soft-spoken and so humble, that he gives people the impression that he's a softy, and he's not.
“And I think that recently, as he said some things that the media has attacked him on, you see this steeliness and this anger in him which I think shows that he's not someone who is not passionate. He's very passionate.”
On Trump: “I think that Donald Trump has been largely very, very positive for the political process because he's helped people to understand that we're in such desperate straits, we can't play patty cake anymore, we can't play nice-nice. We have to say things as they are and if some people don't like it, it's not gonna matter. What's at stake is much bigger than hurting somebody's feelings.”
Metaxas said that the Obama administration has done “damage to religious freedom” and that is an issue that needs to be discussed on the campaign.
“If you care about the poor, if you care about the immigrant, you have to understand we are less able to help the poor, less able to help immigrants than we were eight years ago. That's scary to me, because I care about this country and I think this country exists to help people who are struggling.”
Publication date: October 21, 2015
Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.