5 Trump Cabinet Members and Their Christian Faith

5 Trump Cabinet Members and Their Christian Faith
President Donald Trump's cabinet has been a bit rocky lately, what with recent hirings and firings, but several of those who have stayed with the administration are people of faith.

Of these cabinet members, some are supported or opposed by different faith groups; others have made public statements or taken actions regarding different faith groups.

Here is a list of four of Trump's cabinet members and a description of their relationship to religion.

Photo courtesy: WhiteHouse.gov

1. Jeff Sessions

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama was the first senator to endorse Trump. Now he’s the president-elect’s pick for U.S. attorney general.

Sessions previously was a prosecutor for the Justice Department. (He was denied a federal judgeship over testimony that he had made racist remarks.) He’s made clear he’s “not happy” about the direction the department has taken under President Obama’s administration, calling its refusal to defend a federal ban on same-sex marriage “shameful,” according to The New York Times.

Sessions attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, and is active in his family’s church, Ashland Place United Methodist Church in Mobile, where he’s served as a lay leader, Sunday school teacher and chairman of its administrative board. He also has been selected as a delegate to the annual Alabama United Methodist Conference.

 

Photo courtesy: Flickr.com