GAINESVILLE, GA -- A Gainesville pastor and televangelist has been appointed to Donald Trump's evangelical executive advisory board.
Pastor Jentezen Franklin of the Free Chapel accepted the position advising the presumptive Republican nominee. The board will advise Trump on positions evangelicals would hold in high regard.
Franklin says that includes the nomination to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. He says he accepted the position to help people, and he would have done it for any person running for president.
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"We are not endorsing him. It was made clear to us that if we serve on this committee that we don't have to endorse him -- and by the way, I would do the same for Hillary if she asked me. I want to be at that table, pro-life, pro-Israel, pro-traditional family," Franklin said on Monday. "None of us are naive who are there. About 25 leaders, and none of us are naive enough to think that it's not about votes. We understand he has us there because he wants to see that evangelical vote go his way. My concern is for our nation, the issues we care about."
Franklin is one of several faith leaders nationwide who will advise Trump.
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