(By Dr. Michael Brown) When Pastor Mark Burns opened up the Republican National Convention with prayer on Monday night, he could not have made himself more clear. Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, was a believer in Jesus Christ, and the enemy was not other Republicans but rather “Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.”

Interestingly, Pastor Burns is an African American, and in many other African American churches, prayer will be offered for Hillary Clinton, just as it was offered for Barack Obama in 2012 and 2008. For Burns, however, there was no doubt about the matter. He proclaimed that “we”—meaning the Republicans—”are the conservative party under God,” called “to defeat every attack that comes against us.” CONTINUE