Normally it is bad form to celebrate someone's leaving, but in this case the someone in question worked tirelessly to politicize her ultra-conservative interpretation of bronze-age moral codes.. In the process a large number of people, particularly women, were hurt. It was and is a conservation Christian form of Sharia law. She spewed hate and intolerance. Her followers will say she's in a better place. So be it.
Some religious organizations like it both ways - to discriminate and then to claim they are being discriminated against if someone calls them on their discrimination. BYU has been trying to get into a more prestigious athletic conference. It turns out their parent church has some rather harsh anti LGBT policies and that may be an issue.
Common sense suggests evangelicals would be repelled by Trump the person, in fact many have come to support him. They are in a defense posture and want to see the clock turned back and their white privilege restored. It is front and center at rallies, but motivation and sustained support by election time - their abandoning of the Christian values they claim to hold - remains to be seen. A piece by Robert P Jones in the New York Times on the subject...
A recent Public Religion Research Institute-Brookings survey shows the alarm that white evangelical Protestants are feeling in the wake of demographic and cultural changes. Nearly two-thirds are bothered when they encounter immigrants who speak little English. More than two-thirds believe that discrimination against whites has become as big a problem as discrimination against other groups. For discrimination against Christians, that number is nearly eight in 10. And perhaps most telling of all, seven in 10 white evangelical Protestants say the country has changed for the worse since the 1950s.
By most measures, Ted Cruz, the son of an evangelical pastor and himself a Southern Baptist, should have been the evangelicals’ presidential candidate in 2016. But Mr. Trump won evangelicals over by explicitly addressing their deeper sense of loss. Mr. Cruz assured evangelicals that he’d secure them exemptions from the new realities, while Mr. Trump promised to reinstate their central place in the country. Mr. Cruz offered to negotiate a respectable retreat strategy, while Mr. Trump vowed to turn back the clock.
For white evangelical Protestants, Mr. Trump’s general vow to “make America great again” means something specific. Mr. Trump stepped into the spotlight just as the curtain was coming down on the era of white Protestant dominance.