“The idea that moral hypocrisy hurts you among evangelical voters is not true, if you’re sound on all of the fundamentals,” said Wayne Flynt, an ordained Baptist minister and one of Alabama’s pre-eminent historians. “Being sound on the fundamentals depends on what the evangelical community has decided the fundamentals have become. At this time, what is fundamental is hating liberals, hating Obama, hating abortion and hating same-sex marriage.”
Can’t sum it up any better. And in a sense, I actually respect this in terms of sheer political calculation. It also goes to explain why evangelicals would love someone even as utterly repulsive to their claimed values as Trump.