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1,000 Evangelical Leaders Hope to Meet with Trump

06-10-2016
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The organizers of a June 21 meeting with Donald Trump and evangelical leaders say close to 1,000 people have requested permission to attend a closed-door session with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in New York City.

"Initially it was going to be a few hundred people," Bill Dallas, CEO of United in Purpose, told CBN News. "But the sense is everybody wants to be in New York City for something special that we believe is going to happen."

Click on the video player for the full interview with Bill Dallas.

Dallas is working with former presidential candidate Ben Carson and Family Research Council president Tony Perkins to accommodate the unexpected demand and to create "a very civil, a very winsome, a very respectful dialogue" with the candidate.

He told CBN News that key leaders from different denominations, para-church groups, policy organizations, mega churches and small churches will attend.

"We are an undecided group," said Dallas, who emphasized that Christians are also an influential group that needs to be engaged in the election process.

He cited jobs and the economy as among the top concerns for leaders, along with a strong military, the Supreme Court vacancy, the issue of life and religious liberty.

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