With the startling knowledge that evangelical Christians are flocking to Donald Trump despite his less-than-sterling reputation as a devout man, Samantha Bee of “Full Frontal” took a closer look at the political interests of American evangelical in 2016.

Bee looked at the history of evangelicals in politics, going back 50 years to the time when Republicans first cashed in on the Jesus-loving vote. The first issue which really got the church-folks raring up and ready to vote red? Desegregation.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com