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President Trump celebrates traditional values with conservatives

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in Harrisburg Pennsylvania

"Values voters are coming to our nation's capital thankful to hear from a president who is fulfilling the promises that he campaigned on", he said. He opened his speech by mentioning the tragedy in Las Vegas and the need for prayer at this hard time.

'America's a nation of believers and together we are strengthened and sustained by the power for prayer, ' he said.

Donald Trump rallied the faithful on Friday in a speech that aimed to shore up support among religious conservatives as his popularity haemorrhages elsewhere.

"We believe in strong families and safe communities". We honor the dignity of work. We defend our constitution. "The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome us", Trump said.

The FRC's website reads, "Homosexual conduct is harmful to the persons who engage in it and to society at large, and can never be affirmed.We oppose the vigorous efforts of homosexual activists to demand that homosexuality be accepted as equivalent to heterosexuality in law, in the media, and in schools".

But he said conservative religious activists chose to vote for him, even if they didn't know who he really was when they went to the polls last November.

In his speech, Trump drew on his ubiquitous "Make America Great Again" slogan, promising a "return" to religious values supposedly upheld by the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

"Bureaucrats think they can run your lives, overrule your values and tell you how to think", President Trump added.

But it was not only the Gorsuch nomination, but the "150 other conservative court nominees" Trump appointed who will "turn back this country to its roots". "Religious liberty is enshrined in the very First Amendment of the Bill of Rights". And we all pledge allegiance to - very, very beautifully - one nation under God.

The president also touched on a topic that he often discussed on the campaign trail - that our culture should welcome back people and say "Merry Christmas" around the holidays.

"We are stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values". As we approach the end of the year-you know, we're getting near that lovely Christmas season that people don't talk about anymore.

The President received a roaring approval from the crowd and a standing ovation when he mentioned the War on Christmas and how department stores and others have been bullied by political correctness. "We're saying 'Merry Christmas" again". "We know that parents, not bureaucrats, know best how to raise their children".

The National Park Service, however, has withdrawn former plans to mount the flag at the insistence of a vexed Secretary Ryan Zinke who wished to make certain "no rainbow flag would be flying on USA government property", reported New York City's Gay City News.