Georgia Baptists comment during Fox News/Google GOP debate


One of the leading stories ramping up to next week's Iowa caucus is where the evangelical voter block will go. The last two Republican nominees to win Iowa – Mike Huckabee in 2008 and Rick Santorum in 2012 – came out on top those years with evangelical voters. On Thursday night Huckabee and Santorum were in Iowa again, but sharing a stage with leading GOP candidate Donald Trump, who skipped out on the debate hosted by Fox News and Google over perceived antagonism from Fox, particularly via moderator Megyn Kelly.

Georgia Baptists joined others in watching the debate and commenting on Twitter. Cindy Evers, a women's ministry leader out of Northside Baptist Church in Tifton, posted earlier about the "undercard" debate on Carly Fiorina's foreign policy.

717 CEvers

Early on, comments were directed at moderators and attempts by candidates – one in particular – trying to take advantage of a Trump-less stage.

930 Whitt Senior pastor, Abilene Baptist Church, Martinez

930 Potts Lead pastor, First Baptist Church Emerson

932 Stone Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Blackshear

934 Sanchez Education/Evangelism pastor, Northside Baptist Church, Valdosta

935 Dorough Senior pastor, Riverbend Baptist Church, Gainesville

937 Gaddis Pastor, First Baptist Church, LaFayette

939 Sanchez

Chris Sanchez, education/evangelism pastor at Northside Baptist in Valdosta, gave a two-part tweet on the issue of immigration.

941 Sanchez

942 Sanchez

Commentary also included Trump's event televised on CNN, healthcare, and the expected Democratic nominee.

945 Whitt

953 Braswell Director, Middle Baptist Association, Sylvania

1016 Dorough

1019 Dorough

Editor, The Christian Index Editor, The Christian Index

1051 Sanchez

Justin Carter, pastor of Bellview Baptist Church in Rockmart, and Dorough brought some final thoughts on the evening.

1117 Carter

1120 Dorough

candidates, debate, GOP, politics, president, technology, Twitter