"The power of our group of people together, I mean, if you add it up ... And yet we don't exert the power that we should have.Now, I think some of the churches are afraid of their tax status, to be honest," he said.The agreement granted freedom of worship to all, regardless of deity, and brought an end to the Age of Martyrs, which had begun after Jesus' death.His association with Christianity began with a fateful battle for control of the Western Roman Empire. Fourth-century historian and bishop Eusebius of Caesarea reported that before the great battle Constantine saw a flaming cross in the sky bearing the words "in this sign thou shalt conquer." Constantine did indeed conquer, routing and killing his enemy on a day that loomed large not only for the emperor but for the Christian faith.Constantine faced Western Roman Emperor Maxentius at the Tiber River's Mulvian Bridge in A. The next year Constantine, now the Western Roman Emperor, and Eastern Roman Emperor Licinius signed the Edict of Milan, which finally ensured religious tolerance for Christians.Emperor Constantine I is often credited with converting the Roman Empire to Christianity.In fact, though he ended the persecution of Christians and eventually converted, some historians debate the true nature of his faith.
"If I said that about Christians, and if I said 'banned,' I'm telling you I would have had less difficulty," Trump said Saturday. But Trump unequivocally embraced the evangelical Christian community throughout the start of his Saturday speech in Sioux Center, Iowa.
The real-estate mogul lamented that Christians do not wield as much political influence in the US as they could.
Billionaire businessman Donald Trump suggested on Saturday that he would have had "less difficulty" if he had proposed barring Christians from entering the US instead of Muslims.
Last December, the Republican presidential front-runner ignited a national firestorm by proposing to suspend all Muslim immigration and tourist travel into the US. I'm Presbyterian." Some of Trump's critics have questioned the sincerity of his faith, noting that the real-estate mogul recently said he doesn't like to ask God for forgiveness.
"When they don't want to say 'merry Christmas' in department stores anymore. When I see these stores, and they have a red wall and they have nothing on it.
I won't shop at places that don't say 'merry Christmas.' Guess what?