Conservative Christian entertainer Kirk Cameron said in a recent interview Christian voters are flocking to President Donald Trump because they can see “socialism and communism” on the horizon.
Speaking to Fox News, the “Growing Pains” star said people of faith are worried a Democratic president like Joe Biden would reimagine the U.S. as a socialist or communist country.
“I see people of faith waking up to the scary idea that socialism and communism are knocking on our doors this Halloween season, and they’re disguised in the costumes of public health and social justice,” he said.
Ahead of Election Day, Cameron said the enthusiasm for the incumbent President Donald Trump — who won a majority of evangelical Christians over in 2016 — is off the charts.
“I can tell you that, as I travel the country and teach in churches, I’m seeing a couple of things that are just astounding,” he said. “The enthusiasm level for people going out and rallying for a presidential election is unbelievable: 96-mile car trains, 30,000 vehicles, 58,000 people in Pennsylvania. Regardless of the side of the aisle you’re on, this enthusiasm level is unprecedented.”
“America’s Newsroom” anchor Trace Gallagher pointed to a recent Fox News survey that found white evangelical support for Trump at 74%, with 24% going to Biden.
Cameron also attacked California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) for, amid the coronavirus pandemic, declaring “going to church non-essential and Thanksgiving with all my grown children in my living room non-essential.”
The 50-year-old actor said the governor’s progressive mandates is why he participated in a “Non-Essential” voting outreach in early October. Other event participants included conservative activists Dinesh D’Souza, Charlie Kirk, and Cissie Graham Lynch, granddaughter of the late Rev. Billy Graham.
“It’s been an incredible time to fight back and grab our essential liberties,” Cameron added.
The celebrity’s comments came after Trump declared in late October he now identifies as a non-denominational Christian. In 2016, he told voters he was a Presbyterian.