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>> this is "nightline." >> tonight inside the final 30. holy voters. >> as christians we should vote for the platform and not the person. >> but this year the republican candidate -- >> there's disgust on both sides. >> causing a >> some alarmed by the sinful rhetoric. >> what a national disgrace. >> others toeing the party lines. >> for me it's strictly biblical, why i'm supporting donald trump. >> how evangelicals are casting their votes. >> plus, does this election have you stressed out. >> i feel like i have a dark cloud over my head.
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thank you for joining us. the evangelical vote has belonged to the republican party for decades, but this year some are having trouble reconciling their christian values with donald trump's language. we are look at the spiritual divide inside the election series, inside the final 30. >> you'll be a friend to of faith in this country. >> i'm casting my hat with them, and not with the demagogue. >> there's disgust on both sides. >> i can't just brush off trump's comments as locker room talk. >> reporter: for evangelical christians across america, this election has caused a schism. >> the church is a place of unity because of price. >> reporter: the top of the gop
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has many of the faithful at an impasse. >> i don't know what i said. >> such a nasty woman. >> sunday morning, dallas, going to church. the fellowship church. ed young said it's a choice between being stabbed or shot for evangelicals. ? >> reporter: ed young leads the more than 20 fellowship church. young, diverse, cool. hip center christianity. >> it's all about jesus. would you pray with me? >> reporter: good for the soul, but we're here to talk about the presidential campaign. >> it's a sad, sad commentary on our culture that these are the two that we're left with. >> reporter: evangelical christians voting their values. >> the economy is a huge focus for us. >> pro life would be an important issue for me.
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candidate that best reflects godly principles. >> reporter: it's made them in past elections a crucial gop constituency from ronald reagan to george w. bush, but for many of them, some of what they've seen and heard from donald trump is hard to stomach. >> it's disgusting, but it's on both sides. >> reporter: what's a christian stood? >> we vote for the platform and not the >> reporter: pastor young said he would not his ministry to support a candidate. if donald trump called you -- >> he has. >> reporter: he did? >> not himself, but some of his people. >> reporter: what did they say? >> they wanted me to attend this rally and group and i said no. >> reporter: why? >> i don't want to be in a
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vote for donald trump. i just want to be able to talk about jesus. >> reporter: but for all their angst about this election, they've made up their minds. come on, you're going to vote for trump? >> uh-huh. >> reporter: right? >> yes. >> reporter: 900 miles away across the bible belt in south carolina near greenville, a town with fewer people than pastor young preaches to on any given sunday, there's a different kind the harvest praise and worship center. get me to the church on time. this is a house church. christianity began in house churches. it is home to pastor burns. nice to meet you. >> welcome. >> hello, republicans. >> reporter: unlike ed young, pastor burns accepted donald trump's invitation and quickly became one of the trump
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delivering a fiery speech at the republican national convention. >> help me elect the next president of the united states of america. >> reporter: his church may be small, but his reach is wide. >> here we just have a small church studio where we do a lot of christian television. a large part of our audience is on tv. >> this is the colors that you night. >> reporter: there he is. >> that is the >> reporter: burns is one of the few african american pastors supporting donald trump. >> a donald trump administra administration. >> reporter: did you pay a price as a black leader for meeting with donald trump and supporting him? >> i don't want to say pay a price, but we did go through some battles. we also believe in the power of prayer, and we're going to pray for you live right here and now. >> reporter: burns doesn't
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conflicts with his faith. do you think donald trump has god on his mind and heart as he campaigns and as he looks toward governing? >> i don't understand donald trump is qualified to lead anybody's church or qualified to even lead a bible study. but do i believe he talks to god in reference to the direction of our country? i can say absolutely, yes. >> reporter: have you ever god for forgiveness? >> i'm not i just try to do a better job from there. i don't think so. >> reporter: donald trump once said he's never asked god for forgiveness. that sounds un-christian. >> donald trump was trying to say i don't want to bring god in the mix of my failure. i want to try to do it right and make it right to you. i'm not just going to make it spiritual and then still do you wrong. >> reporter: but other evangelical christians feel a
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>> when you're a star, they let you do it. you can do anything, grab them by a [ bleep ]. >> reporter: in a scathing op ed in "christianity today" they proclimb claimed, quote, enthusiasm for a candidate like donald trump gives our neighbors ample reason to doubt we believe jesus is lord. >> we saw christian women leaders who don't typically weigh in coming forward. >> reporter: the tibblmagazine, it was one o last straw. >> i'm one among many women sexually abused, misused, talked naughty to like we liked it. we didn't. as a victim of sexual assault, i tell you about devastation wreaked on women and girls by predatory men and boys who think women like it. >> reporter: even after the tape
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leaders in this country. >> i'm concerned when i see these leaders continuing to support trump, that they are actually fore saking their responsibility to up hold the dignity of women for political expedience. >> reporter: in the red state of kentucky at the very conservative christian southern baptist theological seminary, dr. denny burke is pulling no punches. i guess you don't >> yeah. . >> reporter: in his blog he called trump an extinction level event writing he must never be allowed during the oval office, ever. >> he already has divided conservati conservatives. >> reporter: for most a choice must be made. >> are you going to vote? >> yeah. >> reporter: for who? >> i know who i'm not voting
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party candidates? >> yeah. >> reporter: there are people who listen and say traitor. what do you say? >> to fellow christians concerned about the unborn, i think they're right and i share it. you have a lot of people looking at two dumpster fires and trying to figure out which one burning less brightly. >> reporter: not inspirational, but for most americans that's just 2016. overcoming election stress. with the help of meditation. and later, a look at oprah's brand new list of favorite things. simulation initiated. ? [beeping]
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? stress is nothing few americans. it's almost our national past time, but this election is pushing some people over the dredge, dread over the outcome turning some friends and family against each other. we set out to help voters in one swing state accidezen. >> she has tremendous hate in her heart. >> i feel very stressed right now. >> this is not someone who should ever have the nuclear codes. >> i haven't been sleeping well at night. >> people have both sides of the fence feel stressed out about it. >> the worst election i think i ever remembered in my lifetime. >> this election leaving you
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you might be suffering from election stress disorder. >> is it a disorder. i think it's tongue and cheek, but i think there's stress impacting people around the election. >> reporter: according to one study more than half americans are feeling anxious or stressed over this election. >> it's a catastrophe. they're looking at worse case scenario possibilities if their candidate doesn't win. >> reporter: i read doctors around the country are reporting things like sleep problems, compulsive cleaning. are you seeing things like that? >> yes. >> reporter: i find during the dakotas i'm stress eating. >> such a nasty woman. >> reporter: now i really feel like i'm on the couch with you. i guess i am. >> why don't you lie down? >> reporter: i should lie down. as it turn out, i'm not alone. we decided to head to the battle ground state of pennsylvania to see how voters are coping. >> here we are in philadelphia.
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people are genuinely and i think often justifiably freaking out. it's turning some family living rooms into battle grounds. would you describe yourselfs as stressed about the election? >> yes. >> having a sexist bully, having his if i thinker that close to a nuclear weapon scares me. >> reporter: she's pro clinton. >> i don't trust clinton. i think people are old politics. i'm a big believer in women's rights. >> why would you vote for donald? >> reporter: they've been married 25 years and this is the first time this happened to them. >> the stress has been fun. >> we were on our way, i was dressed. heels. i got out of the car. it was moving. this one thinks he's funny. he said wouldn't it be funny if
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lawn and you put two or three hillary signs? i said there's nothing funny about it. i was so mad that i left. and i walked over -- i -- i'd have to do it, but i think it might be closer to five miles home. he thought it was over, he came home, and there was a suitcase. >> reporter: you walked to the precipice of separation? >> yeah. >> reporter: what do you advise about a situation >> don't talk about politics. >> reporter: some people are using puppies and kittens to get through the season. even hillary clinton prescribes this method. >> it makes you want to unplug the internet or just look at cat pictures. >> reporter: the experts also recommending turning off your tv, not right now, though, unplugging from social media, exercising, and then there's another method that i personally swear by, meditation. going to make america calm
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brought in a nonpartisan ringer, a meditation teacher from canada. are people here feeling stress about the election? >> yeah. >> i had it. i'm tired of the social media and watching my friends, my family fight with each other. >> i don't think that trump is a decent human being and i don't want him to represent our country. >> reporter: is it stressful to be in a room with people supporting the other candidate? >> no. i believe we're all entitled to one of us is right and one of us is wrong. i was just kidding. just kidding. i was trying to be funny. >> reporter: given the depths of the problem in terms of our divisions here, do you think medication actually could scale to be a useful force? >> absolutely, i do. it allows people to make better decisions, and we need a world where people are making better decisions. >> we'll start with a few deep breaths. >> reporter: we'll come back to
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progress with election enlightenment later. you can do something proactive. we're going to meet a couple that has done that. >> it's counter programming against the vistrial we're getting from most of the media. >> reporter: how has the stress been showing up? >> i feel like i have a dark cloud over i'm a lot grumpier than i used to be. that's how we started this project to put 28 artists from all over the city holding happy signs to premind us that isn't armageddon. >> people stop by the door and read the sign and step back and look up. they get this smile on their face. >> reporter: in their studio, my producers and i pick the words
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of our own election stress. meanwhile back at the yoga studio. >> i feel a little lighter. >> definitely. i think that was exciting. >> reporter: everyone including us, seems to be surprised by what 15 minutes of meditation can do. >> regardless of the outcome, we're going to need to bring peace to ourselves every day. >> we have to see each other as more than labels and republican and a trump or hillary supporter. we have to see each other as people. >> even though our candidate may not get elected or the world is going to end, i think we need to generally have practices like this happen more often so more people can feel the way we do right now. >> reporter: this is dan harris meditating in philadelphia. >> thanks to dan. if you want a guide at meditation, we posted one for free. when we come back, oprah's 2016
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i'm tom o'halleran, and i approve this messsage. paul babeu oversaw a place of horrors as headmaster of a school for at-risk youth.
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arizona deserves better. arizona's largest newspapers endorse tom o'halleran for congress. "the republic" says, "elect tom o'halleran. his words match his work." and "the daily star" said, "o'halleran puts the common good above party politics.
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finally tonight, a favorites list from one of our favorite people. it's that time of year again. >> so exciting. oh, my god. >> oprah's favorite things. a tradition for over a decade. even parodied on snl. oprah's favorite things for 2016, ranging in price from a free app to $1500 television. this year oprah giving up behind the scenes look at her selection process. her list including a pasta pot that drains it. a suitcase with its own charging dock. and, of course, pajamas. a onesie sported by oprah available for $40, but all she wants for christmas? >> i think the most special gift

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