Donald Trump to meet Evangelical leaders, conservatives: Southern Baptist Convention president Ronnie Floyd eager to 'get to know' Trump

Southern Baptist Convention President Dr. Ronnie Floyd is eager to get to know the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the latter's upcoming closed-door meeting with evangelical leaders and conservatives.

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"I was honored to be invited, and I'm genuinely interested in getting to know the person who could be the next president of the United States," Dr. Floyd said in an interview with The Christian Post.

"I am highly interested in a deeper understanding and the genuineness of his commitment to appoint strong conservative justices for our Supreme Court," he added.

Dr. Floyd shared that he plans to ask Trump regarding his Supreme Court nominees, his stand on pro-life and religious liberty, and racial reconciliation. He criticized how all the candidates remained silent on these issues he deem important. He claims that as someone who has worked on bringing healing to the racial divide of the organization when he was only starting as the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, he wants to know how Trump will "bring together a divided country."

The invitation-only event is scheduled on June 21 in New York City and will be attended by the top names in the evangelical and conservative groups. President of the Family Research Council Tony Perkins told Time that the goal for the event is for them to get to know Trump and his state policies further.

"I want to be actively supportive of a candidate who can help turn this nation around. With Trump, I'm not there yet. I hope to be there, but I'm not there right now," Perkins told Fox News.

On the other hand, NewSpring Church Senior Pastor Perry Noble is not too eager to attend the said event. He wrote on his website last week that he's one of those exclusively invited but called the event a "hypocrisy."

Perry added that Trump has already spent enough time "proving himself."