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Laci Lamb, 6, of Lucedale, Miss., wears a beauty pageant dress her mother made for her before Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump speaks at a campaign pep rally, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The Trump deportation proposition

Just as Donald Trump began to gain traction as a serious candidate for president he offers a disclaimer.

In this Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, photo, republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) ** FILE **

Trump, power of positive thinking, evangelicalism

Donald Trump has said that he's winning support from Evangelical Christians who he describes as ""incredible people who are really smart, and they want to see our country thrive." But exactly who is he talking about? The Tea-vangelicals? The social-justice evangelicals? Trump's "Evangelical" supporters are the Christmas-church-going, Protestant work-ethic, Manifest Destiny believing, can-do capitalists. They are in every denomination and none. They think of themselves as Christians but they see no real need to have every aspect of their lives aligned with an arcane morality.

In this Aug. 29, 2014, file photo, Josh Duggar, executive director of FRC Action, speaks in favor the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Days after he confessed to cheating on his wife and a pornography addiction, the ex-reality star checked into a long-term treatment center, his parents said Wednesday, Aug.26, 2015, on the family's website. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

5 religion news items for Thursday August 27

America is a profusely religious nation, a fact proven by the daily headlines. We post 5 quick news stories on religion here each day, briefly annotated, to keep you up on a small slice of what is happening in the world of religious news.