Mike Pence, the Republican vice presidential candidate and governor of Indiana, speaks at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., on Wednesday. He urged Christians at the evangelical college to forgive Donald Trump.
Mike Pence, the Republican vice presidential candidate and governor of Indiana, speaks at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., on Wednesday. He urged Christians at the evangelical college to forgive Donald Trump. Steve Helber The Associated Press
Mike Pence, the Republican vice presidential candidate and governor of Indiana, speaks at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., on Wednesday. He urged Christians at the evangelical college to forgive Donald Trump. Steve Helber The Associated Press
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

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A wrong turn for the religious right

October 12, 2016 5:45 PM

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

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