When Donald Trump meets with several hundred Christian faith leaders in meetings next month in New York City, at least one prominent voice says he won't be there.
That's not to say he doesn't wish the presumptive GOP presidential nominee well.
In blog post Tuesday titled "Why I Am Not Going to NYC To Meet Trump," megachurch pastor Perry Noble said he wasn't going because he didn't think it was necessary. Calling it the "Trump Inquisition," he said it would be hypocritical of faith leaders to demand such a meeting with Trump if they didn't also have one with Mitt Romney in 2012.
I would bet if you took a survey of many of these same evangelical leaders that are going to the "Trump Inquisition" next month ... concerned about his lack of morality and stance on certain issues ... that you would find many of those same leaders did not have to have such a meeting with Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney - a Mormon!
(Stop it with the hate speech - I do NOT hate Mormons. It's just that the differences between evangelical Christianity and the Mormon religion are vast! And ... just so everyone is clear, I voted for Mitt, so there's that. I hope that calms SOME people down!)
What's the problem? Honestly, I see it as a bit of hypocrisy for a group of people to ask Trump to "prove himself" when the same group were leading the Romney bandwagon!
Noble, who is pastor of NewSpring Church, a megachurch located in Anderson, South Carolina, said he devoting his entire sermon July 17 to "how the Gospel should impact our worldview ... and how that translates into what a follower of Jesus should consider when choosing someone to vote for." The timing of the message will coincide with the Republican National Convention that will be taking place in Cleveland, Ohio.
In the meantime, he said he hopes "the meeting where Trump has to 'prove himself'" goes well. If not, he concluded, those evangelical leaders will have to "decide if they are feelin' the Burn [sic] ... or if the Clintons get the keys to the White House again."
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