No Surprise! Prayer for President Sparks Backlash

No Surprise! Prayer for President Sparks Backlash

A powerful photo of faith leaders laying hands and praying for President Donald Trump is trending on the web, but the trend is full of backlash and criticism not to mention speculation. The picture was taken during a meeting with the Faith Advisory Board. The board meets on occasion to speak on important issues in the Christian community. Author and evangelical leader Johnnie Moore posted an image of the group prayer to Twitter on Tuesday evening and so did Rodney Howard-Browne a Christian preacher and evangelist from Florida. Critics immediately turned a moment of payer for our president, into an apparent admission on guilt in recent allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. 

Pastor Rodney Howard Browne posted a captivating image of faith leaders praying for President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Monday. On his Facebook page Howard-Browne described the opportunity to pray for the nations leader as:

“Yesterday was very surreal for @ahowardbrowne & I, Thirty years ago we came from South Africa to America as missionaries."

“Yesterday I was asked by Pastor Paula White-Cain to pray over our 45th President - what a humbling moment standing in the Oval Office - laying hands and praying for our President - Supernatural Wisdom, Guidance and Protection - who could ever even imagine - wow - we are going to see another great spiritual awakening #ovaloffice #westwing #whitehouse #washingtondc.”

The picture was also posted and shared by others present, but now it is being shared by thousands of users on social media and the backlash from the liberal media did not waste one second to launch their attack.  CNN immediately tied the meeting to reports the administration has become unhinged following the latest allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, which authorities believe conducted a cyberwar and hacking campaign in a bid to disrupt the November election. CNN host Erin Burnett reacted to the picture saying:

"Pretty Stunning" and "Very Strange" 

In the image, Trump is seen with his head bowed and surrounded by faith leaders, some of whom are resting their hands on him, all in an attitude of devout prayer. Newsmax reports that Johnnie Moore says the president's visit with faith leaders was not pre-arranged, and included Vice President Mike Pence and top presidential adviser Jared Kushner.

Some suggest the image symbolizes a dangerous erosion in the separation of church and state. One particularly emotional post cursed Moore and "the disappearing line between church and state. It's 2017 people; magic is a party trick for kids."

Moore calls the irate remarks "the most vile, vicious things I've ever seen or received in my entire life," adding: "What's so ironic is that the left sees all of us as the ones who are dangerous, who are dividing America. And yet I can tell you when conservatives lose, we lose with dignity, we lose with class. We get back and win the next time around. You know, we learn from our mistakes.

"That's not the case with the left. The left is in this sort of frenetic, emotional moment, they've lost all rationality, they care nothing about objectivity or truth, and they're just lashing out."

Moore tells Newsmax that he and his fellow faith-leaders were in the White House for an all-day meeting on policy that did not happen to involve the president.

"The president got wind that we were there and insisted that we come say hi," he explains.

Newsmax article / TRUNEWS contribution. 

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