Trump Derangement Syndrome has apparently infected some church houses across the fruited plain.
Last week Franklin Graham called on pastors to hold a special day of prayer for President Trump. On Sunday the president made an unannounced visit to McLean Bible Church where Pastor David Platt delivered a moving prayer before the congregation.
Washington Post points out it was a peculiar choice because the pastor is known for his opposition to materialism and has preached that the church should not promote nationalism.
And former White House staffer Cliff Sims told Christianity Today, Platt had been conflicted about possibly speaking at a White House prayer breakfast.
Knowing that, I find the pastor’s prayer and pastoral leadership even more admirable — and dare I say – Christ-like.
However, some in the congregation were reportedly offended by the notion that a preacher would dare to soil the “sanctity” of the church house by praying for a fellow sinner.
Pastor Platt posted a note about Sunday’s prayer on the church’s website — perhaps to soothe the wounded souls of the Trump haters in the pews.
“My aim was in no way to endorse the president, his policies, or his party, but to obey God’s command to pray for our president and other leaders to govern in the way this passage portrays,” Platt wrote in a letter to the congregation.
By the way, let’s clear up some of the fake news surrounding what happened, too. Politico incorrectly reported Pastor Platt apologized for the prayer. They later corrected the story.
The pastor’s letter to the church was simply an explanation of the events leading up to the prayer as well as a biblical explanation of why he prayed for the president.
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