NAACP Chair Accuses Pastors Who Prayed With Trump of 'Theological Malpractice'

Posted: Jul 19, 2017 11:00 AM

You just can't make this stuff up. President Trump and his supporters have been targeted non stop by progressives and the mainstream media since he assumed office, but this may take the cake. Last week, a group of religious leaders were invited to the Oval Office to meet with the president. They took the opportunity, as religious leaders do, to pray for our commander in chief.

Johnnie Moore, founder and CEO of The Kairos Company, a public relations firm that works with several ministries, captured the moment.

The photo was roundly criticized.

At the forefront of the firestorm was North Carolina NAACP Chair Rev. William Barber II. In an interview with MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid, Barber accused the evangelical leaders of engaging in "theological malpractice." 

“It is a form of theological malpractice that borders on heresy,” he said. “When you can p-r-a-y for a president and others while they are p-r-e-y preying on the most vulnerable, you are violating the sacred principles of religion."

He used the Republican handling of health care as an example.

The “extremist Trump Republican agenda” takes health care from the poor and transfers it to the wealthy, he argued.

We haven’t seen that transfer of wealth “since the days of slavery,” he said, adding that the GOP health care legislation will kill thousands of people.

Reid just nodded in agreement.

Despite Barber's outrage, the fact remains that a significant amount of evangelical voters supported Trump in last year's general election. 

Let them pray.