Donald Trump visited a black church in Detroit on Saturday. Which was a major move for the republican candidate. Even though Trump has repeatedly reached out to the black community, and to a lesser extent, the faith community. On Saturday, he hopes to resonate within the heart of the black community of faith.
Donald Trump spoke briefly to the congregation at Great Faith Ministries International. Then he made an unusual move. He spent more time off stage than on. He wanted to talk directly to the congregation. Not just from the stage but face to face. Heart to heart.
“If you want a strong partner in this journey, you will vote for me. I will never let you down.”
As a result, the media has made a big deal out of the fact that the campaign asked for submitted questions before the private interview with the pastor.
Who are they trying to kid? Donald Trump is absolutely right to be a bit weary of questions. It’s not like the media isn’t looking for ways to make him sound like a racist.
Rather than speaking into slanted megaphone of the mainstream media, Donald Trump is taking his message directly to the black church.
Unlike Trump’s detractors, the Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, who pastors the church, had no problems with the preparations at all. It seemed his intentions were completely honorable. The Bishop wanted to allow his congregation to hear Trump’s message to the black community. Isn’t that what freedom is all about?
How refreshing is that? For a Bishop to invite a political figure into their house of worship. That’s what we need more of. That’s how America came out of the bondage of slavery. Churches spoke truth to their congregation, they believed in their own freedom of speech.
The other point the media is seizing on is the fact that the campaign issued “scripted” answers to said submitted questions.
This is the one that seems to make the media salivate.
“Are you a Christian? Do you believe the Bible the inspired word of God?”
This is a very relevant question coming from a church that proclaims the Bible as the inspired word of God. However, Donald Trump’s answer isn’t good enough for some.
“As I went through my life, things got busy with business, but my family kept me grounded to the truth and the word of God.”
“I treasure my relationship with my family, and through them, I have strong faith enriched by an ever-wonderful God.”
That sounds completely truthful. No, spouting Christianeeze to portray himself as something that he’s not. It’s clear by his relationships. His family is a priority in his life. He sees goodness and even God through their love.
That’s what God intended us to see within our family. That’s why God presents himself to us as “God the Father.”
Besides, it’s been reported that Doctor Dobson believes that Donald Trump is, what Christian’s call a new convert to the faith, a “baby Christian.”
Therefore, those of us who claim Christ as our Savior, have one responsibility. And that is to pray for Donald Trump–especially as he reaches into strongholds of economic bondage, and the lies of darkness.