Leaders of a California church have come to the decision to stop praying for the president of the United States by name, because they say “Donald Trump” is a “trauma trigger” for some parishioners.
Mike Kinman, the rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, said in a Jan. 6 open letter that the church is removing the names of all leaders from its prayers as a compromise to fulfill their duties as Episcopalians while also protecting the “vulnerable among us in this hour.”
“As Episcopalians, we pray for our leaders. It’s one of those things we do,” Mr. Kinman wrote. “If you come to All Saints this Sunday, you’ll notice that we have removed the proper names from our prayers for those in authority. Whereas before we prayed for ‘Barack, our president,’ we are now praying for ‘our president, our president-elect, and all others in authority.’ This practice will continue for at least the near future.
“We are in a unique situation in my lifetime where we have a president elect whose name is literally a trauma trigger to some people — particularly women and people who, because of his words and actions, he represents an active danger to health and safety,” he wrote.
“We can agree that Jesus loves Donald Trump and that we all should pray for him,”
I agree 1000%.
It's a pity we can't simply kick California out of the union, and take our tax$$$ with us!
This kind of crap pisses me off after eight years of undoubtedly the worst President the United Stats of America has ever had and now that we have a man with strong patriotic values and a strong sense of what America needs to regain her rightful place as the worlds only truly free nation ! Grow up Snow Flakes!!!
you call your self a church but we all know you are complete total frauds and you are not fooling God either.
If I remember correctly, the Episcopal Church, is also the Church that decided to let lesbian women become pastors, so I question their "Christianity", or true Christian values.
Remember that we are living in the advanced age of liars and because of this we can no longer believe anyone who would call themselves "Christians" or that they are attending a "Christian Church". The title Church is just a building for the majority of people not refering to the body of Christ, believers make up the true Church!
These are not Christians. They are Multicultural, Politically Correct, Muslims in denial.
These leaders are not true Christians. When a so called church refuses to pray for those in authority, they are not true Christians. Too many so called churches called themselves a church. The true church is the Body of Christ, which is every person, individual has has committed their lives to Jesus Christ. It is not the physical building where they dwell. So let them not pray. That is the choice of those with hatred, bitterness and jealousies. True saints, believers of the Lord God, Jesus Christ pray and is praying for our President Elect Donald Trump. You don't want everybody praying for you anyway. Be careful who prays for you. We have a new President who is showing us who the real haters of America are and it is about time that we see the real true heart of those so called Americans who really are full of evil. I thank the Lord God for finally blessing us with a real strong man who has a real wife and family, who loves America and the American People. Thank you Lord.
A lot of truth in your post right there, Deana.