Calif. church to stop praying for president by name, says ‘Trump’ is ‘literally a trauma trigger’

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2017 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. China's Foreign Ministry has rejected President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion that he might use support of Taiwan as a bargaining chip in future negotiations between the two sides. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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,”

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I think k is time to leave them to themselves and let them scream, stomp their feet, and cry themselves to sleep! Like the spoiled brats they are.
I agree. This also goes to show the depth of their faith. We're supposed to be loving,caring, kind, FORGIVING,CHRISTIANS, I suppose that part was missed.

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.

Amen, brother!

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.

Sounds like the end of the world to me.
I expect the world will soon stand still and the Donald will make the universe come crashing down from the sky.
God help us.

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.

Amen!

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Horrible: Democrats Set The Constitution On Fire With Fraudulent Impeachment

House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning after an investigation that violated fundamental provisions of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The investigation of the president began with the complaint of a so-called “whistleblower” who turned out to be a rogue Central Intelligence Agency employee, protected by a lawyer who had called for a “coup” against Trump in early 2017.

Democrats first demanded that the “whistleblower” be allowed to testify. But after House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was found to have lied about his committee’s contact with the “whistleblower,” and after details of the “whistleblower’s” bias began to leak, Democrats reversed course. In violation of the President Trump’s Sixth Amendment right to confront his accuser, Democrats refused to allow the “whistleblower” to testify. They argue the president’s procedural rights, even if they existed, would not apply until he was tried in the Senate — but they also invented a fraudulent “right to anonymity” that, they hope, might conceal the whistleblower even then.

Schiff began the “impeachment inquiry” in secret, behind the closed doors of the Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility (SCIF) in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, even though none of the testimony was deemed classified. Few members of Congress were allowed access. Schiff allowed selective bits of testimony to leak to friendly media, while withholding transcripts of testimony.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), having allowed the secret process to unfold, legitimized it with a party-line vote authorizing the inquiry. The House resolution denied President Trump the procedural rights enjoyed by Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, and denied the minority party the traditional right to object to witnesses called by the majority.

Rather than the House Judiciary Committee, which traditionally handles impeachment, Pelosi also deputized the House Intelligence Committee to conduct fact-finding; the Judiciary Committee was turned into a rubber stamp. Schiff held a few public hearings, but often failed to release transcripts containing exculpatory evidence until after they had passed.

In the course of the Intelligence Committee’s investigation, Schiff quietly spied on the telephone records of his Republican counterpart, Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA). He also snooped on the phone records of a journalist, John Solomon; and on the phone records of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, acting as President Trump’s personal lawyer.

Schiff’s eavesdropping violated both the First Amendment right to press freedom and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel. Yet he proceeded undeterred by constitutional rights, publishing the phone logs in his committee’s report without warning, confirmation, or explanation, alleging that Nunes and the others were part of a conspiracy to assist the president’s allegedly impeachable conduct. When Republicans on the Judiciary Committee asked the Intelligence Committee’s majority counsel, Daniel Goldman, to explain the phone logs, he refused to answer,

Ironically, Schiff had done exactly what Democrats accuse Trump of doing: abused his power to dig up dirt on political opponents, then obstructed a congressional investigation into his party’s and his committee’s misconduct.

Democrats’ articles of impeachment include one for the dubious charge of “abuse of power,” which is not mentioned in the Constitution; and one for “obstruction of Congress,” which in this case is an abuse of power in itself.

Alexander Hamilton, writing about impeachment in Federalist 65, warned that “there will always be the greatest danger that the decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt.” Democrats have fulfilled Hamilton’s worst fears.

The Trump impeachment will soon replace the 1868 impeachment of President Andrew Johnson — which the House Judiciary Committee staff actually cited as a positive precedent — as the worst in American history.

In service of their “coup,” Democrats have trampled the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Republic has never been in greater danger.

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