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

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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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Libtard church of the poison minds.

Christians are supposed to be objective, and wise!! With wisdom , you'd think there would come some TOUGHNESS, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD !! OUR SOCIETY, AND " THE CHURCH",. IS IN WORSE SHAPE THAN I  THOUGHT !! 

A REAL Christian Church..., it's leaders and it's members would always remain positive with their prayers and never be negative or disrespectful to anyone especially a leader who has not even had a chance to show anyone anything yet.....!!  Calling him a " TRAUMA TRIGGER " is negative and unfounded at this point especially...!! SIMPLY UN-CHRISTIAN LIKE.....!!

I'm pretty sure their prayers wouldn't be heard anyway,considering the mentality of the church!
Sounds like false prophets run this church!

Was not George Washington a member of the Episcopal Church?

California is so mixed up it is a wonder that it can even stay connected to the United States of America.

The whole Country is INFILTRATED with " MIXED UP PEOPLE "...., CALIFORNIA does not OWN THE PATENT on that one John....!!

 

so very true the whole country is infiltrated with mixed up people

Yes John as probably most of the signers of Declaration of Independence were as well. In fact George Washington prior to the American Revolution  had been directed from the Church of England to conduct prayer service as lay reader for parishioners in absents of a priest or bishop.

more cowards

Pasadena is not recognizable from 6-7 years ago, hot & cold running Muslims everywhere, all the classy restaurants, and stores along Colorado Blvd. gone, just a bunch of empty store fronts with homemade signs designating "Fire Sales", "Lost our Lease" etc.  Once a fun place with lots of great restaurants, stores  is now a Wasteland, but the Muslims have arrived.   Shame.  Met Presbyterian Preacher on plane flying to California, prior to Election, and they were all in for Hillary.............strange ,supposedly "Godly" Organizations promoting the Secular Commie Atheists.

I do not see how any Christian can support either liberalism, progressivism or Bernie or HBeast.

IMHO, the reason so many "Christians" did, is that pastors are not doing their jobs very well.

People need to understand world views and the Christian world view, in order to understand THEIR world view, and the repercussions of all of this social engineering and favored classes bullsht.

Many of them have bowed down to the dollar instead of God.  Look at how many so-called religious groups have taken to helping illegals...........because the government gives them HUGE "donations" if they do...

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A convicted pedophile who abused almost 200 children was stabbed to death in North Yorkshire, England, on Sunday.

Richard Huckle, 33, from Ashford, Kent, was given 22 life sentences in 2016 after he admitted to sexually abusing 71 kids whose ages ranged from six months to 12 years between 2006 and 2014, according to the BBC.

The report said Huckle was attacked with a makeshift knife while inside his cell at the Full Sutton Prison.

At the pedophile’s trial in 2016, investigators said they found over 20,000 indecent photos and videos of his assaults, which were shared with other pedophiles via a site on the dark web called The Love Zone.

Reports said that prior to his arrest, Huckle posed as an English teacher and Christian volunteer worker in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he groomed impoverished children.

In one of his online posts, Huckle reportedly wrote “Impoverished kids are definitely much easier to seduce than middle-class Western kids.”

Reports said he attempted to make money from his crimes by crowdfunding the release of the photos.

“Huckle also created a 60-page ‘how-to’ guide for other pedophiles seeking to evade being caught, and kept a scorecard and points system regarding the children who were abused — leading investigators to speculate he may have as many as 200 victims,” a Fox News report stated.

At his sentencing in 2016, Judge Peter Rook condemned Huckle for his heinous crimes he said had become routine for the pedophile.

Rook commented:

Your offending behavior became entrenched in your everyday life. Your life revolved around your sexual activities with young children. Your distorted beliefs in respect of children are deep-seated. Your self-delusion knows no bounds. It is also clear that, had you not been arrested, you planned to continue the same lifestyle using the expertise that you were keen to show off to and share with other abusers so as to continue your sexual exploitation of the children of such communities.

Reports said prior to his death, Huckle refused to cooperate with authorities when they tried to unlock a cache of encrypted files he had access to that may contain the names of victims and other pedophiles, according to Fox News.

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