The following are excerpts from a news report, dated January 31, 2019, under the headline "Sarah Huckabee Sanders claims God wanted Donald Trump to be president" and subheading "Sarah Huckabee Sanders has just come out with a rather eccentric claim about US President Donald Trump".
Apparently Donald Trump’s presidency was a literal act of God.
During an interview earlier today, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed the President’s gig was part of a higher calling.
“I think God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times and I think that he wanted Donald Trump to become president,” Ms Sanders told Christian Broadcast Network News. “And that’s why he’s there, and I think he has done a tremendous job in supporting a lot of the things that people of faith really care about."...
Mr Trump identifies as a Christian, and white evangelical voters largely supported his rise to the top job.
According to exiting polling results, 81 per cent of white evangelical Protestants voted for Mr Trump in the 2016 federal election — a higher number than those who voted for George W Bush, John McCain or Mitt Romney.
Today, polling shows they continue to overwhelmingly favour him.
....Mr Trump’s alleged affairs do not seem to have impacted this demographic’s perception of him.
In 2016, a Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) survey asked whether “an elected official who commits an immoral act in their personal life can still behave ethically and fulfil their duties in their public and professional life”.
In October 2016, shortly after the release of Mr Trump’s infamous “grab ’em by the p***y” tape, 72 per cent of white evangelical Protestants gave the answer: “Yes.”
By contrast, in 2011 under the Obama administration, just 30 per cent of this demographic said so — a trend Slate described as a “retreatment from moral judgment of him”.... (End excerpts)
Trump's spiritual advisor teamed up with a resurrectionist, I'm literally speechless....
PAULA WHITE, TRUMP’S “SPIRITUAL ADVISER” JOINS FACEBOOK RESURRECTIONIST FOR “MIRACLE CRUSADE”
Given the scandals involving President Trump’s advisors in recent weeks, the following question might appear to be inconsequential and/or unworthy of serious discussion in the 21st century. However, considering the unprecedented access and influence afforded to Paula White-Cain, the President’s chosen “spiritual advisor” who also serves as chairwoman over the President’s Evangelical Advisory Board, I feel the American people deserve to know the White House’s official position on… raising people from the dead via Facebook. ...
According to an announcement made last week, Paula White has officially joined the upcoming “Mega Miracles Crusade Against Cancer” hosted by controversial, ” David E. Taylor, a self-appointed “apostle” who claims having done just that in a 2016 Facebook post titled “Raised from the Dead! David E. Taylor Commands Her to Live Through Sending a Text Message Through Facebook – Releasing the Supernatural Resurrection Power of God! She Lives!“ (I should note that at the time of this writing, the alleged recipient of such miraculous recovery is still not available for comment nor have any major news outlets bothered to cover this amazing feat. Why? Because it is just too ridiculous to be given any airtime.
Meanwhile, the official “spiritual advisor” to the President of the United States and chairwoman of the President’s Evangelical Advisory Board is going on tax-free “miracles” tour with a man who claims, among other things (all without evidence), to raise people from the dead. Need I really go on?
...While I understand how many mainstream evangelicals might have concerns over Paula White’s failed marriages or allegations of infidelity with fellow faith-healer Benny Hinn, I am not personally a prude. Much has already been said about her pretend doctorate or how she hired the same lawyer as Bill Cosby and Charlie Sheen to threaten suit against the press. It is not even the official Senate investigation into her ministry’s finances that I find to be alarming; the $2.5 mil mansion, the $3.5 Mil condo in Trump tower, the private jet – these have somehow become an accepted “norm” of prosperity-preaching televangelists. Given my own time in ministry, it is the lifelong non-disclosure agreements required by her staff and the mid-flight diversions to the Cayman islands that give me additional pause. Yet, it is White’s latest partnership with a death-defying “apostle” that should should be the final straw.
In the official announcement found on the Joshua Media Ministries website, Taylor invites attendees to, “Bring every person you know that has cancer, is bound to a wheelchair, or has any other manner of sickness or disease. The Father and Jesus will be coming to personally touch, deliver, and set you free!… My staff put packages together that will help you arrange your travel…” Indeed, packages are offered for $2,166. Though, when you consider that your Stage IV lung cancer will be driven from your body, it’s actually one heck of a bargain! Of course, Paula White and “Apostle Taylor” will continue their “take” 100% tax-free under the guise of “religious freedoms” awarded to clergy.