Donnie McClurkin Says Christians Shouldn’t Protest but Should ‘Pray for’ Donald Trump

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Not quite sure what’s in the holy water of these churches, but gospel singer and minister Donnie McClurkin is the latest prominent Christian to come out in support of our brash, bumbling POTUS.

According to the Christian Post, the “We Fall Down” singer and pastor of the Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, N.Y., believes that Christians should leave protesting President Donald Trump to “the world” and shift their focus to voting and prayer.


“I don’t want us to get caught up in this protest,” said McClurkin to syndicated radio show host Erica Campbell, one-half of gospel group Mary Mary. “The protests do nothing but rile [people] up. It causes people’s anger to rise up and it gives us a false sense of involvement.”

While McClurkin said that he did not vote for Trump, he called for Christians to deal with Trump’s presidency with prayer instead of protest.

“Now is our time to pray for him. This is the job of the church,” he said. “Let the world protest, but the job of the church now is to go into prayer and pray that, No. 1, he succeeds, because if he fails, we have to deal with the consequences as a nation,” he said.

Campbell reportedly voiced her disagreement with McClurkin during the segment. Interestingly, Campbell’s sister, Tina Campbell said almost the same thing two weeks ago when she released an open letter on social media saying that she chose to “pray for and stand with” President Trump.


Read more at the Christian Post.

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