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Mar 11, 2019 by Helena

Heresy to Sign Bibles? President Trump Did it

President Donald Trump attended an event at an Alabama church for survivors of a deadly tornado outbreak. He was trying to raise spirits by signing Bibles, so CBN News reports. But not everyone amused with this "act of kindness".

Hershael York, dean of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary School of Theology in Louisville, Kentucky, shared how he didn't understand why it was a bad thing. He continues to say that many presidents have done it before and emphasizes that President Trump only did what the people asked.

President Trump only did what the people asked

“Though we don’t have a national faith, there is faith in our nation, and so it’s not at all surprising that people would have politicians sign their Bibles,” he said.

But Rev. Donnie Anderson, executive minister of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches, disagrees and claims to be offended by this "stunt". She says it was just “calculated political move” by the Republican president to court his evangelical voting base.

For me, the Bible is a very important part of my faith, and I don’t think it should be used as a political ploy

“For me, the Bible is a very important part of my faith, and I don’t think it should be used as a political ploy,” she said. “I saw it being used just as something out there to symbolize his support for the evangelical community, and it shouldn’t be used in that way. People should have more respect for Scripture.”

Trump visited Alabama on Friday to pay respects to tornado victims. This tornado has killed 23 people and has left a trail of devastation.



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