Bishop Paul S. Morton, the former pastor of Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church in New Orleans, was listed among the 100 black church leaders that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said would be endorsing him Monday, Nov. 30. But Morton, who in 1994 founded the Full Gospel Baptist denomination and has pastored in Atlanta since Hurricane Katrina, said in a tweet Friday that it’s not true that he’d be endorsing the candidate.
“I was asked 2 meet with Mr Trump too,” Morton tweeted, “but I refused because until he learns how to respect people you can’t represent me thru my endorsement.”
The word “too” that Morton uses in his tweet is significant because he’s not the only black religious leader who says his or her name has been wrongly included on a list of Trump endorsees.
Corletta J. Vaughn, pastor of Holy Ghost Cathedral in Detroit, criticized the candidate on her Facebook page. So we can assume she won’t be endorsing him. She wrote, “Trump is an insult and embarrassment. But he represents the country we have become. ZERO experience. Flaunting a ticket of unbridled bigotry, sexism, racism and everything that is wrong with America.”
A Facebook post from Bishop Clarence McClendon of Los Angeles post may get to the real issue. McClendon, who said he was invited to a Monday morning with Trump but won’t attend, writes, “The meeting was presented not as a meeting to endorse but as a meeting to engage in dialogue.”
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SOURCE: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune