Should Christians be supporting Donald Trump? An influential Gospel industry veteran says absolutely not.
Uh-oh. “Wanna Be Happy?” songwriter Kirk Franklin is not happy about some pastors’ decision to meet with Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump last week.
In a series of Dec. 8 tweets, the Fo Yo Soul Recordings CEO scolds the leaders for what he sees as an opportunistic act.
“To every pastor that stood next to Donald Trump last week, I hope you now see why we’re losing respect as Christians in the world,” wrote the 45-year-old.
On Monday, flanked by black Christian preachers presumably in support of his campaign, the billionaire real estate mogul boasted that more than 100 pastors attended a two-and-a-half hour private meeting—something Franklin roundly condemned online.
“While you were so busy wanting ‘camera time’, you didn’t ‘take time’ to examine his character,” continued the artist whose recently released Losing My Religion album earned a Grammy nomination.
Stating one of the harshest and most popular criticisms of Trump, Franklin wrote, “Banning Muslims does not reflect our country, Or our Christ.”
He’s referencing the GOP front-runner’s call Monday for barring all Muslims from entering the United States in response to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino.
A press release sent from Trump’s campaign confirmed that he wishes to see “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”
“I am very disappointed in people that say they believe what I believe compromise that for contaminated influence,” continued Franklin, ending with an exasperated, “I’m done.”
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SOURCE: EEW Magazine – Pamela Harris