Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin and Other Christian Entertainers Speak Out About Trump Presidency

(PHOTO: REUTERS/MARIO ANZUONI) Yolanda Adams performs "Jesus Is Love" during Lionel Richie's lifetime achievement tribute at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California June 29, 2014.
Yolanda Adams performs “Jesus Is Love” during Lionel Richie’s lifetime achievement tribute at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California June 29, 2014.

Evangelical Christians proved to be a driving force behind Donald Trump winning the 2016 presidential election, but some high-profile Christian entertainers have voiced their disagreement with fellow believers who supported the candidate. 

According to the Fox News exit polls, white evangelical voters helped seal the deal for President-elect Trump. Similarly, a study conducted by WPA Research and commissioned by Family Research Council, shows that 1 in 3 Hispanics and a significant number of African-Americans also voted for him as well. And that 59 percent of Trump voters were impacted by the Republican Party’s pro-life and pro-religious liberty stand.

For Yolanda Adams, the gospel music singer and host of “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show,” Trump’s big win is a symbol that there are still issues in the nation. She took to social media to warn evangelical Christians that she would be keeping a close eye on their decision.

“The #Election is OVER!! I’m convinced now more than ever that #GOD is MY SOURCE,” Adams wrote. “If it showed us anything, it’s that ‘we have YET to overcome.’ So let’s watch and see if a #Republican controlled #government is the answer that all our Evangelicals told us it would be.YES WE ARE WATCHING YALL!!”

It seems Adams is not the only person keeping watch. Best-selling Christian author Mandy Hale of titles like I’ve Never Been to Vegas But My Luggage Has and Beautiful Uncertainty warned Christians that they were being duped by Trump.

“Wonder how long will it take for ‘Christians’ to realize just how gravely Trump duped them,” Hale questioned on Twitter. “Honestly I don’t even feel stoked about identifying as ‘Christian’ anymore. I’ll just call myself a follower of Jesus.”

Hale added that she was so affected by Trump being named president-elect of the United States that it shook her faith.

“This shatters parts of my faith in humanity, in my own faith, and in this country that I don’t think I’ll ever get back,” she wrote.

Hale went on to rebuke Christians whom she said weren’t allowing her to grieve in a moment in which she was hurting.

“Ppl telling me how to feel today: Stop. Ppl telling me that I just need to focus on God: Stop,” she wrote. “I’m allowed to grieve. I’m allowed to mourn.”

After sharing a comment from Lecrae, the author further expressed her own feelings.

“I know God is in control. But so did Jesus when He wept for Lazarus,” Lecrae wrote in a message that Hale retweeted, adding, “This is the perfect expression of what I’ve been feeling today but have been unable to put into words.”

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
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