Media Goes Ballistic Over President Trump’s Message to Christians: 7 Surprising Things You Should Know

Craig HueyDeep State, Donald Trump27 Comments

President Trump recently invited America’s leading evangelical pastors and leaders to the White House for a special dinner.

The media took exception to this event and attacked the president for catering to Christians … and for using a single word during his talk with them.

The left went ballistic over this word…

Here are 7 things you should know about this meeting:

  1. About 100 evangelical leaders attended the dinner.

Some of the well-known Christian leaders were:

  • James Dobson
  • Richard Lamb
  • Reverend Franklin Graham
  • Reverend Lonny Floyd
  • Gary Bower
  • Greg Laurie
  1. Also in attendance from the Trump administration:
  • First Lady Melania Trump
  • Jared and Ivanka Kushner
  • Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen
  • Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson
  • Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services
    Alex Azar
  • Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback
  • Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway
  • Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders
  1. President Trump gave a formal introduction to everyone in attendance.

“We’re here this evening to celebrate America’s heritage of faith, family and freedom. As you know, in recent years, the government tried to undermine religious freedom. But the attacks on communities of faith are over… Unlike some before us, we are protecting your religious liberty,” he said.

“In the last 18 months along, we have stopped the Johnson Amendment from interfering with your First Amendment rights… We’ve taken action to defend the religious conscience of doctors, nurses, teachers, students, preachers, faith groups, and religious employers…

“We reinstated the Mexico City Policy [President Reagan] first put into place… We proposed regulations to prevent Title X taxpayer funding from subsidizing abortion. I was the first president to stand in the Rose Garden to address the March for Life…

“My administration has strongly spoken out against religious persecution around the world, including the persecution of Christians… We’ve recognized the capital of Israel and opened the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem…

“Every day we’re standing for religious believers, because we know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the center of American life. And we know that freedom is a gift from our Creator…

“Together, we will uplift our nation in prayer, defend the sanctity of life, and forever proudly remain one nation under God.”

  1. At this extraordinary gathering, President Trump also shared his heart a number of times with attendees.

This is where he got in trouble with the media.

In casual conversation, Trump warned of the consequences of losing control of Congress in the November midterm elections.

“They will overturn everything that we’ve done, and they’ll do it quickly and violently, and violently,” he said.

“When you look at Antifa and you look at some of these groups, these are violent people.”

  1. The media seized on the word “violently” and turned it into the word “violence.”

Notice that Trump didn’t use the word “violence” … that word doesn’t go with the word “quickly.”

The media likes to twist President Trump’s words and turn them into different words … and then isolate the changed words from their context.

They made it sound as if Trump was predicting civil war if the Democrats took control of Congress in the midterm elections … and that the “violence” would be committed by his own supporters.

  1. Halfway through the dinner, President Trump stood up and did something extraordinary.

He asked anyone who wanted to, to come up and say a few words to the gathering.

And they did.

And most of them, being preachers, preached. They shared their hearts and their minds…

They encouraged the president … they prayed for him and for his family…

And they prayed for you and me.

  1. The politicians, the media and the Deep State bureaucrats attacked the event before, during and after.

But it certainly was an open door to the Christian community … which I thank the president for.

At least two progressive news outlets accused the president of “falsely” telling the Christian leaders that he had “revoked a law prohibiting charities and churches from giving formal political endorsements” – a reference to the Johnson Amendment.

Technically, a president can’t unilaterally “revoke” a law passed by Congress.

But to claim that President Trump spoke untruthfully is splitting hairs…

He took the teeth out of the Johnson Amendment by issuing an executive order directing the IRS to not punish churches for endorsing political candidates – just as former President Obama took the teeth out of U.S. immigration law with his DACA executive order.

The media attacked the event … the prayers … and the fact that President Trump has Christian support.

In all, this was an unusual and powerful way for the president to reach out to Christians, tell them what he’s done, and ask for their prayers.

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27 Comments on “Media Goes Ballistic Over President Trump’s Message to Christians: 7 Surprising Things You Should Know”

  1. I love it! President ZTrump knows the power of prayer in unity! Praise God.
    I believe he make great progress with Christian leaders.

  2. BRAVO!! Thank you Jesus for hearing our prayers…amen…we need strong people with a conviction of The Holy Ghost that is there for them, to strengthen, encourage and guide them with God’s wisdom. Our President desires a Congress who supports his agenda. We need more Christians in our government, a government who isn’t afraid to pray and call on Jesus for His blessings upon them and our land. Amen.

  3. There is a good read on President Trump called: The Faith of Donald. J. Trump
    Lots of history on his family and up bringing, which makes sense as to the HOW he does things.

  4. Praise God for His answers to prayers, those in authority seeing their need to bring the Lord in the midst of all things.

  5. This Country is privileged to have a President who is growing up in Faith and showing us/world that our Hope is in God. I pray for President Trump and his team everyday.

  6. Regardless of one’s political belief on President Trump, Christians’ should support him. His policies are supporting our values. And in the end, we must answer for our help or lack there of…”Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

    1. Amen. I agree with your comment. God takes the “foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and the God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty” (I Corinthians 1:27). From the very beginning, Donald Trump has been the “foolish thing” that nobody could understand–this is called the “wisdom of God”. Barack Obama who claimed to be a Christian, never sounded, looked, nor acted like one. What he stood for and the things he did, were all in opposition to what God wanted. He arrogantly and defiantly opposed God. Here we have a man who promotes Christianity, morality, and the things that God wants, and even God’s own people stand against him. He is not a perfect man–and who is?–but he does have the best interests of our nation and its people in his heart. No man will always make the right decision all the time, but President Trump endeavors to do the very best he can for everyone. It is not about politics, it’s about the preservation of our republic as “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” God very seldom gives us what we want but He will always give us what we need–He is greater than us and knows far better what we need. When God does it, it’s always good for us.

      The Word of God doesn’t tell a disciple of Christ to “like a person”, but it does “command” us to love them–this is, Jesus said, “A new commandment I give unto you.” I am for President Trump because God is, and President Trump is for God. I can get beyond President Trump’s faults and see his needs. And he needs the body of Christ praying daily for him and the will of God to be done in his life. If we pray and not talk, criticize, name-call, accuse, judge, and treat him with utter disrespect and hatred, God will do what only He can do in the man’s heart, and the changes we all want to see will happen. But first, the change we want to see in Trump, needs to happen in us. Jesus said: “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone…” Which one of us can honestly say we don’t sin and haven’t sinned? Which one of us can honestly say we’re perfect and need no help for anything in our life? Christians should be the presidents’ biggest cheerleaders right now, next to Jesus Himself. We should be for his success because if he succeeds, we succeed, and the devil will always be defeated, and God will continue to move forward with “His” agenda for the entire nation!

  7. Thank you for the informative article. It is refreshing to see our President stand up for Christians and against those who always attack people of faith.

  8. The far left hates the good that President Trump is accomplishing. It’s funny (not ha ha but peculiar) that they brag how they will raise of our taxes if they get into office. They seem to think that we’ll be so excited to vote for them. Please vote for the Republicans. If we go back to the way it was, our country will suffer greatly! Who knows if it will ever recover.

  9. You can only be punished by the IRS if your church voluntarily registers as 501c3 tax exempt corporation. Churches don’t have to, and never had had to register with the government to be approved.

    1. That is correct, Paul. However, if churches relinquish their tax-exempt status, or don’t file as a 501(c)(3) corporation at all, their donation income will suffer catastrophically. Anyone who itemizes deductions on their tax returns will shift their charitable contributions to tax-exempt organizations exclusively.

      1. Phil,
        Catastrophic might be the correct word – I don’t know. I have asked several folks (note that “several” doesn’t even swing the formal survey meter!), and they said that the tax exemption is good, and they enjoy it, but they would still donate without it. Several others give cash, because they believe it’s between them and God – and of course they get no write off for that. I’d like to believe that many people are not as interested in the tax write-off as is believed.

        1. As a tax professional who works with a significant number of clergy clients, I can tell you there is a lot more to lose than just donation income. If a church does not obtain or gives up the tax-exempt status of a 501(c)(3) organization, the ordained clergy staff will lose many tax benefits they have come to rely upon.

          Without the tax-exempt status, the organization cannot ordain in the first place and the minister will lose the tax-free housing allowance, the ability to “opt out” of the social security system (if they object to receiving “public welfare” (social security) benefits based on earnings as a minister and the ability to not pay social security taxes on certain employee business expenses. This will be especially hurtful to ministers of smaller congregations who rely upon the tax free housing allowance to provide for their families.

          This is an area where one should consult an experienced professional before making that decision.

  10. Thank you for the insightful article Craig Hewey, it increases a hope filled and joy filled Spirit. I am thankful for your wrightings.


  11. Thank you Craig. I love President Trump. He is my President. It is funny in that I receive surveys and questions from him all the time. He wants my opinion and I give it and he has listened. I am thankful for a President that loves his people.

    Thank you for your voter guide.

  12. Craig Huey, Thank you for this great article about President Trump. Shamefully, I have not prayed for him as I ought. Starting right now though, I will lift him up in prayer as well as his family; and all the elected official that support him and his policies. Thank you Tirzah for your great insights as well. President Trump does love his country; and you’re right Tirzah we all have faults. Yes, I’m praying now for our President. To God be the glory; and thank you Jesus that President Trump is our President in such as time as this.

  13. Craig Huey, thank you for this website and coming to Magnolia on Sunday, Oct 21. I am sharing your website and love the articles. Tirzah had a great admonition for everyone. Appreciated it! Am sharing on Facebook.

  14. Thank you for the inspiring thoughts and prayers and actions on the part of our leaders and believers who stand for the truth of God’s Word by the way they choose to live and to support the actions they speak about. God bless you.

  15. Thank you true Christians for giving support to our country to come back and remember this is God’s Country. We must honor God’s wisdom and his great direction for his country and his children! God has given the word to be BOLD for God! God is about love not hate! We are children of the king not of things! Pray for wisdom and direction all the time. God is so faithful! TRUST GOD not people!

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