The president wrestled with one of Jesus’ key commandments ― to love your enemies ― at an event traditionally used to promote unity.
Just now: "How many of you love someone with whom you disagree politically?" pic.twitter.com/zf3kD739fV
— Jack Jenkins (@jackmjenkins) February 6, 2020
Catholic leaders should boycott this event in the future if it continues in this vein. Because it is no longer the occasion for prayer with the President, and is no longer prayer in any meaningful way, but is an exercise in spite, contempt and vanity.
— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) February 6, 2020
This prayer breakfast is not about honoring God & being a prophetic voice, but an attempt to use religious activities as cover for irreligious politics & policy actions.
— Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (@RevDrBarber) February 6, 2020
Is there a prophet like Nathan in the room? “Thou art the man.” https://t.co/P12nMfKdw6
— Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (@wilsonhartgrove) February 6, 2020
American nationalism camouflaged as Christianity is on full display today at the #NationalPrayerBreakfast. Some Christians are more committed to Trump than to Christ. But this is nothing new. In Ancient Rome many deserted Christ and said, “We have no King but Caesar.” pic.twitter.com/0z9XC6myks
— Shane Claiborne (@ShaneClaiborne) February 6, 2020
White Christian supremacy was on full display this morning at the #NationalPrayerBreakfast.
Remember, Jesus is Lord. If you’re Christian and declare someone else as lord, please check your Christianity.
Have a blessed day!
— Tuhina Verma Rasche (@tvrasche) February 6, 2020
Trump's comments showed a “level of candor” when he insinuated he would not love all his enemies, according to @sr_simone.
— CAPfaith (@CAPfaith) February 6, 2020