It was already insulting that presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has already proven to have very little respect for black pastors, (see Why Black Pastors Cozying Up to the Donald (Trump) Is the Wrong Thing for the Black Church…), was invited to speak to a Christian school, Liberty University, on the federal holiday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the greatest black pastors to have ever lived. But I’m doubly insulted that he is trying to pass himself as protector of Christianity and incorrectly quoting the Bible while doing so. In his attempt to quote the school’s verse, he says, “Two Corinthians 3:17″ rather than “2nd Corinthians.” To be fair, the Bible is not known for having easy-to-pronounce words, and people get things wrong all of the time when it comes to quoting the Bible. During my speech on racial reconciliation at my church on Sunday (it went well by the way 🙂 ), I made a note to pronounce Philemon correctly because it is one of those obscure books in the Bible that few people talk about so I’m not as familiar with it. And people are always saying “Revelations” when the book is actually “Revelation.” Mistakes like that when you are not a Biblical scholar are to be expected, but if you are quoting a school’s Bible verse in front of the school while trying to present yourself as a champion of Christianity, you come off like a duplicitous dullard…
His disastrous attempt to dupe Liberty University comes a day after his revealing interview with Jake Tapper was aired on CNN. Tapper asks him about a crazy statement he made last year when he said he has never asked God for forgiveness! Instead of cleaning up his statement, he claims he is above forgiveness again by stating, “I like to be good. I don’t like to have to ask for forgiveness, and I am good. I don’t do a lot of things that are bad. I try to do nothing that’s bad. I live a very different life than probably a lot of people would think. I have a very great relationship with God, and I have a very great relationship with evangelicals.”
Christianity is all about forgiveness! Jesus’ death was in vain if we didn’t need forgiveness! His couplet of statements back to back should show that he doesn’t deserve to come up on Christians which is what he is trying to do. In fact, comeuppance should be in order. And this post better be a warning to Christians who have been supporting his supposed Christian coup d’état.