Prominent liberal pastor: Praying for Trump is ‘theological malpractice that borders on heresy’

Despite the biblical command to pray for “all those in authority,” one prominent liberal pastor says doing so for President Donald Trump is “theological malpractice” that could be heretical.
The Rev. Dr. William Barber, a member of the national board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina, spoke out against those who prayed with Trump after a photo, which was circulated on social media, showed religious leaders meeting with the president last week.
Such an honor to pray within the Oval Office for @POTUS & @VP .
— Johnnie Moore ن (@JohnnieM) July 12, 2017
During an appearance Saturday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” Barber called the practice of praying for Trump “theological malpractice bordering on heresy.”
“When you can P-R-A-Y for a president and others while they are P-R-E-Y, preying on the most vulnerable, you’re violating the sacred principles of religion,” he told host Joy Reid.

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