Heresy is the crime of going against the established religious teachings, usually Christianity. One of the most important parts about the Christian faith is prayer and another is selflessness. Recently a bunch of clergy prayed for Donald Trump and because the NAACP is the silliest of all organizations, they have condemned this as an act of heresy. Just because they claim to be a civil rights group doesn’t mean they are not still liberals and don’t suffer from not understanding what words mean.
The News & Observer reports that recently a group of religious leaders gathered in the Oval Office. They laid hands on President Trump and prayed that God would give him guidance, wisdom, and protection. Apparently this managed to piss of the NAACP and more specifically the president of the North Carolina chapter.
Rev. William Barber is both a man of God (debatable) and the head of the NC NAACP. He took his outrage to (where else?) MSNBC. On AM Joy, he told Trump-hating host Joy Reid all about this religious crime he witnessed when the clergy prayed for Donald Trump.
“It is a form of theological malpractice that borders on heresy when you can p-r-a-y for a president and others when they are p-r-e-y, preying on the most vulnerable. You’re violating the most sacred principles of religion,” said Barber.
Good Christians pray for everyone, even their enemies. How many times have you seen a victim’s family say in court that they are praying for the person who murdered their loved one? I’m not trying to suggest Trump is a murderer, just that praying for someone, anyone, is not a sin; it’s what is expected from Christians. If Barber were actually a real Christian, he would also pray for Trump despite disagreeing with him on policy.
And that’s what it comes down to. Barber has been a vocal critic of President Trump, not so much on policy, but rather race. Based on nothing, Barber thinks Trump is the most racist person to ever exist. Isn’t bearing false witness some kind of sin?
While religious leaders praying for Trump is hardly heresy, I did managed to find a heretic here. Back in January Rev. William Barber compared Rep. John Lewis to Jesus Christ. If you ask me, that is the real “theological malpractice” and something that doesn’t just border on heresy but is heresy. You’d think that as a man of God, he would know you don’t go around comparing mortals, especially dipshits like Lewis, with our Lord and Savior. Actually, that might be blasphemy, but it’s still a sin.
What Barber is trying to do with religion is the same thing liberals are trying to do with democracy. They don’t like Trump so they are doing everything they can to delegitimize him and his presidency. Ironically, in saying that praying for Trump is heresy, Barber really is committing heresy because he’s going against the teachings of the church to attack a person he doesn’t like.