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Pastor John Gray is being slammed on social media for his recent meeting with Donald Trump at the White House. He along with Dr. King’s niece Alveda King, Pastor Darrell Scott and Bishop Harry Jackson met with the president on Wednesday.
SEE: Pastor John Gray pray a wonderful prayer for President Donald Trump.
Dr. King said, “We cannot influence a table we are not seated at. And so we pray this conversation will be fruitful and productive and honoring of the best traditions of this nation. — John Gray pic.twitter.com/6gV1yzCVoQ
— Shamel Lakin (@ShamelLakin) August 2, 2018
Pastor Gray immediately went on Instagram to do some damage control sharing that he prayed about the whether to attend this meeting. He writes:
“I asked the Lord when I was asked to be present in this initial meeting about potential prison reform – that could greatly end up benefiting many people who look just like me –‘Lord, do you want me in that room?’”
He also addressed his church in Greenville, South Carolina.
“I went as a man of God and I wanted to be heard, that if there’s anybody who thinks they’re above praying for people they don’t agree with, then you don’t have the heart of Christ. As a kingdom church, we have people from every walk of life and political persuasion and while we may not agree on everything, we agree on blood.”
See what critics had to say about the meeting below:
Adding John Gray to the list of slick ass, opportunist, using the Lord to enhance his bank account type dudes. Only good thing about Trump is how he exposes all these grifters.
— E (@EMcDSports) August 2, 2018
Looking at John Gray after that Trump meeting like… pic.twitter.com/5MbGzz6Ol5
— Bryan Lawson is Your Daddy (@310BMan) August 1, 2018
This was the absolute worst display of capitulation by faith leaders I ‘ve ever seen. Black preachers taking turns sucking up to @realDonaldTrump & never once challenging him on his hateful rhetoric, anti-Christian behavior, and divisive racist policies.
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) August 2, 2018