Several Evangelical leaders laid hands and prayed over President Trump in the Oval Office on Monday, the Washington Post reports.
Photos of the prayer gathering, which included Vice President Pence and Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, were posted by Johnnie Moore, a media specialist who works with ministries and pastors.
— Johnnie Moore ن (@JohnnieM) July 12, 2017
“Evangelicals, especially those who consider themselves more charismatic, often lay hands on individuals during prayer,” writes the Post. “In the New Testament, the apostles would lay hands on believers, often using it as a sign of responsibility or authority. Many Christians lay hands on those who are being ordained in the church.”
Megachurch pastors Paula White of Florida and Mark Burns of South Carolina, former Republican Rep. and Trump adviser Michele Bachmann (Minn.) and three Southern Baptist pastors discussed issues such as religious freedom, judicial nominees, criminal justice reform and the Affordable Care Act.
Earlier this year, Bachmann claimed that gay people were working hand-in-hand with Islamist terrorists and the Black Lives Matter movement to undermine American values.
Bachmann, who represented the 6th Congressional District of Minnesota from 2007 until 2015 and served on Donald Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board during the election, said in an interview with WorldNetDaily that gays, black activists, and radical Islamists have apparently decided to “work together” against the new President.
In 2014, Bachmann told a conservative radio show that the “gay community” was pushing an agenda of “deviancy,” “tyranny” and child rape.
She warned that the gay community will “abolish age of consent laws, which means we will do away with statutory rape laws so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually. That’s the deviance that we’re seeing embraced in our culture today.”
Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne said he prayed for “supernatural wisdom, guidance and protection” for Trump. “Wow — we are going to see another great spiritual awakening,” he wrote in a Facebook post.