Pastor Facing Backlash Over His Prayer at President Trump's Rally

August 06, 2018Aug 06, 2018

Over the weekend, President Donald Trump held a rally in Lewis Center, Ohio. Trump’s visit came ahead of Ohio’s 12th congressional district special election, which takes place on Tuesday, August 7th.

At the rally, Trump encouraged the public to get out and vote in order to fill Congress with more Republican seats, reported USA Today. The President campaigned for Republican candidate Troy Balderson who is running against Democrat Danny O'Connor.

Pastor Gary Click was the faith leader who opened the Ohio rally in prayer. In a social media post, Click revealed that he was “honored” for the opportunity.

"Tonight, I pray that You will protect our President and his family with a shield of faith, Lord, that shield of faith against the fiery darts of the wicked one, Lord, against that jungle journalism (that) extorts the truth and distorts honesty and integrity every single day, gets in his face with lies and mistruths and innuendos," Pastor Click prayed. "Lord, protect him."

The pastor faced backlash over his bold prayer. Some felt that Click praying against “jungle journalism” was an act of failing the constitution, while others were upset a pastor was praying for Trump in general.

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