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Gospel singer Donnie McClurkin thinks Christians should stop protesting Donald Trump and stay in church and pray for him.

In an interview on fellow gospel singer Erica Campbell’s radio show, McClurkin said, “We need to know what our vote really means and how to utilize it. But I don’t want us to get caught up in this protest. The protests do nothing but rile [people] up. It causes people’s anger to rise up and it gives us a false sense of involvement.”

When Campbell disagreed, stating that protests can bring about change, McClurkin suggested that Christians just stay in church and pray.


“Now is our time to pray for him. This is the job of the church,” he said. “Let the world protest but the job of the church now is to go into prayer and pray that, number one, he succeeds, because if he fails, we have to deal with the consequences as a nation.”

In a bit of irony, Campbell’s sister Tina caught some hell some weeks ago when she suggested that Christians pray for Trump and even went as far as to support some of his decisions.

While it may be true that some spiritual enlightenment will be needed to survive over the next four years, just staying shut in church and praying that Trump does right by people does not sound like a good idea.

Even Jesus himself flipped over tables when he saw some foulness in the church.