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Pastor Prays Trump Will Have 'Meekness Of Christ' (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Bishop Wayne T. Jackson prayed that President Donald Trump would have "the meekness of Christ" during the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20 (video below)

Jackson spoke his prayer after Trump was sworn in, notes The Christian Post: "We bless President Donald J. Trump. We ask that you give him the wisdom of Solomon, the vision of Joseph and the meekness of Christ. Solomon who kept peace among many nations, Joseph who dreamt better for the people, and Christ who accepted us all."

Jackson heads Great Faith Ministries in Detroit, which was the scene of a protest by New Era Detroit in September 2016.

The group protested Jackson's lavish lifestyle that includes a Rolls Royce and a mansion.

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An activist named "Zeek" told WJBK how the church asked for money:

They started the offering at $1,000. And then they said if you don't have $1,000 then do $300. If you don't got cash, then we got ATM machines. I don't understand that logic. I don't understand that way of thinking and I don't understand that, to be what religion is...

This guy has networks, churches, fancy cars, million dollar houses. And there's babies in this community that is going without food at night. Somebody has to be frustrated about this enough to do something that will get people's attention and that's what New Era Detroit did

Another religious speaker at Trump's inauguration was televangelist Paula White, who was investigated (along with other prosperity preachers) by the U.S. Senate in 2007, reported Yahoo! Finance.

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The investigation found that White and her then-husband, Randy White, owned a $2.6 million home in Tampa and a $3.5 million condo in Trump Tower in New York City.

The couple reportedly received housing allowances for both homes, and were each paid more than $1 million even though their church, Without Walls International, defaulted on a $1 million loan in August 2008 and ended up filing for bankruptcy.

Jackson and White have not been accused of any crimes.

Evangelist Franklin Graham also spoke at the inauguration: "Mr. President, in the Bible rain is a sign of God's blessing. And it started to rain, Mr. President, when you came to the platform."

Sources: The Christian Post, Franklin Graham/Facebook, WJBK, Yahoo! Finance, Fox Business via YouTube / Photo credit: Great Faith Ministries International

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