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Accused of heresy: Pastors praying for Trump

17th July 2017

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Laying hands on someone is a particularly intimate act for Evangelicals, communing with people and with God at the same time. As The Post's Sarah Pulliam Bailey wrote: Jesus' apostles in the New Testament would touch believers. It's seen as a sign of responsibility or authority. Many Christians lay hands on those who are being ordained in the church.

But things start to get dodgy when the practice is brought out of the church and into, well, the Oval Office.



Cleve R. Wootson Jr | Read the full article at Independent

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