On the White House Twitter account, Gateway Church worship leaders Cody Carnes and Kari Jobe gush about Donald Trump’s work for the “marginalized” and all the great things the administration is doing. Watch:
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 9, 2019
In this taxpayer funded video, the two Christian singers tell viewers that the administration is helping marginalized people. She said:
But the thing that moved me the most is just how everyone is so for making sure we’re changing people’s lives and not leaving those that are marginalized and those that have been trafficked and those that are…A lot of times for those of us who don’t work in the White House, it can look really big and something that we can’t really end. But they are working to end these things and change these things. And I’ve just been in tears all day. It’s been incredible. I’m just so thankful to be a part of this today and to see what God is doing in our White House.
Carnes followed by saying the “faith community” was involved:
So many good things happening for the faith community and for the world. And things that we all believe in in the faith community that can change the world are being supported and are happening in this house.
In the comments under Carnes’ and Jobe’s tweet, Jobe’s college roommate left a message that confronted this rosy assessment with bright light. Jory Micah wrote:
I don’t even know what to say at the moment. Kari was my Bible college roommate. I am so sad to see @karijobe fall into nationalism. I know she knows Jesus. I know it. I know she loves the marginalized, but she is ignoring immigrants being abused by Trump & corruption. pic.twitter.com/UaDli1avhG
— Jory Micah (@jorymicah) December 10, 2019
In October, no refugees were settled in the U.S. for the first time since the 1980s. There is an ongoing humanitarian crisis happening at our Southern border. Recently, a migrant teen boy died of the flu while in custody of U.S. Border Patrol. I could go on to discuss the Kurds and the faith community there that Trump left to be slaughtered by the Turks.
There is reason to believe the Administration’s rhetoric on human trafficking is faulty. Many of their policies toward migrants and refugees actually make trafficking worse. But because Christian leaders have stars in their eyes, they won’t challenge what they are being told or do any independent research. Because Trump and Pompeo say it, it must be true.
Christians are supposed to be monotheists. However, in the age of Trump, there are two gods in many of their lives, and as I have written before, Trump shall have the preeminence.
UPDATE: Bethel Seminary professor Andy Rowell has a list of the worship leaders who attended the Dec. 6 event at the White House.