The Proper Rev. Mariann Budde, the Episcopal bishop of Washington, is outraged by President Trump‘s choice to make use of St. John’s Episcopal Church for a photograph opp amid the protests over the homicide of George Floyd.
Police cleared protesters out of the streets near the church utilizing tear fuel and rubber bullets in order that Trump and his workforce may go to the church for a photograph opp.
Trump gave a brief speech exterior of the church whereas holding a bible in his hand.
“I’m outraged,” Budde advised the Washington Post. “I’m the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and was not given even a courtesy name, that they might be clearing [the area] with tear fuel so they may use considered one of our church buildings as a prop, holding a Bible, one which declares that God is love and when every part he has mentioned and completed is to enflame violence.”
She added, “I’m past. We want ethical management, and he’s completed every part to divide us, and has simply used one of the sacred symbols of the Judeo-Christian custom.”
Budde denounced Trump and mentioned she doesn’t need him talking for the church.
“I don’t need President Trump talking for St. John’s,” she mentioned. “We so dissociate ourselves from the messages of this president. We maintain the teachings of our sacred texts to be so, so grounding to our lives and every part we do, and it’s about love of neighbor and sacrificial love and justice.”