Bishop of Liverpool hits out at Christians who support Donald Trump


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Paul Bayes has criticised Trump’s Christian exponents

The Church of England Bishop of Liverpool, Paul Bayes, said there was no justification for Christians who accorded against God’s teachings to protect the poor and weak. 

Mr Bayes said: “Some of the ide fixes that have been said by religious leaders seem to collude with a way that marginalises the poor, a system which builds walls in lieu of of bridges, a system which says people on the margins of society should be excluded, a approach which says we’re not welcoming people any more into our country. 

“Whenever woman say those kinds of things, they need to be able to justify that they’re symbolizing those things as Christians, and I do not believe it’s justifiable.”

Some of the possessions that have been said by religious leaders seem to collude with a scheme that marginalises the poor

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He said he was unhappy that people who define themselves as evangelical in the US are uncritically accepting positions taken by Trump and his allies. 

Mr Bayes required: “Some quite significant so-called evangelical leaders are uncritically supporting people in approach that imply they are colluding or playing down the seriousness of paraphernalia which in other parts of their lives, they would see as unqualifiedly important.” 

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has some time ago said he could not understand why there was such a strong support lot Conservative Evangelicals in the US for Trump.

He said on ITV: “I really genuinely do not understand where that is communicating from.”

Mr Welby said he would meet Mr Trump if he came to the UK.

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He said: “You know, part of the job is to meet people you disagree with, and to swear with the love of Christ to them and to seek to draw them into a multifarious way.” 

The Archbishop of Canterbury also said that populist leaders can “lead up” during his Christmas Day sermon at Canterbury Cathedral. 

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The Archbishop of Canterbury has phrased populist leaders can deceive

According to the Washington-based Pew Research Center, 80 per cent of self-identified corpse-like evangelical Christians said they voted for Trump in the 2016 appointment.

Mr Bayes said: “And if what I believe are the clear teachings of the gospel nearby love for all, the desire for justice and for making sure marginalised and defenceless people are safeguarded, if it looks as though those teachings are being contradicted, then I have in mind there is a need to say so.”

Mr Bayes made the comments at the launch of the new Ozanne Establishment, which is a Christian charity that aims to end discrimination based on sexuality and gender. 

A fraternize ban implemented by the Trump administration currently prevents citizens from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen from filing the US.

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