US News Trump and his bible: furious American religious leaders

00:50  03 june  2020
00:50  03 june  2020 Source:   france24.com

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WASHINGTON — Lawmakers and religious leaders — including the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington — voiced outrage after police Mariann Budde, bishop of the Washington diocese, said Tuesday that Trump held up the Bible in front of St. John's "as if it were a prop or an extension of his

Donald Trump brandit une Bible devant l'église épiscopalienne St John à Washington, le 1er juin, 2020. © Brendan Smialowski Donald Trump brandishes a Bible in front of St John's Episcopal Church in Washington, June 1, 2020.

American religious leaders denounced police brutality in Washington on Tuesday and castigated Donald Trump's decision the day before to have demonstrators violently dispersed to be photographed in front of a degraded church, a bible in hand.

"It was traumatic and deeply insulting in the sense that something sacred was diverted for a political posture," denounced on public radio NPR Mariann Budde, the Episcopalian bishop of Washington.

According to her, the republican billionaire, who counts among his supporters a number of evangelical Christians, used "the symbolic power of our sacred book and held it in his hand as if it were the justification of his positions and his authority ".

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At the time of the dispersal, "the demonstration was completely peaceful" and there was "no justification" for the use of force, said the bishop.

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The objective was to clear the field towards Saint John Church, an emblematic building nearby belonging to the Episcopalian Church which had been degraded on Sunday evening by thugs. The president went there on foot, surrounded by members of his cabinet, to be photographed there, a bible in hand.

Other episcopalian officials from New England (north-east) in a statement denounced an act "shameful and morally repugnant", the president wanting to "pretend to have the support of the Christians and that of the Episcopalian Church" by engaging in to this photo shoot.

Tuesday's visit by the President and the First Lady to the National Sanctuary of Saint John Paul II, in the northeast of the federal capital, also made the Catholic hierarchy jump.

"I find it disconcerting and reprehensible that a Catholic site allows it to be hijacked and manipulated in such a blatant way (and) that violates our religious principles," said Archbishop of Washington Wilton Gregory in a statement.

The sovereign pontiff, who died in 2005, "certainly would not have endorsed the use of tear gas and other deterrents to silence, disperse or intimidate (the demonstrators) to be photographed in front of a place of prayer and of peace, "he added.

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