Presbyterian Church To Donald Trump: 'You're Fired'

Chris Lake

In the wake of Donald Trump's incendiary comments about barring Muslims entry into the U.S., there has been a growing tide of organizations and individuals seeking to cut ties with the real estate tycoon and presidential hopeful. The latest organization to attempt to cut ties with "The Donald" is none other than Rutgers Presbyterian, a church which is part of the Christian denomination claimed by Donald Trump.

According to the progressive publication Thinkprogress, Donald Trump's consistent claims to be a member of the Queens Presbytery has been a source of considerable embarrassment and discomfort to the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. It is well known that the denomination has publicly come out in support of gay marriage and other liberal policies. Additionally, the church as a whole has publicly committed to assisting the proposed intake of Syrian refugees. Both of these positions are directly opposed to Donald Trump's positions and statements.

It is still, however, possible for the Presbyterians to speak out in condemnation against anything they consider to be counter to their beliefs and teachings, and it seems that Rutgers Presbyterian's announcement is at least, in part, aiming to do just that. Rutgers Presbyterian is part of the same parishional division, or Presbytery, as the Jamaica Queens church which Trump claims as his first congregation.

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