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Marian Edgar Budde, D.C. bishop, blasts Donald Trump over St. John's Church photo op

Added 06-01-20 10:22:02pm EST - “The Episcopal bishop of Washington said she was "outraged" Monday evening about President Trump's visit to the facade of the church across the street from the White House and effectively accused him of profaning the church she oversees.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “D.C. bishop blasts Trump over church photo op, ‘abuse of sacred symbols’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Episcopal bishop of Washington said she was “outraged” Monday evening about President Trump’s visit to the facade of the church across the street from the White House and effectively accused him of blasphemy.

Bishop Marian Edgar Budde accused Mr. Trump in an interview on CNN, of “abuse of sacred symbols” by holding up a Bible in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church without telling the diocese.

“The president just used a Bible … and one of the churches of my diocese without permission as a backdrop for a message antithetical to the teachings of Jesus,” Bishop Budde said.

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“I am outraged,” she said, adding that she only learned while watching TV of the Trump visit to the church, which had been attacked by protesters Sunday night.

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