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Religious leaders condemn President Trump's "stunt"

Posted at 8:39 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 21:05:31-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Some religious leaders across the country did not appreciate what President Donald Trump did yesterday in Washington.

Trump walked to a church and held up a Bible. He did so while Secret Service used tear gas to disperse crowds that are said to have been peaceful demonstrators.

"It certainly appears that a man who has little regard for this sacred text is using it simply as a prop," Lexington United Interfaith Encounters Director Stan J.R. Zerkowski said.

Trump's walk to St. John Church, while peaceful protesters were tear gassed along the way, has left religious leaders in Central Kentucky almost speechless.

"There was nothing people could observe that made the connection between his actions and standing in front of a place of worship with the sacred scriptures," Father Jim Sichko said. "There was no respect with what the president did yesterday, it was simply a stunt."