10 Reactions to Trump's Evangelical White House Dinner

4. Thomas Kidd

Thomas S. Kidd
Baylor history professor Thomas S. Kidd |

Kidd, a history professor at the world's largest Baptist university, took to Twitter to voice his concerns with the dinner and thrice-married Florida Pastor Paula White's role in it.

Reports have indicated that White, who is criticized by many as being a prosperity Gospel preacher, gave the president and first lady Melania Trump a Bible during the dinner that was signed by several leaders who attended.

Kidd argued in a tweet that White has seemingly become the "spokesperson for American evangelicals" and asserted that White's new "spokesperson" status was "brought to you by obeisance to Donald Trump."

During Trump's presidential election campaign in 2016, White was viewed as "Trump's God whisperer" because of her longstanding relationship with the thrice-married real estate mogul that dates back years.

Kidd was also seemingly critical of those who attended the dinner. He admits that it can be hard to decline an invitation from the White House. However, he argued that in "the Trump universe, attending such b*tt-kissing events also means you're cast as a member of a religious cohort _led_ by Paula White."

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