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8. Bishop Paul S. Morton

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A number of African-American religious leaders were also not happy about the dinner.

One who took to Twitter to voice his concern is Morton, the senior pastor of Changing a Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and co-pastor of Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Morton, an author, tweeted to his 200,000 followers on Tuesday that "white evangelical [Trump] corruption" is a "high price to pay" for the political gains that conservative evangelicals have received from the Trump administration, most notably the appointment of conservative federal judges.

In his tweet, Morton cited Romans 6:14: "For we [are] not under the law but grace."

"Shall we sin [because] we [are] not under the law," he wrote. "God Forbid Laws won't Save People Preaching will. Don't put laws [before] preaching [and] lose credibility supporting corrupt #45."

Morton and a number of other pastors spoke out earlier this month against a group of about 20 black pastors who met with Trump  to discuss prison reform.

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