Religious Right activist Alveda King was a guest on Jim Bakker’s television program today, where she hailed President Trump for supposedly allowing Christians to say “Merry Christmas” again.
Bakker introduced King by noting that she had been present when Trump issued his “religious liberty” executive order earlier this year, which he falsely claimed had finally “put a stop” to the Johnson Amendment.
“This is something I have fought for my whole life,” Bakker said. “I don’t think a lot of even church people know the regulations on church; we’re not really allowed to preach on a lot of stuff we do preach on, but he said, ‘You’re never going to be stopped as long as I’m president.”
King responded by claiming that because of the Johnson Amendment, 501(c)(3) organizations like churches “couldn’t say, ‘Jesus'” or even preach the Gospel, which was something that Trump vowed to immediately remedy if elected.
“When he was running for office, he said, ‘Christians, you have all the power. Use it. We need to say Merry Christmas again,'” King said. “And one of the first things he made sure we could do was say Merry Christmas again.”