I regularly receive angry mail from religious leaders chastising me for writing columns about our president. They are most always older white men.
Today I received this note from a local Methodist pastor in my mailbox:
I could assume you are one of the democratic “Trump haters” in which case the president can do nothing that would please you. I am sorry you feel the way you do and that you would consider publishing such a mean piece about our president. I wonder how such a beautiful lady (picture) could have such “bad” thoughts. Why don’t you join many of us in praying for our president.
To all those who write, I say:
In no particular order …
I pray for the handicapped reporter our president mocked from the stage.
I pray for the woman about whom our then 60 yr old president said, “I did try and fuck her. She was married. I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there.”
I pray for all of the women about whom the president referred when saying, “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”
I pray for the gold star parents he smeared, and for all good people who are now threatened and persecuted by hate-groups who now feel emboldened by this president.
I pray for the elderly and uneducated students of Trump University who were sold a scam and lost thousands of dollars in order to line his pockets.
I pray for the refugees escaping persecution whom he insists on barring from the safe harbor of this great country.
I pray for our military troops and generals, as they work for a man who claims he knows more than they do.
I pray for freedom of the press
I pray for the courage of Congress and the survival of our democracy.
And most fervently, I pray for Robert Mueller and his team.
Thank you for writing.