Conservatives are not happy with Texas Bishop T.D. Jakes for inviting Beto O’Rourke to his church, Raw Story reports. Jakes — who mentored President Donald Trump’s spiritual adviser, Paula White — and his 8,000-member congregation reportedly welcomed O’Rourke with open arms, which caused an uproar among Trump supporters.
ChurchLeaders, a religious news organization, was the first to let the public know about O’Rouke’s visit with Jakes, as the Texas press didn’t widely cover the visit. The news caught conservatives’ attention and catapulted O’Rouke’s tweet about the stopover to viral status.
“It was an honor to be welcomed into The Potter’s House by Bishop T.D. Jakes. Thank you for having me at this morning’s service in Dallas,” he shared, along with images of him with the bishop and other churchgoers.
It was an honor to be welcomed into The Potter’s House by Bishop T.D. Jakes. Thank you for having me at this morning’s service in Dallas. pic.twitter.com/DlM8sz40tQ
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) October 23, 2022
But why did the tweet get conservatives in a tizzy? Well, the beliefs of Jakes’ followers do not exactly match with the former presidential hopeful’s party ideologies. O’Rouke is a more left-leaning politician, while Jakes’ fans and supporters are on the opposite side of the sociopolitical spectrum.
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