The pray over last week by pastors from White Wing Evangelical Christians group triggered outrage among other Christian pastors. Reverend William Barber II, the leader of several protest movements that are morality-based, criticized Saturday the pray over of President Donald trump.

The photo of several evangelical pastors laying their hands on the real estate billionaire became viral and elicited a lot of negative comments on social media. Barber, who was the guest of “AM Joy” on MSNBC on Saturday, described the pray over as “theological malpractice bordering on heresy,” The Independent reported.

He explained to Joy Reid, the host of the show, “When you can p-r-a-y for a president and others while they are p-r-e-y, preying on the most vulnerable, you’re violating the most sacred principles of religion.”

Not the first time

It was not the first time that pastors laid hands on Trump. In January, a similar photo surfaced during his inauguration. A number of evangelical groups supported Trump when he ran as Republican candidate because of his public stand on some moral issues such as abortion which rival Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate, supported. Although the Christian groups were aware that Trump was not a saint, some compared him to the biblical character David – who despite his shortcomings as a person – was God’s anointed to lead Israel.

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Barber, however, has a different perspective about Trump and other politicians from the viewpoint of the White Wing pastors. He rebuked politicians who cited obscure passages from the bible to craft laws that hurt people. The disdain for these politicians covered also religious leaders who backed such type of politicians.

He particularly cited the proposed repeal of Obamacare which Barber described as an extremist Trump Republican agenda that “takes health care, transfers wealth to the greedy” which is hypocrisy and sin. Barber said that Trump, who claimed to care about life, is a hypocrite for pushing a bill that will affect negatively 22 million people and hurt working people.

Rather than lay hands on Trump, a Presbyterian who does not regularly attend his church and has not joined any Presbyterian churches in the DC area, Barber said pastors must challenge the president, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and other senators pushing for the health care bill instead of appeasing them.

He described the pastors as acting like priests of the empire, instead of prophets of God.

Delete the Twitter account

The pray over elicited a lot of negative comments on Twitter which Trump would likely hit back.

His use of Twitter, described as unpresidential, explained why the president broke a 70-year record for low approval rating held by former President Gerald Ford. The same ABC News/Washington Post survey found that 68 percent of poll respondents consider the billionaire’s tweets as inappropriate, 65 percent found it insulting, and 52 percent dangerous, The New York Daily News reported.

Only 25 percent considered Trump’s behavior as fitting and proper, while 70 percent said he does not act how a president should. Trump’s behavior was described as unpresidential by 83 percent of Republicans and 48 percent of white evangelicals. Given these low approval rating numbers, expect Trump to once more label these unfavorable survey results as fake news.