Fox News: Pastor Van Moody, one of several leaders who met with President Trump this week, wrote this op-ed piece addressing the reaction to Wednesday’s meeting, including the vitriol and contempt despite when the President’s efforts are positive and will help those who need it most. Pastor Van Moody is the founding pastor of The Worship Center Christian Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
Excerpt from Fox News:
The president expressed to us that he is concerned about the incredible challenges our prisoners and former prisoners face under the current system. He said his administration is currently working on prison reform legislation to help.
I thanked President Trump for this and for “caring for all people,” meaning I am encouraged and hopeful about his desire for prison reform, his wish to help the formerly incarcerated, and his determination to partner with the faith-based community on important issues affecting the community.
On other issues, I am on record as disagreeing with President Trump, including on aspects of his immigration policy. However, I would happily hop on a plane to Washington again if I were invited to sit down and talk through other issues that will help the disenfranchised, marginalized and voiceless, like I did at our meeting this week.