Report: Trump the Mogul Once Wanted to Build a Mega-Church

(Official White House Photo by Joyce Boghosian)

A televangelist who recently joined the White House staff claims that President Donald Trump, in his previous incarnation as a real estate developer, once wanted to build a mega-church along the lines of the Christ Cathedral in Los Angeles.

Speaking to the Washington Examiner as part of a tour promoting her new biography, Paula White-Cain, now working in Trump’s Office of Public Liaison, says Trump had hired an architect and was eager for her to take charge of the church.

“He wanted to build a house of God,” she said. “He said, ‘Let’s do this, let’s build this before we’re too old.’”

In the end, the project did not go forward because White-Cain was in the process of divorcing her second husband and busy with a television ministry that aired on nine different networks. She said the idea has not come up again since Trump became president.

But, she said, “Who knows what God will do. Who knows, maybe we will end up building a cathedral.”

The Christ Cathedral, formerly known as the Crystal Cathedral, was once the home of evangelist Robert H. Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral Ministries. The building, which seats more than 2,000 people was once touted as the largest glass building in the world, is now owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange.

White-Cain, who is said to have a large following among Christian believers in the so-called “prosperity gospel,” which teaches that God rewards the faithful with abundant wealth, has been friends with Trump for some time and is a regular visitor to the White House since he took office, according to the New York Times.

In her new role in the Liaison office, she will be in charge of evangelical outreach for Trump’s Faith and Opportunity Initiative.

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Jill
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Go for it Trump!! Trump has surrounded himself with Christians. Christians are not perfect, but trying to follow the will of God. He is a lot further ahead of Obama who said this is not a Christian nation. Obama was soooooo wrong! Hope Trump someday will build that church! Think the best of people, and they will rise up to meet that expectation.

General Confusion
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“So who gave you the power to judge?” Cherl

Uh, I gave it to me. Y’all do the same thing every single day. It’s called free will.

Jason Alsbrook
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Another “someone claims” story. Next.

Cherl
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>Generally Confused < again. So who gave you the power to judge? Matthew 7 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Cherl
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“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God”. Even you. If God will forgive a sinner who are you to judge? But you are a Trump hater. What does God say about hate?

Paul
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Trump, who obviously has never seen the inside of a church, and a twice-divorced advisor to those seeking Christ? What could possibly go wrong? Even Christ derided hypocrites.

Mark E Labriola
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Mark E Labriola

The Apostle Paul made God’s opinion clear in Philippians 1:18 But that doesn’t matter. Whether their motives are false or genuine, the message about Christ is being preached either way, so I rejoice. And I will continue to rejoice.

Screwtape
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In case you’re wondering. Merry Christmas to all. F the PC thought police.

Yes it’s far in advance (except what the retailers already have out), but the sentiment is genuine.

I say this as an atheist who begrudges no goodwill and can at least share and celebrate a cultural moment of happiness and well-being. What’s not to like?

Take these sentiments as you will.

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