There are many very interesting characters who are in and around President Donald Trump and his administration. His unusual presidency has also been bringing out some fringe types. One such person is a man named Mark Taylor, who’s known as the “Firefighter Prophet.” Taylor, who was recently on an episode of the radio show Up Front in the Prophetic, said that Trump should abandon his evangelical spiritual advisers and instead seek the counsel of “the prophets.”
“I believe there is a place for the so-called [spiritual advisory] board that he has, but not in the role that they’re in,” Taylor said in an audio clip flagged by Right Wing Watch. “I don’t have a problem with these guys praying for him, but I think they need to be in a prayer and intercessory role.”
It’s not biblical to have a pastor in an advisory role like that,” Taylor added. “It is only biblical to have a prophet, or the prophets, to be advising the king. So these guys are in the wrong role and that is one thing I would like to see the president possibly address.”
Now, it is already questionable that the leader of a secular government is seeking advice on public policy from so many religious figures in the first place. However, this is hardly surprising; it seems to be standard practice for Republican politicians, who are much more likely than their Democratic counterparts to inject religion into lawmaking. However, Mr. Taylor is taking that to a whole other level in insisting that even the most fervent Evangelical leaders are not good enough. Instead, he wants these so-called “prophets” to be in charge of Trump.
This is quite frightening for religious minorities, LGBTQ people, and others who do not practice the Christian faith. This is as close to creeping theocracy as America has ever come. Also, Trump is not a king, which is how Taylor referred to him. That is also an anti-Democratic statement.
Listen to Taylor’s comments below, via Right Wing Watch:
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