American gospel singer and minister, Donnie McClurkin has reacted to President Donald Trump’s decision to reopen churches, noting that, the “political ploys are quite dangerous”.
The three times Grammy Awards winner said even the Bible encourages Christians to embrace wisdom as it is found in Proverbs 3:5 and 6. “Wisdom is the PRINCIPAL thing; therefore get WISDOM! And in all your getting, get UNDERSTANDING!
McClurkin who has also won 10 Stellar Awards, two BET Awards, two Soul Train Awards, one Dove Award and one NAACP Image Awards said his church would not be reopening.
“As pastor of Perfecting Faith Church, I announce to all members, our ministry will NOT be involved in any political ploy of such a dangerous decision to play to our religious sensibilities for political leverage!
“To suggest and instruct churches to reopen without meeting specific metrics given by the scientific medical experts is highly irresponsible, fool-hearty and potentially dangerous to our wellbeing especially to those in heavily affected areas.
“We will continue to lean towards and adhere to reasonable medical science and the credible doctors and medical experts along with our governor and the wisdom of the Holy Spirit and my responsibility as pastor of thousands.
He then stated that, “There will be no reopening of our church edifice until it is safe to gather in the house of worship.
“This political ploy to gain favor and votes from the faith-based community is blatant and will not be considered over my (our) pastoral duties to CARE for the members of the body of Christ!
“Our digital live-streams will adequately serve the people local and globally until such time in the very near future when we can gather again.
He however stressed that he was not against those who chose to reopen churches. “To all who agree with the reopening of churches your decision is respected.”