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Omarosa delivers last Boyle Heights church sermon amid prayers and protest

BOYLE HEIGHTS — Omarosa Manigault was widely known as a combative reality TV star before becoming a highly visible African-American supporter of Donald Trump during his presidential campaign. But in Boyle Heights, Manigault is also known as a preacher, serving as assistant pastor at the Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church. On Sunday, protesters gathered outside the small church as Manigualt, best known by her first name, delivered her last sermon as she heads to take a job in the Trump White House, said CBS2.

Omarosa, who had appeared as a contestant on the president’s TV show, The Apprentice, has been connected to the predominately African-American church as a pastor for many years, according to CBS2. She was named assistant pastor of the church, located on Gless Street, in 2011. In a 2013 interview with Essence, Omarosa said:

“Serving as an assistant pastor at the Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles has taught me that there’s so much more I have to learn and when God is ready for me to be in a leadership position in that way, I will accept. Right now I’m being obedient and allowing him to guide me, which is so different than anything I’ve ever done in my life because I’ve always been so ambitious and a go-getter. But listening to what God tells you he wants you to do is incredible.”

On Sunday, Omarosa, who will serve as Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison, made no mention of Trump, according to CBS2. As Omarosa was being honored inside the church, outside a group of union members and other demonstrators marched outside holding picket signs. “We aren’t here to antagonize the church or the membership or the clergy but we are here to oppose the Trump Administration” a protester said.

Kaylyn, Omaraosa and Chase Newton 2/28/10

Posted by “The Historical” Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, February 28, 2010

 

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6 comments

  1. This woman considers herself to be a Christian. And a preacher. Let that sink in.

  2. Tammy Simone Morris

    I’ll admit I was surprised to learn Omarosa was a pastor. She should be commended for her church and community work. However, she should be held accountable for all her actions like getting up in April Ryan’s face and threatening her. Omarosa is a bully. Also, Trump friend and veteran political strategist Roger Stone talks about Omarosa’s connections in Haiti that have made Haitian-Americans who supported Trump fearful for Haiti’s future. http://stonecoldtruth.com/why-is-omorosa-helping-the-clintons-rape-of-haiti/

    • No ones life is being threatened. Its the those against America that is the focus. If you are here illegally, what do you expect?

      OMarosa has changed and should not be judged by you or anyone else. She at least has learned from her life and you should try it!

      • Um what does that have to do with anything did she not get mad at two two women in a store where she went on to call them both “two fat women are harassing me” and other instances of getting mad christians dont get mad what does immigration have to do with this its her character that’s the issue

        • The real king of bling

          Yeah she can be judged by her actions if you have a temper then you have issues she needs to be delivered with an exorcism cast out that demon she has that makes her lose her temper

      • ‘Omarosa has changed’? Exactly what do you base that statement on? Was it her saying that people would have to ‘bow down’ to Trump? Or maybe it was when she recently said that the Trump White House was building an enemies list, after implying a threat to a reporter. Yeah, she sounds like a sweet, selfless Christian. If by ‘Christian’, you mean the American version of bigotry-spewing, autocratic fear mongers, sure.

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