Paula White Attended President Trump’s Meeting to Discuss Supreme Court Nominee, but Some Evangelical Leaders Oppose her Involvement in the New Administration

Controversial televangelist Paula White attended a White House discussion over the selection of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee this week.

Photos from the White House show her seated at the President’s right, along with Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association.

White has been a strong Trump supporter and prayed at the new president’s inauguration.

Trump ultimately selected Neil Gorsuch to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

Some evangelical leaders have opposed Paula White’s involvement in the Trump administration. Before the inauguration, the Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy spokesman Russell Moore tweeted, “Paula White is a charlatan and recognized as a heretic by every orthodox Christian, of whatever tribe.”

Conservative blogger Erick Erickson wrote: “Christians have an obligation to speak in defense of their faith. Trump letting this heretic pray in Jesus’s name should offend every Bible believing Christian.”

White responded by saying she believed “in the exclusivity and divinity of Jesus Christ, His saving grace and substitutionary atonement made available to all by His death on the cross.”