NEW YORK, N.Y. — In a rare policy speech this morning, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump vowed to stop the Seventh-day Adventist Church from outsourcing its baptisms to countries outside the United States.
In a new twist on his “Make America Great Again” platform, the candidate referred to the Adventist Church as a prime example of US-based entities allowing foreign countries to steal work that used to be done in the United States.
“These other countries are killing us. And our leaders are so stupid, they are letting them get away with it. I call on the Seventh-day Adventists to lead by example and show what it means to put America first again.”
If the General Conference did not correct course, Trump vowed to crush its international efforts by blocking funding for international baptisms. He vowed to halt the construction of international baptismal pools and make it impossible to so much as rent out swimming locations around the world on Sabbath.