Speed Reads

Iowa caucus 2016

Trump got confused in church and put money in the communion plate

While visiting a nondenominational church in Iowa on Sunday, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump mixed up the communion plate with the offering plate. He took communion as it was passed, but then also pulled several bills out of his pocket to place in the same tray. "I thought it was for offering," he laughed to nearby staffers.

This is hardly Trump's first awkward interaction with Christianity on the campaign trail. There was the "Two Corinthians" gaffe at Liberty University, his announcement that he has never asked God for forgiveness, and his comparison of the Bible to "a great, incredible movie."

And at another recent Iowa church service, Trump assumed that scriptural readings dealing with immigrants — which were planned years in advance in accordance with the Revised Common Lectionary — were arranged as a personal insult.