The New York City church that Donald Trump said he attends says he is not actually an active member.
Trump was asked which church he goes to while campaigning in South Carolina on Thursday.
“I am Presbyterian, Protestant. I go to Marble Collegiate Church. The church I was originally with was the First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, which is out in Queens, New York,” Trump responded. “And I’ve had just great experiences in church, whether it’s Sunday school or whatever it may be. But, now I go to Marble Collegiate Church.”
Asked how often he attends, Trump replied, “As often as I can, a lot. And I do, because I travel so much, I go around the county.”
But in a statement to TheBlaze regarding Trump’s membership status, Marble Collegiate Church said that while the Republican presidential candidate has a “longstanding history,” he is not an “active member.”
“Donald Trump has had a longstanding history with Marble Collegiate Church, where his parents were for years active members and one of his children was baptized. However, as he indicates, he is a Presbyterian, and is not an active member of Marble,” the church said.
The Trump campaign did not immediately return a request for comment from TheBlaze.
Blaze Faith Editor, Billy Hallowell talked about the controversy on TheBlaze Radio. (The discussion of Trump’s church membership begins at the 3:50 mark.)