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Vicki Yohe (Photo Credit: GETTY)Article By Rebecca Johnson // EEW Magazine News

Share A White gospel singer is regretting putting up an inflammatory pro-Trump social media post after it upset and isolated a huge chunk of her of African-American fan base.

Stellar Award-nominated songstress Vicki Yohe received a firestorm of criticism online after suggesting that President Donald J. Trump brought Jesus back to the White House. The offense has led to a slew of attacks and even cancellations of ministry dates.

On Sunday, Jan. 22, Yohe, 51, posted a photo depicting a White version of Jesus carrying suitcases with these words superimposed: “On My Way Back to the White House.”

To really drive her point home, the “Because of Who You Are” singer captioned the image with a strong message to millions of Women’s March supporters: “March all you want, protest all you want. President DONALD J. TRUMP is our President for at least 4 years, no weapon formed against him will prosper!”

It was all downhill from there.

Quickly, fans expressed their displeasure, anger and shock, with some even accusing the woman who told NPR she sings at “98 percent black churches and only two percent white” ministries, of being racist.

Some even interpreted Yohe's post to mean that she does not believe former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, both confessing Christians, have a relationship with Christ.

But the soulful singer who founded New Destiny for Children Foundation and legally adopted 44 Ugandan orphans, says her commentary was misinterpreted.

One follower, Anthony Dwayne Boynton II, tweeted, “This is so saddening Vicki Yohe. I would hope the Jesus you sing about doesn’t approve of Trump’s racist, Islamophobic, and sexist ideas.”

He added, “The Jesus I sing about was brown, poor, a refuge, pro-feminist, anti-capitalist, anti-dogma, and loving.”

There are many more (much nastier) tweets that have been fired off.

To find refuge from the online outrage, Yohe, frequently called the “blue-eyed gospel diva,” has deleted her Twitter account and made her Instagram private.

Before retreating from the Internet, however, the vocalist who was signed by CeCe Winans’ Pure Springs Gospel label over a decade ago, attempted to both apologize and explain her viewpoint.

This is what she said on Facebook:

I never want to hurt anyone and that has never been my intention. If I have hurt you I am truly sorry.

It is true that I am excited by the thought of a government that will protect Christianity and not attack it. I do not condone any wrong things Trump has said or done in the past. I also did not mean to imply that Obama was not a Christian, but meant that the policies his administration pursued many times went against what most Christians believe.

I posted this pic quickly after someone sent it to me. In retrospect I know that in haste I did it without considering how some may view it and the meanings they would derive from it. I regret that, and apologize for it.

Various people with large followings have attacked me on their social media platforms. In the last 24 plus hours, I have been branded a racist, and endured continual attacks from thousands of people. We had to shut down all social media because of the scores of vulgar messages and threats. We are still getting emails and phone calls, calling me nasty things and above all RACIST!

Their goal now is to ruin me. We have churches calling to cancel their ministry dates, and thousands of people saying they will never buy the music again. I know who I am and who I am not, and I am not a racist. People who know my personal life would find that label the most ridiculous adjective you could assign to me. Bottom line I WAS WRONG, but my intentions were not what they have been perceived to be.

This latest rub could potentially seriously hurt Yohe's ministry since, according to her, after she was signed by Winans, White ministries stopped inviting her.

"Up until 2003 when I signed with CeCe Winans - I was her first artist - I did 98 percent White churches," said Yohe in a one-on-one with Michel Martin.

So if Black folks jump ship, where will she go?

Yohe, who is a hands-on mom to two of her 44 adopted children (her biracial sons Adlee and Walker live with her here in America), is not asking others to agree with her post, but, at the very least, give her the benefit of doubt.

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