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Phillip Tutor: Invaluable Bibles and a D.C. photo-op


The president holds up a Christian Bible during a photo opportunity he arranged himself Monday at an Episcopal Church in Washington D.C. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)


There are two Bibles on a hallway shelf in my home, one white and yellowed by age, the other maroon. They were my mother’s. When President Trump used a Bible as a discordant photo-op prop amid national protests against police brutality, that’s what I thought about.

Phillip Tutor — — is a Star columnist. Follow him at