After a religious leader summit in New York City featuring Donald Trump, the Falwells (aka the family who founded the notoriously conservative/religious Liberty University), and other big-name evangelicals, Jerry Falwell, Jr. uploaded a friendly photo on his Twitter account.
— Jerry Falwell (@JerryFalwellJr) June 21, 2016
And it took no time for Twitter to notice the almost ironic, framed magazine cover floating behind Becki Falwell’s head on the wall of Trump’s shrine:
— Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoNPR) June 21, 2016
The cover features Donald Trump on a 1990 Playboy magazine cover, creating possibly one of the best photobombs of all time:
Twitter is having a field day with the photograph, with some users criticizing the Falwells’ values and morals:
If you're going to praise a man for being a religious leader, at least photoshop his playboy cover out of the pic. https://t.co/F6X5bszKbs
— John Knox (@JEdwardKnox) June 21, 2016
Would you post that framed Playboy cover at Liberty?
— Kim 🦉 (@kimkuz) June 21, 2016
Others are addressing religion to express and support their disapproval:
@J2Kelley Seriously!? You think Jesus would support Donald Trump!? Read ur bible
— Leslie Marshall (@LeslieMarshall) June 21, 2016
— Michael Malone (@princeof416) June 21, 2016
One pastor is hoping Falwell repents for his sin:
This is shameful, Mr. Falwell. I say this as an evangelical Christian pastor. I’m praying you repent
— DJ Jenkins (@DJJenkins) June 21, 2016
And many are taking a moment just to bash the presumptive Republican nominee, refraining from making religious comments:
@BrendanNyhan Playboy schmayboy. Just that he keeps framed pictures of himself all over the wall like that is a red flag.
— Kevin Gregg (@KevinPaulGregg) June 21, 2016
Notice the shit-eating grin on Trump. Disgusting. Politics, Trump, everything.
— Keith🙄🙄🙄Burton (@bbeekk321) June 21, 2016
Nice playboy cover – did he mention wanting to date his daughter again?
— Don'tBooVote (@OFSCOTUS) June 21, 2016
— The Schoenfeld Organization (@gabeschoenfeld) June 21, 2016
Whether Falwell realized his faux pas is uncertain. But it might have been wise to use Photoshop before posting the photo. Thumbs up!