President Joe Biden made sure he used his pulpit for the national prayer breakfast to reach all democratic discussion points.
Let’s see: Climate Change, Racial Justice, Lives and Jobs, the riots caused by COVID-19 in the Capitol – which he characterized as « an attack on our democracy … a violent attack that threatened lives and took lives » – and the need to « confront and defeat political extremism, white supremacy and domestic terrorism ».
« For so many in our nation this is a dark, dark time. So where are we going? » inquired the Democrat.
He had an answer; But the first Catholic commander in chief since John F. Kennedy didn’t say « God » or « Jesus » – or even « Buddha » or « Muhammad ».
« Belief, » Biden replied before finally quoting a religious figure – the Philosopher Soren Kierkegaard – and said: « Faith sees best in the dark. »
« I believe that is true, » he continued. « For me, faith offers hope and comfort in the darkest moments. It also offers clarity and purpose. It shows the way forward as a nation in a common goal of respecting one another, caring for one another, not leaving anyone behind. »
After reminding us that « the Bible tells us that crying can last a night, but joy comes in the morning, » Biden concluded his speech by finally calling on God, « May God all of you bless and may God protect our troops. «
Christian Post reported that Brian Burch – president of CatholicVote, a national faith-based advocacy group – said the president had « seen the aggressive and hostile steps his government took against those of the faith, including the transgender mandate against science and the deeply unpopular, ignored. » Decision to Fund Abortion Around the World. «
While Biden has been criticized by Catholics and other Christians for such views, he has seen a lot of support elsewhere. The New York Times called Biden the » most religiously observant commander-in-chief in half a century « and noted that he » regularly. » attends mass and talks about how his Catholic faith establishes his life and politics. And with Mr. Biden: Another, more liberal Christianity is on the rise: less oriented towards sexual politics than towards the fight against poverty, climate change and racial inequality. «
« It’s also important to remember that President Biden is not speaking for Catholics or the Church, » he said, according to the Post. Indeed, he expressly departs from many of the Church’s non-negotiable beliefs and teachings. For this reason, the Catholic bishops of the United States have rightly drawn attention to deep concern about Biden’s policy of promoting ‘moral evils’ on issues such as ‘marriage,’ Family, religious freedom and the defense of vulnerable children in the womb. «
He added, » Our country is in dire need of healing and unity. Throughout our history, our leaders have had the land to pray and obey the truths of our Judeo-Christian Erbes called. President Biden’s words that morning were both overwhelming and disappointing. « The outlet noted.
President Joe Biden delivers a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast
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