- Biden Cuts ‘God’ Out of Day of Prayer Proclamation
by Bob Unruh, https://www.wnd.com/
Instead tells ‘citizen’ to follow ‘their own faiths and consciences’
President Joe Biden this week cut “God” out of his proclamation for a National Day of Prayer. Instead, he calls on “citizens” to follow “their own faiths and consciences.”
Just the News documented that “Lord” appears only once, when Biden uses boilerplate language regarding “In the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one” and a reference to the “divine” only comes up only in a quote from the late Rep. John Lewis. The Biden statement:
Throughout our history, Americans of many religions and belief systems have turned to prayer for strength, hope, and guidance. Prayer has nourished countless souls and powered moral movements — including essential fights against racial injustice, child labor, and infringement on the rights of disabled Americans. Prayer is also a daily practice for many, whether it is to ask for help or strength, or to give thanks over blessings bestowed.
The First Amendment to our Constitution protects the rights of free speech and religious liberty, including the right of all Americans to pray. These freedoms have helped us to create and sustain a Nation of remarkable religious vitality and diversity across the generations.
“In contrast, former President Donald Trump mentioned God about a dozen times in his final National Prayer Day proclamation last year,” Just the News reported. “David Brody, host of The Water Cooler inquired, ‘How do you release a proclamation about prayer and not mention God at all?'”
In fact, Biden notes that the First Amendment “protects the rights of free speech and religious liberty, including the right of Americans to pray.” He said that’s resulted in “diversity across the generations.” Biden then turned his message to his politics, insisting that the “challenges of our time” are “a reckoning on racial justice” and well as “the existential threat of climate change.”