LifeSite News: Joe Biden, a self-professed “devout Catholic,” failed to mention God even once during his National Day of Prayer address on Wednesday, instead emphasizing “moral movements” and issues like “racial injustice.”
“And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” Deuteronomy 6:5 KJV
“Throughout our history, Americans of many religions and belief systems have turned to prayer for strength, hope, and guidance,” Biden said, without referring to Christianity or Jesus Christ. “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.”
“The First Amendment to our Constitution protects the rights of free speech and religious liberty, including the right of all Americans to pray,” he continued. “These freedoms have helped us to create and sustain a nation of remarkable religious vitality and diversity across the generations.”
In fact, the First Amendment protects the freedom to practice one’s religion, not just “pray,” although Democrats and leftists have used the coronavirus outbreak as a pretext to ban people from going to church. In April 2020, a California county went so far as to ban any singing during live-streamed church services in empty church buildings. “Wind instruments” and “harmonicas” were also deemed a threat.
The National Day of Prayer address came just two weeks after the Biden administration sued to force Christians to perform transgender “sex change” surgeries.