Published: Fri, February 09, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Trump Alludes to Christian Nationalism At the National Prayer Breakfast Speech

Trump Alludes to Christian Nationalism At the National Prayer Breakfast Speech

Trump vowed to "totally destroy" the law in his first speech to the prayer breakfast past year, drawing enthusiastic applause.

Speeches at the National Prayer Breakfast typically lean away from explicit commentary on politics, though its possible that Trump will take the opportunity to speak about protecting religious liberty once again.

President Trump praised God and country Thursday, calling the U.S.

Watch above, via The White House.

In particular, Trump cited American servicemen and servicewomen around the world "defending our great American flag", police officers "who sacrifice for their communities", teachers who "work tirelessly" for their students and parents who "work two and three jobs to give their children a better, a much more prosperous and happier life" as signs of inspiration. It's not accurate. And it's deeply offensive to the people like us who are not and who do not believe in God.

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And although Trump rarely attends church himself, the emphasis on the role of God in his vision of America is something with which a growing number of citizens disagree.

Although Trump did not explicitly campaign as a religious leader, he has promoted himself as a defender of religious faith and has touted the centrality of God to American civic life. "An additional 4.0% of Americans call themselves agnostics, up from 2.4% in 2007". In January, Trump had asked the nation to pray for her ahead of her surgery. In his remarks, Trump noted that "Our rights are not given to us by man, our rights come from our Creator".

"Today we thank God and she's walking very well", he said. "Our currency declares, 'In God We Trust.' And we place our hands on our hearts as we recite the Pledge of Allegiance and proclaim we are 'One Nation Under God'". "I felt that prayer, the prayers of so many people that I had never met before", said Scalise. "Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?'"

Trump enjoys strong support from evangelical Christians, who helped power him to the White House.

Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association, said the president excluded Americans who practice other faiths or no faith at all. They have shown unshakable support for him, even after reports that one of his associates paid hush money to a porn star with whom Trump had an affair before he became president.

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