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  • Trump at Prayer Breakfast: 'Lord's grace all around us'

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, February 08, 2018 (6 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- America's heritage of faith and ongoing experience of God's grace were President Trump's focus in an address today (Feb. 8) at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.

    "Each year, this event reminds us that faith is central to American life and to liberty," Trump said. "Our founders invoked our Creator four times in the Declaration of Independence. 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.'" Read More

  • Trump spotlights religious liberty at prayer breakfast

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, February 02, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Trump administration "will do everything in its power to defend and protect religious liberty," President Donald Trump said today (Feb. 2) at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.

    Among steps he proposed to safeguard religious liberty was a promise to "get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment," a 1954 law that bars churches and other tax-exempt organizations from endorsing political candidates. The promise drew attention within hours from major media outlets and echoed statements Trump made during the 2016 presidential campaign. Read More

  • Obama tells of personal faith at prayer breakfast

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, February 04, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- President Obama used his final National Prayer Breakfast address as America's chief executive to explain how he has combatted fear by drawing on his personal Christian faith and by looking to people of all faiths for inspiration.

    "Like every president, like every leader, like every person, I've known fear," Obama said today (Feb. 4). "But my faith tells me that I need not fear death, that the acceptance of Christ promises everlasting life and the washing away of sins. If Scripture instructs me to put on the full armor of God so that when trouble comes I'm able to stand, then surely I can face down these temporal setbacks." Read More

  • Obama draws pushback on ISIS, Crusades, slavery

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, February 06, 2015 (3 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Violence perpetuated in the name of religion is a global, historical sin that humanity is challenged to eradicate, President Obama said at the National Prayer Breakfast Feb. 5 in Washington, pointing out atrocities of ISIS, Boko Haram and other religious militants.

    "Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history," Obama said. "And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. Read More