This is another one of those stories that you couldn’t make up. Trump mentioned Jesus at the National Prayer Breakfast and atheists are mad about it. It was a prayer breakfast!
The Washington Times reports:
Atheists slam Trump for mentioning Jesus at prayer breakfast
Atheists are calling foul after President Trump only referenced Christianity, and specifically Jesus Christ, in his remarks Thursday at the 66th annual National Prayer Breakfast.
Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association, said the president excluded Americans who practice other faiths or no faith at all.
“Trump has taken these government-endorsed prayer breakfasts to a new low, demonstrating his ignorance and disdain for the growing diversity of faiths and philosophies found in the country he’s supposed to be leading,” Mr. Speckhardt said in a statement.
The secular group compared Mr. Trump’s speech unfavorably to those of previous presidents who acknowledged faith traditions other than Christianity.
In his 2010 remarks, President Obama called on “Americans of every faith, and no faith,” to unite “around a common purpose, a higher purpose,” specifically mentioning Hindus and Sikhs, as well as Jews, Catholics and Protestants.
This is why Trump gets such strong support from Christians. He defends their beliefs.
Mr. Trump referenced the Bible at least twice in his address Thursday, mentioning Jesus both times.