Catholic League: Biden Failing to Mention God in Prayer Address Was 'Inexplicable'
CL President says address was 'objectionable at worst'
Catholic League president Bill Donohue blasted Democrat Joe Biden after he failed to mention God in his National Day of Prayer address.
Donohue said 'Godless' Prayer address was “inexplicable at best and objectionable at worst.”
Dr. Donohue wrote in a May 7 essay:
What President Biden did was “unprecedented."
“No previous president has failed to mention God since the day it was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Harry Truman.”
As Neon Nettle reported, Biden pushed "climate change" and "racial injustice" during his address.
The closet Biden got was a vague reference that “human beings are the most dynamic link to the divine on this planet.”
Donohue noted that “the Democratic Party is home to secularists” for whom God talk is anathema.
Joe Biden’s National Day of Prayer Proclamation has been released and it doesn’t even mention God once! How do you release a proclamation about prayer and not mention God at all? Of course it mentions climate change & racial justice. Truly, this is pathetic...and not surprising! pic.twitter.com/czOQx3ioHj— David Brody (@DavidBrodyCBN) May 6, 2021
“Those who have no religious affiliation, as well as agnostics and atheists, have laid anchor in the Party, many of whom are openly hostile to religion and people of faith,” Donohue observed.
“It is not a leap to conclude that this mentality colored Biden’s prepared remarks.”
Secular Democrats of America voiced their concern at the Democratic National Convention last year where “they did not hold back in lambasting Christian conservatives,” he continued.
In December, the same group delivered a 28-page report to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, “outlining their animus against religious liberty,” Donohue stated.
“They essentially want to secularize religious institutions, gutting most religious exemptions.”
Donohue added that people are free to ignore the National Day of Prayer, adding:
“But those who choose to participate are expected to pay tribute to God, which is why what President Biden did was inexplicable at best and objectionable at worst.”
“To the extent that Biden’s remarks reflect the sentiments of those who are running the White House, this does not speak well for him or his administration,” he concluded, and “it doesn’t bode well for the country.”
In 2020, President Donald Trump’s proclamation mentioned God 11 times, a sharp contrast.
Former President Barack Obama's proclamation in 2016 referenced God only twice.