Trump Targets Iran At Prayer Breakfast, Voices Solidarity With The Persecuted

During his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning (Feb. 8), President Donald Trump talked about Brownfield, Texas girl Sophia Campa-Peters, who is recovering after major brain surgery.

The Prayer breakfast is a bipartisan event co-chaired by a Democrat and a Republican.

The U.N. World Food Programme Executive Director, David Beasley, who prayed for sustainable policies to address world hunger, read a passage from Matthew 25, and emphasized that "every human on the face of the earth was made in [God's] image". He's the first speaker addressing the more than 3, 500people attending the event. Our founders invoked our Creator four times in the Declaration of Independence.

After hearing Trump's speech, Nick Fish, spokesman for American Atheists, an organization that advocates for the exclusion of religion in policymaking decisions, told The Washington Post: "This is something that we've been confronting with this president for more than a year now".

He thanked Sophia and her mother, going on share how Sophia had told him that "I have a great mom".

Ah, yes. In addition to our rights coming from the Lord our God, we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal-except immigrants.

Under Eisenhower's leadership "In God We Trust" was added to U.S. currency and the phrase "under God" was added to the Pledge of Allegiance.

"Today we praise God for how truly blessed we are to be American", he said.

"No matter what, no earthly force can take those rights away", he said at the 66th National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton hotel. That is why the words "Praise Be To God" are etched atop the Washington Monument, and those same words are etched into the hearts of our people. A special counsel and congressional committees are investigating Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election via hacked emails and fake news.

Organizers changed the name from the Presidential Prayer Breakfast in 1970. "In her wonderful, 9-year-old mind, that meant creating a goal of just reaching 10,000 people", Sanders said at the briefing.

"Each president presents a different set of problems", Hunter said.

Later in Trump's remarks last year, he vowed to "totally destroy" a law passed more than 60 years ago that bans tax-exempt churches from supporting political candidates - a nod to the religious right that helped sweep him into office. Millions and millions of people lifted Sophia up in their prayers. Last year, the keynote was Barry Black, the first African American and the first Seventh-day Adventist chaplain of the Senate.

  • Joey Payne