Proving once again that he cares about Christian America, President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order on Thursday, the National Day of Prayer, to create a new faith-based office in the White House.
The White House declared in a press release issued Thursday morning that, “Prayer, by which we affirm our dependence on God, has long been fundamental to our pursuit of freedom, peace, unity, and prosperity. Prayer sustains us and brings us comfort, hope, peace, and strength. Therefore, we must cherish our spiritual foundation and uphold our legacy of faith.”
President Donald J. Trump proclaims May 3 as a National Day of Prayer https://t.co/kPsg5AbnWg
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 3, 2018
Trump is expected to sign the executive order creating the new office during a Rose Garden ceremony in front of 200 religious leaders. According to public relations executive Rev. Johnnie Moore, who has served as an adviser to Trump since his campaign, the White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative would focus on poverty, religious liberty, education, strengthening the family, helping prisoners, mental health, and human trafficking, and overall give religious groups a voice within the government.
It’s about time.
Additionally, unlike previous faith-based initiatives, the White House said that Trump’s order will install designated liaisons to the new office in all agencies and executive departments – a move that Moore praised. “Ordering every department of the federal government to work on faith based partnerships — not just those with faith offices — represents a widespread expansion of a program that has historically done very effective work and now can do even greater work,” he said.
Pastor Paula White, a key evangelical adviser to Trump, also lauded the order. “I could not be more proud to stand with President Trump as he continues to stand shoulder to shoulder with communities of faith,” she said. “This order is a historic action, strengthening the relationship between faith and government in the United States and the product will be countless, transformed lives.”
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Of course, liberals are terrified that Trump’s order crosses a line – and that it leaves non-Christian faiths out in the cold. “At the event today, President Trump should retract and apologize for his call for ‘a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,’” Melissa Rogers, who served as executive director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships under Obama, said in a statement. “President Trump should also pledge to respect and vigorously protect the equal rights of Americans of all faiths and none, including the rights of American Muslims to religious freedom.”
Rogers’ statement makes it clear where liberals’ priorities lie, and they’re certainly not with Christians. Thank God for President Trump!
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