"President Trump at the National Prayer Breakfast, February 9, 2018" by The White House / Public Domain

Let Us Say: It’s Time to End the National Prayer Breakfast

Feb 11, 2020

By Becky Garrison

President Donald Trump strutted onto the stage at the National Prayer Breakfast last week, brandishing newspapers with bold headlines declaring him acquitted in the Senate impeachment trial. In his address the president took what the Chicago Tribune termed “a scorched-earth victory lap” by blasting “dishonest and corrupt” people for putting him, his family, and our country through what Trump termed “this terrible ordeal.”

They have done everything possible to destroy us, and by so doing, very badly hurt our nation. They know what they are doing is wrong, but they put themselves far ahead of our great country.

While the Washington Post pointed out how Trump brought his trademark disruptive approach to this event, they erred in describing the National Prayer Breakfast as a “gathering meant to promote reconciliation, unity, and prayer.” In fact, Trump has helped expose for all to see the inner workings of the prayer breakfast host, the Family (aka the Fellowship Foundation). This secretive, right-wing organization (that counts among its “friends” Vice President Mike Pence and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos) has worked since its inception during the Great Depression to promote a capitalist form of Christianity.

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