Ecumenical National Prayer Breakfast Tribute to Jesus

At least that what Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) says about it.

Rep. Hice remembered to say the gathering was bipartisan but he gave away the fact that the NPB isn’t an ecumenical meeting. It is not a multi-faith event. It is all about portraying a tribute to Christianity by Congress and the Executive branch.

Today, in a move that should shock no one, Trump used the event to tout his acquittal.

In essence, Trump and all of the politicians there get to use religion for political purposes. Trump has a very specific purpose but even the Democratic pols conflate political power with Christianity by their presence and support. I can’t see how either Christianity or government is served well.

This is a good time to point you to the Netflix documentary series on the organization who puts on the NPB – The Fellowship Foundation. While I do believe the organization does and has done good philanthropy, I think the NPB should be halted or modified to make it transparent that Congress doesn’t host it.

UPDATE: Part of Trump’s speech turned out to be a campaign rally of sorts.

Trump will use any opportunity to exalt himself and the Fellowship Foundation smiles and looks on. Everybody pretends to be unified in Jesus.

Jesus wept.

24 thoughts on “Ecumenical National Prayer Breakfast Tribute to Jesus”

    1. Why would I want to read what the venom spewing anti-Semite has to say about anything?

  1. “Trump has a very specific purpose but even the Democratic pols conflate
    political power with Christianity by their presence and support. I can’t
    see how either Christianity or government is served well.”


  2. tRump: I don’t like those words of Jesus.
    Court Evangelicals: Yea, verily, Lord The Donald. Your words are blessed, and truthful, and much more to be followed that anything that wimpy guy from Nazareth had to say. All Hail Our Lord The Donald.

    1. Which words of Jesus, the pacificst ones or the warlike ones? The pro-jusaism or the anti-judaism ones? The ones suppoerting secular authority or the ones abhoring it?

      Like with all other religions you can get christianty to mean and support literrally any ideology.

    1. I was so happy when I read that – I did a little happy dance in my chair. It warmed the cockles of my heart.

    2. Let Franklin Graham shout his self-serving falsewitness, fear-mongering, and spiritual sloth from the street corners all he wants. U.S. White-Nationalist Evangelicalism is thankfully crumbling in front of the world stage.

    3. He’s been Steven Andersoned!
      Now, if only the USA could do the same to these two bigots.

      1. Had to look up Steven Anderson, and then I remembered. To be in the same category as Anderson is a very dark place.

  3. “He replied, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and saying, ‘The time has come!’ But don’t believe them.”
    The president* may not claim to be the Messiah yet- but as Lev Parnas put it, and the audio tape shows, their are folks in the president*’s circle who think of him as the Messiah and think they have the “Bible Codes” to prove it.

  4. “with no possible reference to Christianity proper; for, between the Christianity of this land, and the Christianity of Christ, I recognize the widest possible difference — so wide, that to receive the one as good, pure, and holy, is of necessity to reject the other as bad, corrupt, and wicked. To be the friend of the one, is of necessity to be the enemy of the other. I love the pure, peaceable, and impartial Christianity of Christ: I therefore hate the corrupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial and hypocritical Christianity of this land. Indeed, I can see no reason, but the most deceitful one, for calling the religion of this land Christianity. I look upon it as the climax of all misnomers, the boldest of all frauds, and the grossest of all libels. Never was there a clearer case of “stealing the livery of the court of heaven to serve the devil in.” I am filled with unutterable loathing when I contemplate the religious pomp and show, together with the horrible inconsistencies, which every where surround me.” – Frederick Douglass – “Life of an American Slave”

    There’s really no better analysis

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