Did you even know today was National Day of Prayer? Since when has this been in effect? I know Bush said 9/11 was a day of prayer but a National
thing for today? Why is it that only Church bells rang and bibles were quoted? Why wasn't this proclaimed and stressed as a National Day of Prayer
for all religions? so the United States really is a officially a Christian country after all, this totally clears up that question for me.
The Official Site for National Day of Prayer
President Delivers Remarks on the National Day of Prayer
Bush's appearance at the prayer event in the East Room came just minutes after he apologized for the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners by U.S.
soldiers - a statement he made standing side-by-side with the king of Jordan, part of the Arab community outraged by photographs taken of the abuse.
"We cannot be neutral in the face of injustice or cruelty or evil," Bush said in his prayer day remarks, without specifically referring to the war
in Iraq. "God is not on the side of any nation, yet we know he is on the side of justice. And it is the deepest strength of America that from the
hour of our founding, we have chosen justice as our goal."
"Our greatest failures as a nation have come when we lost sight of that goal: in slavery, in segregation, and in every wrong that has denied the
value and dignity of life. Our finest moments have come when we have faithfully served the cause of justice for our own citizens and for the people of
Religious Networks Broadcasting Bush's White House Prayer Event
"This event has very strong underpinnings of partisan support for the president, and that's what it's designed to do," said Barry W. Lynn,
executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. "It's not like he is ignoring other religious groups, but he knows that
this day is the one where he signals 'I am an evangelical Christian. Remember that in November.'"
correction: Bush does acknowledges Judaism.
[Edited on 5-6-2004 by worldwatcher]