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Inaugural Prayer Service

Not In Our House: Why The National Cathedral Should Refuse The Inaugural Prayer Service

Jim Friedrich | Posted 01.19.2017 | Religion
Jim Friedrich

The inaugural prayer service, a tradition since FDR's inauguration in 1933, will go on as usual despite fierce protests from the many Episcopalians who regard such normalization of the president-elect to be at best a foolish mistake and at worst a desecration of sacred space.

A Prayer Sean Hannity and President Obama Can Both Say 'Shalom' To

Mikah Meyer | Posted 04.01.2013 | Religion
Mikah Meyer

If a Catholic archbishop, Orthodox Jewish rabbi, and Muslim imam can hold hands to pray and sing our national anthem together, surely there has to be one issue we can all agree is fair and just.

The Most Gay-Friendly Inauguration Of Them All

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.24.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

After gay rights organizations criticized Obama for having invited a pastor to pray at his inauguration who thought gay people were sinners who could change through Jesus, it turns out the ceremony was the most pro-gay in history. While Obama spoke of religion to justify his gay rights stance, Louie Giglio tweeted his views.