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National Prayer Breakfast 2012

An Open Letter to Obama on the National Prayer Breakfast and LGBT People

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

As the head of MCC, the oldest and largest denomination in the world that welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, I was hoping for a friendly word from you, and I want to say it was there -- in the direction of your speech.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, America's poor, a group largely neglected by politicians, was front and center in the national conversation. On the one hand, we had President Obama speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, invoking "the biblical call to care for... those at the margins of our society" and paraphrasing Luke in support of tax hikes on the wealthy (Question: Why would the Good Book have something relevant to say about taxes only now, but not when the president extended tax cuts for those "to whom much is given"?). On the same day as the Prayer Breakfast, Mitt Romney was accepting the endorsement of the gold-plated Donald Trump -- only one day after saying he was "not concerned about the very poor." Could you be more politically tone-deaf? They probably bonded over their mutual love of pink slips: Mitt: I like being able to fire people! Donald: I tried to trademark "You're fired!" Mitt: Glad you couldn't -- I would have owed you a lot of royalties!