WASHINGTON, D.C., January 20, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — President Donald J. Trump invoked the Creator and how God will protect America in his inaugural speech as the 45th President of the United States of America.
Trump appealed to the notion of equality before God when he said in his speech from the U.S. Capitol:
“And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they will their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same Almighty Creator.”
Trump, who campaigned on defending Christians’ and pastors’ right to express their viewpoints in the public square without fear of reprisals, hinted at his aversion to political correctness in the public square:
“The Bible tells us, how good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity. We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. …
“There should be no fear. We are protected, and we will always be protected … by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God.”
As NPR reported, every American president except Teddy Roosevelt and Rutherford B. Hayes has mentioned God in his inaugural address.
Trump did not mention the rights of the unborn in his speech in which he proclaimed that henceforth government policy will always put “America first,” although pro-life citizens have high expectations for Trump after eight years living under a pro-abortion-rights president.
As LifeSiteNews reported in July, Trump was the first modern GOP presidential nominee not to mention abortion in his RNC acceptance speech.
Unlike his predecessor, Trump also did not mention “sexual orientation” or “gender identity” in his inaugural address, although Sen. Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-NY, did use both terms in his inaugural speech introducing Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who administered the oath of office to the new president.
President Obama was the first president to make a “gay” reference in an inauguration speech, in 2013. In the same speech, he linked racial civil rights to “rights” based on aberrant sexual behaviors and desires, tying the 1969 Stonewall Inn riots launching the modern, aggressive “gay” movement to Selma, Alabama, where civil rights triumphed over racism.
Obama was also the first president to mention the word “transgender” in a State of the Union speech, in 2015.