Religion's role in presidential inaugurations
Father Jonathan Morris weighs in
- Duration 3:44
- Date Jan 20, 2013
Father Jonathan Morris weighs in
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As President Obama gets ready to take the oath of officers for a second term take a look at the cover of Newsweek actually this is.
-- online version calling the president.
The second coming it's not the first time Newsweek is compared.
The president to god they also had -- got referenced in their 2010 cover as well so does this religious comparison crossed the line.
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I think it is it proof once again that the American people are very religious and so Newsweek is trying to sell their magazine it's what do they do they make.
Most of us very mad.
And then they make but those were trying to get rid of religion and spiritual expressions of public out of the public square.
They make them very happy it's it's about selling magazines unfortunately not selling very many that's why it's online and not out on the street corners they're trying.
To be provocative obviously in play up.
What was felt the first time around when there was all sorts of references.
Around but this feels a little -- -- -- -- it's little low.
-- -- Of course it does come out when the president is being.
Given the -- of officer for a second time.
Interestingly enough all throughout American history prayer has always for the most part been included in inaugural right from mud.
George Washington went to a prayer service the morning of his inauguration.
Here in New York City -- and Paul's chapel.
Never since has been morning prayer services and since 1937.
Has had a benediction and invocation.
As we're going to have it's wonderful and the president can use the Bible to swear he's the swearing in his -- Wonderful things but there -- people on our society we're trying to get rid of that.
We had cable news host famously last week and saying that we should have -- -- we should have nobody addiction should know -- because nobody believes messed up anyway.
Let me tell you what a great books I've -- my life is by any historian Alexis de Tocqueville that the Frenchman.
-- 1837 came over two -- -- America and said.
What is making this American experiments experiments so successful he said two things.
One is that the preachers throughout this land are preaching basically the same message.
A responsibly to goddess -- the second thing is a spirit of entrepreneurial chip on my way to the studio this morning.
I got out of my card and I took a picture -- the picture right now this is the second part of the great American spirit right you can re definitely puts I think.
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And -- at the -- they buy cars okay all at affordable prices because this is this is the American experiment is traditional as it is.
To be entrepreneurial to get out there weren't fighting that we for the chat with this guy mr.
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Appear on my FaceBook and Twitter and again I am running and I -- I've gotten a tattoo that -- I'm not to tell you.
But we also have the great American tradition of religion and spirituality don't -- very public way.
We're gonna see it today and I congratulate the president for doing we take you very much for joining us on this historic if you had a connection and got him.
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