All Christians will applaud the latest announcement from the inauguration committee…
As Trump just announced, Franklin Graham and 6 other religious figures will speak at the event.
The ceremony will start with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, followed by the readings and invocations from pastor Paula White and Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Leadership Conference.
Graham is an early supporter of Trump. He said:
“I don’t have any scientific information. I don’t have a stack of emails to read to you, but I have an opinion. I believe it was God. God showed up. He answered the prayers of hundreds of thousands of people across this land who had been praying for this country.” God showed up through the will of the American people and Trump was easily elected.
“Since the first inaugural ceremony, our leaders have paid tribute to the blessings of liberty that have been bestowed upon our country and its people,” Tom Barrack, the chairman of the Presidential Inaugural Committee said in a statement. “I am pleased to announce that a diverse set of faith leaders will offer readings and prayers at the swearing-in of President-elect Trump and honor the vital role religious faith plays in our multicultural, vibrant nation.”
Among others, Rabbi Marvin Hier and Wayne T. Jackson are invited to the ceremony.