President Joe Biden delivered the White House’s Christmas address Thursday evening and failed to mention Jesus by name or say Christ while doing so.
“How silently, how silently, the wondrous Gift is given,” Biden began. “There is a certain stillness at the center of the Christmas story. A silent night when all the world goes quiet and all the glamour, all the noise, everything that divides us, everything that pits us against one another, everything — everything that seems so important but really isn’t, this all fades away in stillness of the winter’s evening.”
Biden then referred to Jesus Christ as “a child Christians believe to be the son of God,” but failed to actually mention his name.
“And we look to the sky, to a lone star, shining brighter than all the rest, guiding us to the birth of a child — a child Christians believe to be the son of God; miraculously now, here among us on Earth, bringing hope, love and peace and joy to the world,” Biden said. “Yes, it’s a story that’s 2,000 years old, but it’s still very much alive today. Just look into the eyes of a child on Christmas morning, or listen to the laughter of a family together this holiday season after years — after years of being apart.”
The president has repeatedly claimed he is a “devout Catholic,” despite his support for leftist policies that go against church teachings, such as abortion. Pope Francis has referred to Biden’s statements on his faith and his stance on abortion as an “incoherence.”
Biden stressed unity in his address, which comes after 18 Senate Republicans joined with Democrats to pass a massive omnibus spending bill that is loaded with earmarks, carveouts, and favors for numerous lawmakers, including $1.2 million for “LGBTQIA+ Pride Centers.” The bill also provides almost half a billion dollars for border security in several Middle Eastern and North African countries.