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Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Divine Donald Alert: CNS Gushes Over Christian Musicians Singing In Oval Office
Topic: CNSNews.com

CNSNews.com hasn't paraded President Trump's purported Judeo Christian worldview to the extent as, say, WorldNetDaily, though wacky pro-Trump rabbi Aryeh Spero has his moments. So Patrick Goodenough's gushy Nov. 15 CNS article about Christian musicians spontaneously breaking out into song during an Oval Office visit it a bit of a surprise in its divine-Donald propagandistic tone:

A “faith briefing” at the White House this week saw Christian music artists hold an impromptu worship session, singing songs of praise near the Oval Office.

In social media posts, some participants, including Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) recording artists, described learning more about the administration’s faith-based initiatives, and having what they called an remarkable experience of singing praise songs in that location.

Several phone-captured video clips were posted, included one by Christian rock and pop artist Tauren Wells showing attendees singing, without accompaniment, the Hillsong Worship song, “What a beautiful name.”

Other clips included snatches from “How great is our God” and “Thank youLord for saving my soul.”

“What a privilege to declare the name of Jesus in worship and in prayer today at the White House,” Wells posted on Instagram. “I was challenged, informed, convicted, & inspired at the faith briefing w/ many peers in the CCM industry. The church has a great opportunity to rise with grace & truth in this hour.”

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Members of We Are Messengers, an Irish worship band based in Nashville, Tenn., said the visit had given them “a genuine sense of Hope for this nation.”

“God is in control and has people at the very top level of Government who are working day in and day out to reach people with the love of Christ, to raise up the lowly, to take care of widows and orphans, to re-energize communities and faith communities all across the USA,” they said. “We need to pray for this Government and unite with them in the Work they are doing.”

Goodenough got even further o the bandwagon by presenting a Trump administration Christian-pandering initiative as something more meaningful:

The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives was established by President George W. Bush a week after taking office in January 2001, as a way to enhance the capacity of faith-based and community groups to provide federally-funded social services, by removing legal and institutional barriers preventing them from doing so.

President Obama renamed the initiative the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and also established an advisory council.

President Trump in an executive order last May renamed it the White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative, to empower faith-based organizations and “promote religious freedom.”

A number of key government departments now have Faith and Opportunity directors. They include the departments of State, Justice, Homeland Security, Labor, Commerce, Agriculture Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Veteran Affairs and USAID.

Goodenoughh even embedded links to each of those agency offices in his article. Now that's being dedicated to your propaganda.


Posted by Terry K. at 8:35 PM EST

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