Joe Biden left the name of Jesus Christ out of his Christmas message today, but he took time to specifically mentioned people of non-Christian religions and even those who have no faith at all.
“The Christmas story is at the heart of the Christmas — Christian faith. But the message of hope, love, peace, and joy, they’re also universal. It speaks to all of us, whether we’re Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, or any other faith, or no faith at all. It speaks to all of us as human beings who are here on this Earth to care for one another, to look out for one another, to love one another,” Biden said in the message.
Biden referred to Jesus Christ as “a child Christians believe to be the son of God,” making it appear that that fact is a mere claim and not a universal truth.
“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.”
Numerous conservative commentators noticed how carefully Biden’s message was crafted to avoid saying the actual name of Jesus Christ, whose birth Christmas celebrates.
Todd Starnes tweeted: “President Biden failed to mention the name of Jesus during his Christmas message to the nation. He mentioned the Muslims, but he failed to name the Reason for the Season. Nothing triggers the Left like the name above all names.”
In contrast, in his last Christmas message to America, President Donald Trump mentioned Jesus or God multiple times, and it took him only until the second sentence of his speech to say, “While our gatherings might look different than in years past, this Christmas, like every Christmas, is an opportunity for us to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and show our heartfelt gratitude for the abundant blessings God has bestowed upon our lives and country.”