U.S. President Donald Trump addressed the 68th annual National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, where he reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to protecting and preserving religious freedoms.
After welcoming foreign dignitaries from more than 140 countries, the President said:
“Everyone here today is united by a shared conviction. We know that our nation is stronger, our future is brighter, and our joy is greater when we turn to God and ask him to shed his grace on our lives.”
“In everything we do, we are creating a culture that protects freedom, and that includes religious freedom,” the President went on to say.
“As I said on Tuesday, in the house chamber: In America, we don’t punish prayer, we don’t tear down crosses, we don’t ban symbols of faith, we don’t muzzle preachers, we don’t muzzle pastors.
“In America, we celebrate faith, we cherish religion, we lift our voices in prayer, and we raise our sights to the glory of God,” he added.