January 20th gets us closer to the big inauguration day, and it has been revealed that six religious leaders will be speaking during the swearing-in ceremony.
Franklin Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham, is just one of the big names that will be offering a prayer that day.
Graham is president of the Christian humanitarian-aid organization Samaritan’s Purse, and he’ll be delivering a benediction along with Rabbi Marvin Hier and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson.
Readings and an invocation from Cardinal Timothy Dolan, pastor Paula White and Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference will mark the beginning of the ceremony.
Graham 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.”
“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,” Presidential Inauguration Committee Chairman Tom Barrack stated.
Hier will be the first rabbi to speak at such event in 30 years.
Jackson got the attention of the media during the election season when protesters interrupted Trump at Detroit’s Great Faith Ministries was interrupted by protesters.
“Look at their track record,” the bishop said. “They have a bunch of drug users and drug pushers.”
Jackson also said that, “Trump has every right to worship here, like anyone else.”