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Will Joe Biden Once Again Distort the Meaning of Easter?

AMAC Exclusive – By Seamus Brennan

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As Christians observe Good Friday and memorialize Christ’s Passion on the Cross in anticipation of Easter Sunday—the celebration of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead and humanity’s liberation from sin—people of faith can surely expect that the left will once again exploit the occasion to engage in secular virtue-signaling that whitewashes the true meaning of the holy day.

For years, the progressive movement has steadily escalated its campaign to strip all major religious holidays, including Easter, Christmas, Passover, Hannukah, and others, of their religious meaning. In his 2021 Easter message, for instance, President Joe Biden (a self-proclaimed devout Catholic) twisted Christian terms like “resurrection” and “renewal” to justify his administration’s draconian COVID-19 policies and insist that “the virus is not gone”—all alongside a masked Easter bunny.

Likewise, Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA), who campaigned on his status as a Christian pastor (even as he supports unfettered access to abortion) infamously tweeted last Easter that the real “meaning” of the day is “more transcendent than the resurrection of Christ.” Easter’s true meaning, he suggested, derives not from Christ’s sacrifice and the miracle of the resurrection, but instead from “a commitment to helping others,” by which we can ultimately “save ourselves.”

As Isaac Shorr wrote for National Review in response to the tweet (which was quickly deleted), “nothing, nothing, is more transcendent than God’s only begotten son becoming man, dying to absolve humanity of its sin, rising again, and consigning Satan, sin, and death to a final, eternal defeat.” He continued: “Easter is about man’s rescue by God Almighty, not ‘sav[ing] ourselves’ through some kind of secular self-improvement scheme. For all intents and purposes, Easter is Christianity.”

Progressives’ reduction of momentous religious occasions to vague secular celebrations centered on social justice and leftist political priorities is not limited to Easter—and it is nothing new. In Biden’s first Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony as president last year, he failed to mention or make any reference whatsoever to the birth of Christ or the true meaning of Christmas. Rather, he opted to diminish the holiday to a mere secular “beacon of hope” and a season to “find light.” Even when Biden did give a subtle nod to his purported Catholic faith by quoting several lines of the Peace Prayer of St. Francis, he still managed to omit portions of the prayer that made explicit reference to God.

Additionally, at a 2021 Menorah lighting ceremony to commemorate Hannukah, Biden awkwardly incorporated his “Build Back Better” political slogan into his remarks. “That little bit of light,” he said, can “dispel the darkness” from our “democracy” and encourage us to “build back better or perhaps build back brighter.” Biden’s presidential proclamation on the 2021 National Day of Prayer made similarly cringeworthy references to a “reckoning on racial justice” and the “existential threat of climate change.”

Given Biden’s propensity to invoke his faith only when it is politically convenient for him, it’s of little surprise that Catholic bishops and other leaders in the Church have repeatedly criticized him for diverging from the dogmas and teachings of the Catholic Church—most notably on abortion.

The left’s trend of omitting references to religion on major religious holidays can be traced back to the Obama years. On Easter Sunday in 2010, for instance, former President Barack Obama spoke of “the shared spirit of humanity that inhabits us all, Jews and Christians, Muslims and Hindus, believers and nonbelievers alike”—seemingly diminishing the day’s special importance to Christians. In Obama’s 2014 Easter message, after briefly acknowledging the Christian origins of the holiday, he went on to describe Easter as being representative of a secular “universal mission” embracing a “common thread of humanity that connects us all.” Obama and other Democrats were also criticized for referring to Christians as “Easter Worshippers” in 2019.

By contrast, former President Donald Trump’s Easter and Christmas messages were defined by a clear sense of reverence for the holy days he was commemorating. “Melania and I join millions of Christians celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the gift of eternal life this Easter,” he said in 2020. “We hope all of you are filled with the joy, love, and hope that marks this holiest of days.” In each of his four years lighting the National Christmas Tree, Trump consistently made explicit reference to “the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ”—marking a significant contrast with the broad-based secular language of Biden and Obama.

The left’s evident desire to craft a loosely defined godless religion based on the so-called “spirit of humanity,” which throws traditional religious language and authentic religious practices by the wayside, represents the progressive movement’s fundamental misunderstanding of who Christians are and what they believe. Therefore, as Christians near the end of Holy Week and enter into the Paschal Triduum, they should not be surprised or discouraged by the inevitable onslaught of watered-down statements, speeches, and social media posts that subtly seek to separate Christianity and the Easter miracle from their ultimate source, meaning, and hope in Jesus Christ. 

After all, the good news that still pours forth in every corner of this amazing land is that despite what progressives desperately want, the true meaning of Easter will not be lost on hundreds of millions of American Christians this Sunday.

In his Easter Vigil homily at the turn of the new century, Pope John Paul II powerfully restated the fundamental and timeless need for an authentic Christian witness in the world:

Yes, Christ is truly risen, and we are witnesses of this. We proclaim this witness to the world, so that the joy which is ours will reach countless other hearts, kindling in them the light of the hope which does not disappoint.

As he prepares his own Easter message this year, Joe Biden would do well to take note.


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carlos Matamoros
7 months ago

trump will die in jail

Garye
7 months ago

What is the matter with you hateful marxist democrats???
Is it that you cannot accept responsibility or facts????
All you have is hate, discrimination, biases, and are so,so unhappy with yourselves???

Doc
7 months ago

Yes, send the vile b*st*rd (and his hag) to GITMO for eternity…

Adele
7 months ago

Why hasn’t Joe Biden been ex-communicated by now. He purports to be a strong Catholic yet doesn’t even nod in that direction in any of his beliefs which are all secular and many w/o morality or ethics. It seems our bought and paid for pseudo president had bought and sold some himself.

carlos Matamoros
7 months ago
Reply to  Adele

trump will die in jail

Grace
5 months ago
Reply to  Adele

Joe Biden has been a crook from the get-go. From plagiarism-1-2 and 3 to the selling out of America to the Chinese. His God is money and his #-1 sin is his recurrent Pedophilia. The history Of The Biden Crime Family is not just the title for a book. .

Enuf Said
7 months ago

If Warnock and Biden are considered Christians, then just look at the source of that hypocrisy!!

George
7 months ago

I won’t even speculate on how Joe Biden can and will distort the Easter message. A good catholic, he is not!

carlos Matamoros
7 months ago
Reply to  George

usted es un maricon

pidl
7 months ago
Reply to  George

And this is why Jesus died, for the sins of humans. And murdering a baby is definitely a sin. I am just curious how God is going to handle this one.

Michael
7 months ago

The people know from past speeches heAdmits of control of scripted messagesFrom behind the curtains. His soul isOwned by demons of the satanic realmThat direct every move he makes…his only true salvation is to commit To Jesus his sins and to free him fromThe evil That surrounds him…thenHe would be recogned by God…sinceHe represents a SACRED office ofThe people..by the people..and weThe people…it could somewhatRedeem him for the people to forgiveThe sins he has committed to The people….God is waiting

pidl
7 months ago
Reply to  Michael

The answer to my earlier response, maybe.

Walt
7 months ago

If the hierarchy of the church had any spine they would ec-communicate Joe z Biden……the hid all the molestation of some priests fro good Catholics……then the requested fro those same good Catholics to pay off victims of their priest’s molestation…….

pidl
7 months ago
Reply to  Walt

So sad, and so thought provoking. It may mean Satan is everywhere. And we need to be vigilant and not wholly trust anyone.

Mario Capparuccini
7 months ago

Progressives are human agents of Satan, their father. Jesus told us that the world hated Him and will hate us too. We are not surprised one iota by the lies and vitriol of the left. May they come to repentance before the great day of the wrath of God Almighty upon the sons of disobedience.

carlos Matamoros
7 months ago

you drink the blood of the pig

John S.
7 months ago

Biden and Warnock are not Christians. They are both fake.

Bill T
7 months ago

This is just a thought I had , if Biden, Obama, Clinton, carter were on the titanic and it was about to go down. Would they given the opportunity let a transgender or woman ( yes this is gods and a biological fact! ) let them get on that last lifeboat, or would they be MAN ENOUGH to let the last few CHILDREN AND THE MOTHER’S LIVE?

Robert Zuccaro
7 months ago

Brandon gives the WH Easter address: “Come on, man! You know… the guy… that guy… they cuisinarted him… ppl with bulging veins in their necks came out of the fields man… with ghost guns”

pidl
7 months ago
Reply to  Robert Zuccaro

LOL. So funny.

Biden is in serious cognitive decline. And he will only get worse. I wonder how many “brain health pills” he is taking every day?

Bruce Burton
7 months ago

Warnock is a Pastor?? The Resurrection of Christ was God’s promise that the Blood of His Son washed away our sins and gave everlasting life to whomsoever believes in Him. This is the central thesis of Christianity. You don’t get to make up your own religion Warnock. Progressives twist religion so it appears to support their agenda. That is at its essence, blasphemy.

Letts Brandon
7 months ago
Reply to  Bruce Burton

Someone should have told Mohammed!

JudyG46
7 months ago

Not surprising. All I can say is, God’s word is happening right now as we live. “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.14 For the gate is narrow and the way is constricted that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matt 7:13. The “falling away” is becoming more and more prevalent as those who profess to be “devout” (in their minds) do not follow Christ or live by the Word of God!

Garye
7 months ago

Wouldn’t surprise me at all if joebama and the marxist democrat party tried to “rename or change the narrative ” of Easter.
They are a Godless group of liars who are destroying every good and moral aspect of America and Feedom, crushing religious beliefs are surely next.
This disaster democrat party is being sued along with out of control teachers in Massachusetts for attacking and instructing on gender of minors,in opposition to the parents and without parental consent!!
NOTHING is to VILE or IMMORAL for the marxist democrat party!
THROW THEM ALL OUT!!!
They are the enemies of America,Freedom, and GOD given Rights!
Enough of their attacks on the good Legal Citizens of OUR COUNTRY!

Robert Zuccaro
7 months ago
Reply to  Garye

Probably blame Trump for the crucifixion while crediting himself for the resurrection.

ops
7 months ago
Reply to  Garye

You will not hear the following words spoken by this admin. God, Family or Patriotism!!

Garye
7 months ago
Reply to  ops

Yes, those words are against everything these traitors are trying to do.

Bob Al
7 months ago

Thank you. Believers need to now more than ever take a stand for their faith. First, by falling on their knees before our Savior and praying for forgiveness for the apathy that is rampant in the church today.
Second, proclaim your faith. “I am a believer in Jesus Christ” and for what He’s done for me by his death and rising from the dead.
Finally, love your enemies; don’t call them stupid, evil, hateful. Love them as Christ has loved us
You will change the world.

Max
7 months ago
Reply to  Bob Al

AMEN.

MJB
7 months ago
Reply to  Bob Al

Bob Al, You make some beautiful remarks about faith and I agree that the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made should be at the forefront of our lives. But that love your enemies is the toughest part. It’s hard to think of some of these people and their behavior, and love them for it. Especially when you see the damage they inflict on so many others. I continue to try but it’s the most difficult for me. You hear people say “what would Jesus do”? I hope and pray that some day I can ask Him.

Enuf Said
7 months ago
Reply to  Bob Al

Read Psalms 109 and see what David prayed for his enemies!!

Frank
7 months ago

Since Joe is mentally challenged, I think his wife deserves a big part of the blame. Why would you knowingly put a loved one(in his condition) in that position? She is as power and money hungry as the rest of them. Total disregard for her family values. They are a disgrace on so many levels.

Walt
7 months ago
Reply to  Frank

AMEN Frank

Bill T
7 months ago

Any true Catholic that’s a supporter of these leftist liberal democrats must be ignorant, the progressive socialist democrats that are in place especially since Obama are so obviously against the true meaning of Christ our lord and savior must like sleeping with the enemy, if your a Catholic and vote for these haters of god then your simply a fool. And unfortunately that’s tens of millions of American citizens who actually agree with and support these radical and destructive haters of our Christian beliefs. You vote for democrats your voting to end your family values and destroy the Catholic religion.

Garye
7 months ago
Reply to  Bill T

Exactly correct Bill!
You cannot be a Catholic,who professes your belief,and support the marxist democrat party whose policies are directly opposite your religious teaching.
You can’t have it both ways,You RESPECT LIFE or you don’t. You treat ALL with Love and Respect, or you don’t.
Racism, divisiveness, hatred,politics first,dishonesty, corruption, greed and power above God, either you do or you don’t.
There is no gray area!

Hal
7 months ago
Reply to  Bill T

One might conclude that politicians who proclaim their Christianity is Catholic are using their public proclamations in this regard to harvest political gain. I am NOT a Catholic, but from what I can discern, it is a puzzle to me how a Catholic Christian can support the DemocRat party which leans closer to Nazi principles than Christian principles.

Walt
7 months ago
Reply to  Hal

Hal I am a Catholic and I detest the spine of the hierarchy Catholic Church……they have lied to the people of the Church for centuries

Robert Zuccaro
7 months ago
Reply to  Bill T

Even German Christians became Nazis under Hitler…

Bruce
7 months ago
Reply to  Robert Zuccaro

Suggest you go back and read a good history of that time. Religious people succumbed to Nazi power. It is true that the national churches followed along like sheep, but hundreds of clergy and Christians perished in the same manner as their Jewish countrymen. Just sayin…

Carl S
7 months ago

Biden and Pelosi and all the other self proclaimed Catholics, including the Pope, make me glad I left the Catholic Church, after being raised in it. for 10 years. There will be a judgement day for all of them. Happy Easter to everyone, for JESUS CHRIST is alive.!!!!!

MJB
7 months ago
Reply to  Carl S

Carl, Politicians and misguided clergy, like Pope Francis, will never stop me from following my Catholic faith. Let’s just say I have quite a few years on you. For every corrupt politician there are good ones who try their best to do their jobs. For any misguided Pope, there have been Popes like St. Pope John Paul II, who have dedicated their whole life to God. These politicians, Pope, and you and I will all be judged. Just some food for thought. Have a Blessed Easter!

Walt
7 months ago
Reply to  MJB

MJB……
Correctomundo

Walt
7 months ago
Reply to  Carl S

Carl…..I love the church but I detest the folks who in charge

Elena Tellez
7 months ago

We need to get rid of these RE-GRESSIVE socialist Marxists masquerading as Democrats… and take America back again. Send Biden to Russia and leave him there with his son, brother and otherpolitical ilk.

Rosalee Cavanaugh
7 months ago

and that is why Biden is Catholic in name only. To believe in something one must know what it stands for.

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