Saturday, May 13, 2017, President Trump delivered the Commencement address at Liberty University — a private, non-profit, fully-accredited Christian university in Lynchburg, Virginia, and the largest Christian evangelical university in the world, with a total enrollment in 2016 of more than 115,000 students (15,000 residential and over 100,000 online).
In his speech, President Trump spoke of God at least 15 times; of the Bible; of patriotism; of doing what is right and the courage to do what is right; of being “a warrior for the truth” fighting for what you believe in; of the importance of being true to yourself; of the “values of service, sacrifice and devotion”; of activism and of the pursuit of the American dream; of the power of faith; why we must never quit or give up; of doing what you love; and that “in America we don’t worship government, we worship God”.
In other words, Trump said everything that the Left object and shun as a vampire shrinks from the crucifix.
Trump made this promise:
“America is better when people put their [Christian] faith into action. As long as I am your President, no one is ever going to stop you from practicing your [Christian] faith or from preaching what is in your heart. We will always stand up for the right of all Americans to pray to God and to follow His teachings.”
He concludes with these words:
“We must always remember that we share one home and one glorious destiny. Whether we are brown, black or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all salute the same great American flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God. As long as you remember what you have learned here at Liberty, as long as you have pride in your beliefs, courage in your convictions, and faith in your God, then you will not fail. And as long as America remains true to its values, loyal to its citizens, and devoted to its Creator, then our best days are yet to come . . . .
May God bless the Class of 2017. May God bless the United States of America. May God bless all of you here today. Thank you very much. Thank you.”
H/t Will Shanley
Dr. Eowyn’s post first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds