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Trump pulls the rug out


Word is that President Obama is very upset that one of his most secretive rituals is targeted to be reversed and all signs of it removed from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team as the executive mansion is prepared for the new administration. For the past seven years, to appease Muslims working at or visiting the White House, silence has been ordered during the five times of Islamic prayer each day. In addition, prayer rugs and crescent moon symbols are available in several areas of the White House to make Muslims more comfortable.

The Obama administration has defended this practice by asserting that it also observes several other religions moments of silence and prayer. They fail to point out that this obvious favoritism toward Islam, which is observed 25 minutes per day seven days per week, a practice the president has denied for years, is compared to the mere 15 seconds for Christianity on Sunday morning when a chaplain blesses a staff breakfast.

President-elect Trump acknowledges that our country was founded by Christians and was built on Christian morals and he wants all pagan symbols removed from the property unless they offer some historical significance. Jim Mergemerlerny, head of the transition team, told MSNBC, “Mr. Trump doesn’t see the need to provide prayer rugs and symbols in a house built by Christians. There is a chapel with a cross on one wall that is suitable for prayer by anyone. Our government doesn’t need to be forcing prayer rituals down peoples’ throats just so we don’t offend people looking to blow us up.”

Patriots around the US can be assured that the era of apologizing for our faith has come to an end.

Miles L. Barrere