Catholic League President Bill Donohue warned Monday that the Biden administration has inexplicably brought in militant atheists to lead the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, which is meant to promote initiatives based on Faith in God. 

Biden demonstrated that he would alter the agency’s objectives when he reported on Feb. 14 that he ‘will not prefer one faith over another or favor religious organizations over secular ones,’ thus eliminating the purpose of an office dedicated to “faith-based programs.”

The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships works to build bridges between the federal government and community-based faith-based nonprofits to expand their abilities to provide federally funded social services. President Bush created the Office in 2001, and during the Trump era, operated under the name Faith and Opportunity Initiative, actually giving prominence to faith-based organizations. 

Last week, Melissa Rogers, executive director of the Office along with her atheist staff, met with leaders of six anti-religious organizations—Freedom from Religion Foundation, American Humanist Association, American Atheists, Center for Inquiry, Ex-Muslims of North America, and Secular Coalition of America, The Catholic League reported.

The Office’s initiative marked the Biden administration’s apparent willingness to work with non-religiously affiliated American networks as a matter of priority. None of the associations present on Tuesday are pro-religion, and some are even openly militant against belief in God.

All those present expressed their discontent with the Trump administration’s pro-religious freedom policies, accusing it of fostering “Christian nationalism.” The creation of this fiction is central to the anti-religious politics driving these groups, which is being fueled by the Democrats’ leftist policies.

It would be different if White House staffers concerned with national economic policy or civil rights were to invite representatives of these six organizations to discuss their issues. Still, it is truly controversial when those who claim to work with people of faith sit down to negotiate and agree on policies with those who oppose it.

As the Catholic League charged if the Biden administration is to tamper with the founding purpose of faith-based initiatives by welcoming a council of militant secularists, the Office’s outcomes can only be one of utter failure in its original objectives.

Biden’s position on Faith and religion is becoming increasingly evident. With the implementation of evidently atheistic policies, it isn’t easy to believe that he calls himself a Christian and a believer in his speeches. 

This is also the view of many of the representatives and institutions of Faith. Father Jerry Pokorsky of Virginia, director of Human Life International, published an essay a few weeks before Biden’s inauguration. He harshly criticized the president’s position of wanting to appear to be a practicing Catholic. In truth, the president’s political ideology and his actions go against the most fundamentals of any religion. 

“For most of his political life, from his consistent pro-abortion record to his officiating at a gay wedding in 2016, despite his Catholic affiliation and public pious practices, Joe Biden has magnified and institutionalized countless major violations of the Ten Commandments,” Father Pokorsky asserted.

Last May 5, President Joe Biden issued a proclamation in honor of Thursday’s observance of the National Day of Prayer. What has drawn particular attention is that despite this being such a sacred theme for believers, he did not mention “God” even once.

Instead, the president mentioned “racial injustice” and “racial justice,” and also included a reference to the “threat of climate change,” all issues rightly pursued by the leftist and atheist agenda worldwide.

In stark contrast, in May 2020, then-President Donald Trump stated for the National Day of Prayer. Trump mentioned “God” 11 times in his speech, demonstrating that belief in God marks the basis and structure of his thoughts and policies.


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