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The 'other' speech at the National Prayer Breakfast

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Feb 08, 2012

You probably saw news coverage of President Obama’s talk at the National Prayer Breakfast last week. But did you see anything about the keynote address at that event, by Eric Metaxas? It was a very interesting speech, which began by contrasting a live faith in Jesus Christ with a “dead,” formalized religiosity—a challenging message for that particular crowd—and went on to suggest that the people who show a real faith today are classified as the “crazies” of the “religious Right.” Before he finished, Metaxas had some charitable yet uncompromising things to say about the need to convert those who do not recognize the humanity of the unborn or the sanctity of marriage. All this, recall, was said with President Obama sitting—perhaps occasionally squirming—a few feet away.

Interested? The Metaxas speech is still available on C-Span.

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  • Posted by: Justin8110 - Feb. 08, 2012 7:17 PM ET USA

    May the good Lord bless this man for being honest and not bending to human respect. It sounds like he did what Mother Teresa did at that prayer breakfast during the Clinton years. As Father John Hardon used to say, a nation willing to abort and contracept is a nation on the way to extinction.

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