President Biden’s 2023 Thanksgiving proclamation omitted any reference to God or faith, marking the first time in American history that God was completely excluded from the proclamation.
This contrasts with past proclamations from presidents, including George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, who honored God in their Thanksgiving messages.
“This Thanksgiving, we are grateful for our Nation and the incredible soul of America,” Biden said. (Trending: SNL Legend Unleashes On Democrats)
A Proclamation on Thanksgiving Day, 2023 | The White House https://t.co/TGV4htLQAi
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The omission reflects a departure from the nation’s Judeo-Christian values and the original spirit behind America’s national day of Thanksgiving.
“On Thanksgiving Day, we thank God for the abundant blessings in our lives…I encourage all Americans to gather, in homes and places of worship, to offer a prayer of thanks to God for our many blessings,” Former President Donald Trump said in 2020.
The move has sparked concerns about the secularization of the holiday and its historical roots.