Joe Biden did not mention Jesus or use the word Christ once in his Easter morning “Resurrection Day” speech, according to Fox News.
Easter is the day that Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Traditionally, the president will address the nation on Easter Sunday to celebrate the holiday.
Former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump both mentioned Jesus in their speeches.
Biden must have forgotten, breaking the streak when he was speaking from the White House Blue Room balcony.
Instead of name-dropping Jesus he mentioned the Easter Bunny.
“Easter is a day of joy, when we celebrate resurrection and renewal,” said Biden.
“But this year, we know many are still going without the familiar comforts of the season.”
Despite the reasoning and meaning of the holiday, Biden only mentioned God three times in total.
Biden asked God to bless Americans, protect our troops and “take care of the Easter Bunny.”
When the White House was asked for comment by Fox News, The WH led reporters in the direction where Biden held an Easter-themed op-ed published on April 2 where he named Jesus and called on Americans to “recommit” to the “lessons of Easter.”
“As we commemorate this holiest of days, let us recommit ourselves to the lessons of Easter,” wrote the president.
“Let us love and care for our neighbors – as Jesus did, and as we’ve seen so many ordinary, extraordinary people do over the course of this difficult year.”
However, Biden did mention The coronavirus during his Easter address.
Biden urged the American people to get their vaccinations during the speech.
Biden emphasized that it is The American people’s “moral obligation” to do so.
From Fox News:
The president and first lady Jill Biden did not mention Jesus in the video message, either, though they did refer to the Gospel of John, Pope Francis and God.
The Bidens implored Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine in their video message, calling the act one of “moral obligation.”