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Obama, Giuliani Read Bible; Bush Mentions God at 9/11 Service

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  • 2011 Sep 13
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According to the christian post, President Obama and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani read from the Bible on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York City Sunday morning. Former President Bush read a letter written by Abraham Lincoln that mentions God. Obama chose to read Psalms 46:1, which begins with, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging” (NIV). In recent weeks, controversy surrounded Mayor Michael Bloomberg's decision to not include religious leaders or prayers in the ceremony. Regardless of Bloomberg’s decision, prayers and religious speeches were abundant at the ceremony.