President Donald J. Trump attacked his Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, yesterday, claiming that Biden and his policies are against religion. “Take away your guns, take away your Second Amendment. No religion, no anything. Hurt the Bible. Hurt God. He’s against God. He’s against guns. He’s against energy, our kind of energy,” Trump said at a campaign event in Ohio.
Biden, the nation’s first Catholic vice president, has a long track record of being a man of faith. In 2015, he served as the administration’s liaison for Pope Francis’ visit, joining him on his tour of the states. Biden is also known to carry rosary beads in his pocket. Throughout his career, his faith has caused him to be attacked from the left and right, including from within the Catholic Church for his stance on abortion. “President Trump’s decision today to profane God and to smear my faith in a political attack, is a stark reminder of what the stakes of this fight truly are,” Biden said.
Blake is a writer focused on non-profits and trade industries. He has told the stories of countless peacebuilders while covering international development with the nonprofit Search for Common Ground. He is a graduate of the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs.