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Biden Faces Big Backlash Over Easter Comments, Proclamation

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President Joe Biden and his administration are facing a new round of criticism after he claimed on Easter that transgenders are “made in the image of God” while recognizing the “Trans Day of Visibility” on one of the holiest days in Christianity.

The ‘image’ claim was written on the official White House X platform account, reports said, and it came after Biden issued a proclamation on Good Friday that said that “all Americans” should join in lifting up “the lives and voices of transgender people throughout our Nation” while working toward “eliminating violence and discrimination based on gender identity.”

The administration also caused issues when a press release announcing that it had banned overtly religious-themed Easter egg designs for an annual art contest before posting the following statement on Easter Sunday: “Today, on Transgender Day of Visibility, I have a simple message to all trans Americans: I see you. You are made in the image of God, and you’re worthy of respect and dignity.”

Actor Dean Cain wrote in response to Biden’s message: “If folks are made in the ‘image of God…’ then why all the surgeries and hormones?”

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“‘God created man in his own image. . . . male and female he created them.’ Gn 1:27,” said DeSantis communications aide Christina Pushaw, according to The Daily Wire.

Army Special Forces soldier and UFC fighter Tim Kennedy added: “These aren’t mutually exclusive things. I celebrate every belief, race, religion, gender, but today I celebrate that Jesus rose from the dead.”

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Samuel Sey, a pro-life advocate, wrote: “If you really believed they were made in the image of God, you would encourage them to accept their God-ordained gender.”

Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump tore into his foes on Easter Sunday, particularly those running witch hunts against him.

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“Happy Easter to all. Including crooked and corrupt prosecutors and judges that are doing everything possible to interfere with the presidential election of 2024, and put me in prison, including those many people that I completely & totally despise because they want to destroy America, a now failing nation, like ‘deranged’ Jack Smith, who is evil and ‘sick,’ Mrs. Fani (Fauni) Wade, who said she hardly knew the ‘special’ prosecutor, only to find that he spent years ‘loving’ her, long before the Georgia persecution of President Trump began (and thereby making the case against me null, void, and illegal!),” Trump posted on his Truth Social platform.

“And lazy on violet crime Alvin Bragg who, with crooked Joe’s DOJ thugs, unfairly working in the D.A.’s office, illegally indicted me on a case he never wanted to bring and virtually all legal scholars say is a case that should not be brought, is breaking the law in doing so (Pomerantz!), was turned down by all other law enforcement authorities, and is not a crime. Happy Easter everyone!” Trump wrote in another post.

In yet another post, the 45th president denounced the “cowards and weaklings” who have resigned from the House GOP.

According to a series of polls conducted by Harvard CAPS/Harris, there has been a notable uptick in the number of Democrats who view Trump more favorably than as “a danger to democracy” who would exacerbate divisions within the United States, Newsweek reported.

“The pollster’s March survey found that 33 percent of Democrats say Trump will shake up the country for the better, a three-point uptick from February’s poll and a five-point increase from January’s poll. Comparatively, the number of Democrats who see Trump as ‘a danger to democracy and will hopelessly divide the country if elected’ has decreased from 72 percent in January to 70 percent in February and 67 percent in March,” the outlet noted.

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