What do you do when your country is attacked? Turn to God.

I’ll never forget after 9/11 how people flocked back to my church and churches all over this great nation. People just showed up.

We wanted to be together in our time of need.

Presidents are just the same.

On this 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, I’d like to share some of the quotes from American presidents on God and religion, with a special emphasis on President Franklin Roosevelt:

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Seventy-five years ago today, Japan launched a pre-emptive attack against our country.

President Roosevelt responded with resolve:

“Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”

He was clear to the American people that our exceptionalism would see us through:

“With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph — so help us God…

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This great country has been formed by our Judeo-Christian beliefs.
With Easter upon us tomorrow, I’d like to share some great quotes from American presidents on the subject of religion and its importance to us individually and collectively.

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