Thursday, January 19, 2017

Some upset over DC's National Cathedral’s decision to participate in Trump’s inauguration

By Sarah Pulliam
President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Jill Biden and Vice President Biden attend a prayer service at the cathedral on Jan. 22, 2013. 
WASHINGTON, DC---The Washington National Cathedral, which has long been a gathering spot for symbolic national events, has found itself in the middle of controversy over whether Christians who oppose Donald Trump’s rhetoric should participate in his inauguration. The 110-year-old cathedral, which is the second-largest cathedral in the country and was chartered by Congress, has hosted several interfaith prayer services since President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first inauguration in 1933. During President Richard M. Nixon’s inauguration in 1973, the cathedral held a protest, drawing more than 10,000 people, according to the Harvard Crimson. [link]