President Joe Biden delivered a Christmas address on Thursday but did not speak the name of “Jesus” or “Christ.”
“How silently, how silently, the wondrous gift is given,” Biden began, as he delivered his address to reporters at the White House.
The president spoke about a “child” born on Christmas but did not speak the child’s name.
“We look to the sky to a lone star, shining brighter than all the rest guiding us to the birth of a child, a child that Christians believe to be the Son of God,” he said.
Biden also spoke several times about the “light” and “peace” at the heart of Christmas.
“That light is still with us, illuminating our way forward as Americans and citizens of the world, a light that burned at the beginning and at Bethlehem,” he said.