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Sen. Coons speaks of Biden's faith at Democratic Convention

Shortly before Delaware’s own Joe Biden officially accepted the Democratic nomination for president, Sen. Chris Coons offered the nation a window into Biden’s faith.


"Joe believes, he believes in both the greatness and the goodness of his country. He believes in us and in what we can do together," said Coons as he ended his Thursday night speech at the Democratic National Convention.

And Coons explained how he believes Biden's faith would guide his presidency.

"Joe's faith is really about our future," said Coons. "About a world with less suffering and more justice. Where we're better stewards of creation, where we have a more just immigration policy and where we call out and confront the original sins of this nation. The sins of slavery and racism. Joe knows these are central issues in this election and for him, they're rooted in faith."

Coons, who is sitting in Biden’s long-time Senate seat, spoke of his friend’s faith just two weeks after President Donald Trump said Biden would “Hurt the Bible. Hurt God,” and was “against God.”

"For Joe, faith isn't a prop or political tool," said Coons. "I've known Joe about 30 years, and I've seen his faith in action. Joe knows the power of prayer, and I've seen it in moments of joy and triumph, of loss and despair turn to God for strength."

Coons also pointed out that Biden’s faith is the kind that sustains many ordinary Americans who do extraordinary things.

"Nurses who brave infection, firefighters who run into burning buildings, teachers working overtime especially now. They all deserve a servant leader who knows the dignity of work, who sees them, respects them, fights for them."

Coons adds Biden will be a president for people of all faiths or who practice no particular faith.

Joe brings over 20 years of experience in news and radio to Delaware Public Media and the All Things Considered host position. He joined DPM in November 2019 as a reporter and fill-in ATC host after six years as a reporter and anchor at commercial radio stations in New Castle and Sussex Counties.
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