President George W. Bush waves from the top of the stairs of Air Force One as he arrives in New Orleans to talk about his tax-cut proposals.
Americans are familiar with George W. Bush's spiritual side because of frequent references to his born-again Christian faith. But the depth of those religious convictions may catch many by surprise. Take, for example, the events aboard Air Force One on Palm Sunday 2002.
Knowing that Bush hates to miss church on important occasions, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, and then counselor Karen Hughes--all devout Christians--suggested that they conduct an informal religious service on a trip-ending flight from El Salvador to Washington. Bush agreed enthusiastically.
Rice and other senior aides spread the word soon after takeoff that there would be a service for anyone who wanted to attend. Three dozen officials huddled in the conference room near the presidential suite as Bush, first lady Laura Bush, and six aides sat around a rectangular table. Rice,...
I think it is positively great that out President, his wife, and his staff had a religious service aboard Air Force One! I praise God for our President, and his christian stand. If more Americans took their stand for God, the world would be a better place. God Bless America and God Bless President and Mrs. Bush!!!