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'In God We Trust!': Mr. T Calls for Prayers for Unity in America

Milton Quintanilla | Contributor for | Wednesday, July 6, 2022
'In God We Trust!': Mr. T Calls for Prayers for Unity in America

'In God We Trust!': Mr. T Calls for Prayers for Unity in America

As America celebrated its 246th birthday on Monday, legendary actor and former professional wrestler Mr. T issued a heartfelt message on social media calling for prayer for unity across the nation.

According to CBN News, Mr. T, whose real name is Lawrence Tureaud, tweeted several messages on Independence Day.

"Happy Birthday America and Happy Independence Day! The Land of the Free and home of the Brave. The Red, the White, and the Blue. In God we Trust!" he wrote.

"My home sweet home, The Land that I Love! I am so very Grateful to be a citizen of the United States of America, Thank God!" he said in a subsequent tweet.

He also emphasized the need for prayers for unity amongst Americans.

"We the people; together we stand, divided we fall! Black and white together, we shall overcome someday! The Nation that prays together, stays together!"

Mr. T is also an outspoken Christian who often shares Bible verses and encouraging messages in his posts. In one recent post, the actor highlighted the importance of unity, especially with one's enemies.

"To live in Peace with Friends is easy, but what about your enemies? Can we be honest with each other? That's hard to do and may be impossible?" he tweeted on June 26.

He added, "To live in peace, you have to put aside hatred, bitterness, fear, and forgiveness! Jesus said, 'With man this is impossible, with God all things are possible, but with God all things are possible.' Matthew 19:26"

"Peace on earth is not an Unreachable dream; with Christ, it is an achievable goal with the help of the Holy Spirit!"

Mr. T's messages on unity come at a time of growing division in the U.S., especially following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last month. The ruling now allows the states to handle the issue of abortion. Some states have already placed restrictions or bans on abortion.

Unlike Mr. T, several other celebrities, including pop singer Katy Perry and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, took to social media on Monday to lament Independence Day.

"'Baby you're a firework' is a 10, but women in the U.S. have fewer rights than an actual sparkler smh," Perry, who grew up in a Christian household, tweeted, referencing her song "Firework."

Meanwhile, Lakshmi argued that there was "not much" to celebrate on Independence Day this year.

"Not much to celebrate this 4th, I'm afraid. Let's just hope everyone can keep safe and peaceful today and that soon our nation veers away from this precipice," she tweeted. "No matter what, we'll keep fighting for the day where all humans have the same rights, at least of their own person and body, have privacy to make their own choices and to love whom they love and live in peace."

Lakshmi's post also included a picture with the hashtag #notahappy4th and a picture of a cake with the message "Separate Church & State."

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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer. He is also the co-hosts of the For Your Soul podcast, which seeks to equip the church with biblical truth and sound doctrine. Visit his blog Blessed Are The Forgiven.