Sen. Tim Scott Credits Jesus, His Mom and a Chick-fil-A Boss

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Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) touched on his Christian faith during the Republican response to President Biden’s address to Congress Wednesday night.

The South Carolina Republican shared that growing up he was “blessed” with a “praying mom” and a “Chick-fil-A operator” that led to a “string of opportunities that are only possible here in America.”

Referencing the coronavirus pandemic, Scott touched on being a follower of Jesus.

“Becoming a Christian transformed my life, but for months, too many churches were shutdown,” he said.

In the hope-filled address, Scott concluded with sharing what causes him to be “more than hopeful.”

“Original sin is never the end of the story. Not in our souls and not for our nation. The real story is always redemption,” he said.

“I am standing here because my mom has prayed me through some really tough times. I believe our nation has succeeded the same way because generations of Americans in their own ways have asked for grace and God has supplied it,” Scott added.

Scott closed with lyrics from “The Blessing,” a worship song released in 2020 by Elevation Worship with Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes. He said it really help him through COVID.

“The music is new, but the words draw from scripture,” he said.

“May the Lord bless you and keep you, make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May his presence go before you and behind you and beside you in your weeping and your rejoicing. He is for you. May his favor be upon our nation for a thousand generations and your family and your children and their children.

“Good night, and God bless the United States.”


Caleb Parke is a senior correspondent for the ‘Todd Starnes Show.’ Follow him on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and connect with him at calebparke.com.

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