Evangelist Franklin Graham is one of six faith leaders chosen to offer prayers at Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Graham will participate in the January 20 ceremony with five other religious figures, including two prosperity preachers for the first time. Prosperity preachers teach that God will make the faithful rich – a movement that many Christians categorize as heretical.The inaugural committee on Friday also released a full list of bands slated to perform in Trump’s inaugural parade, featuring marching bands from various states including Louisiana, Tennessee and Indiana – but none from Washington, DC. At least one school from the area participated in the past five parades, but none are believed to have applied this year. The parade will be shorter this year so Trump can get some work done before inaugural balls later in the day, according to the inaugural committee.
In addition to the 8,000-plus parade participants, the Radio City Rockettes and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are scheduled to perform, which has led to uproar within the Rockettes ranks and one resignation from the choir. Jackie Evancho, a 16-year-old 2010 ‘America’s Got Talent’ runner-up, will sing.