Rev. Silvester Beaman gave the inaugural benediction at the swearing-in ceremony for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Beaman is a minister at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilmington, Delaware, and a longtime friend of the new president. In his prayer, Beaman said the country belongs to everyone — whether they are Indigenous, Black, a person of color, wealthy or poor.
“In discovering our humanity, we will seek the good in and for our neighbors, we will love the unlovable, remove the stigma of the so-called untouchables, we will care for our most vulnerable,” he said.
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