Skip to comments.After Another Church-Less Christmas, Coalition Asks: Is Obama a Christian Fraud?
Posted on 01/07/2010 4:18:59 PM PST by opentalk
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The increasingly notorious lack of church involvement or public religious observance by the United State's First Family has led one Christian organization to question the level of dedication President Obama truly feels to the religious identity that once lent such appeal to his campaign image.
After attending church regularly during the 2008 Presidential campaign, Obama has not attended church on a regular basis since being elected President and has yet to find a church home. Obama, while vacationing in Hawaii over Christmastime, failed to attend any religious services with his family; neither did he attend during Christmas in 2008 as president-elect.
Yet as a candidate, Obama made his Christian faith and involvement in a local church community a central component of his campaign - an image widely believed to have attracted key votes that would otherwise have opposed his liberal policies. Several Christian pastors, such as Houston megachurch pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell, helped bolster the campaign talking point that Obama's social policies hewed closer to Christian doctrine than his critics allowed.
Douglas Kmiec, the Pepperdine University law professor who drew immense criticism from Catholic circles for actively campaigning on Obama's behalf, had argued that his trust in the pro-abortion candidate stemmed from his apparent commitment to Christianity.
"When, in a meeting of faith leaders in Chicago, Obama told me that his community work years before, helping the displaced and the unemployed, left him empty until he knelt before the Cross, I believed him," wrote Kmiec in a January 2009 Commonweal op-ed defending against his critics. "No politics or philosophy or relationship is launched well when faith is missing; and I did not (and do not) doubt the genuineness of Obamas Christian faith commitment."
Since his election, Christian watchdogs have grown increasingly agitated by the apparent lack of, and even disregard for, Christian sensitivities in the White House. Some examples include:
-Per White House request, Georgetown University in April covered up a white cross and a symbol for the name of Jesus that would have appeared over Obama's head at a speech.
- The President declined publicly to celebrate the National Day of Prayer at the White House - yet hosted a large bash for Gay and Lesbian Pride Month in June, and recognized the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the White House.
- While matter-of-factly noting that George Washington recognized Thanksgiving as celebrating "the many and signal favors of Almighty God," Obama's Thanksgiving proclamation was the first in U.S. history to exhort celebration of the holiday without actually acknowledging the existence of God or Divine Providence.
- For the first time in 43 years, the Obama Administration banned a military flyover at a "God and Country Rally" in Nampa, Idaho.
- On a White House Christmas tree, the President asked that no religious ornaments be displayed - yet, ironically, reportedly allowed an ornament displaying the image of Chinese dictator and mass murderer Mao Tse Tung.
"The issue is not whether a President has to attend church on a regular basis to be an effective President. They do not," commented Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Washington, D.C. based Christian Defense Coalition. "The issue is one of integrity and honesty.
"To portray yourself as person of deep Christian faith and very involved in the life of the local church during the campaign and then abandon that position after you are elected reduces faith to a commodity and religion to a political tool."
Mahoney noted that the White House admits that President Obama and his family have not settled in one church community in Washington, D.C. because they want to avoid becoming a "disruptive factor for the local church."
"This is a completely disingenuous and misleading argument," said Mahoney. "The overwhelming majority of churches in the Washington would love to have the President and his family attend their church and would welcome them with open arms.
"Simply stated; Mr. President if your Christian faith and involvement with a local church means as much to you as you say it does please find a vibrant local community for you and your family to worship Christ."
DUHHHH!!! He’s a friggin Muslim you idiots and probably a Kenyan to boot!!! Why do you think the Muzzie killers are getting Mirandized and coddled? Wake up for God’s sake
Can this guy's actions speak any LOUDER?
Muslims hate Christmas
“We don’t give them Christmas gifts, we don’t want to spoil them.” B.Hussein Obama (Known Liar)
campaign trail interview 2008
I do not believe that these dumba**es actually thought Obama was a Christian. LOL!!
No wonder this nation is going down the toilet.
As long as he prays five times a day toward the east, he will satisfy his real religious obligation. The prophet of the moon god says its okay to lie about everything else.
I thought the Reverend Wright episode clarified that one. It did for me.
I always thought his ‘Sermon” at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church was the Turning of the Tide, that gave him the thumbs up of a lot of Christians.
YOU CANT FIX STUPID
He uses Christianity as a ruse to disguise his true religious beliefs, or lack of them.
Is he Christian?
They even HAVE to ask this about the most pro-abortion politician we’ve had?????
And discarded it after the election, when it was no longer necessary.
He is a complete and utter fraud.
Can someone post the picture with the bear CR@PPING in the woods?
Same as the C-span health care promise, bait and switch campaign. Fraud
Jeremiah Wright could maybe take a preaching job in D.C. Obama would attend there.
The article is misleading. It talks about two preachers who backed Obama during his campaign, and sort of implies that they’ve changed their minds since then. But it doesn’t come out and say that.
And I don’t think they have changed their minds, because socialism is a part of their world view. Caldwell’s church prides itself on being able to form tax-exempt organizations receiving government financing, ostensibly for community service. (Reminds me of a line in a W.C. Fields movie. His daughter chides him for conning people, and he says, “I’m like Robin Hood, taking from the rich and giving to the poor.” “What poor?” she asks. “Us poor,” he answers.) And they give classes on how to emulate them and take advantage of that free government money.
A secret one,or course.
He will probably start going to church again sometime in 2012.
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