Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

No Churchgoing Christmas for the First Family
Time ^ | December 23, 2009 | Amy Sullivan

Posted on 12/24/2009 7:56:59 AM PST by opentalk

The Senate vote on final passage of health reform almost scuttled their plans, but it looks like the First Family will still make it to Hawaii for Christmas. They've had a whirlwind holiday season so far, starting with the lighting of the National Christmas Tree, through hosting more than 50,000 people for 27 parties and open houses, and ending with a visit by the First Lady, Malia and Sasha, and the family's dog Bo, to deliver cookies to the Children's National Medical Center. The Obamas have also started their own holiday traditions in their new home, adding a Christmas wishing tree to the decorations festooning the White House.

But there's one common Christmas practice not on the First Family's schedule: a visit to Christmas Eve church services.

..The Obamas have attended Sunday services in Washington three times this year

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhochristmas; christian; christmas; fraud; husseinobama; islam; jesus; liarinchief; muslim; obama; obamaandgod; obamafamily; president; religion
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-86 next last

1 posted on 12/24/2009 7:57:00 AM PST by opentalk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: opentalk

Maybe that’s why they didn’t know what Jeremiah Wright said.


2 posted on 12/24/2009 7:58:36 AM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk
I don't recall any reports of the Obamas attending Church last Christmas.
3 posted on 12/24/2009 7:58:57 AM PST by opentalk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk

They should really leave the narcissist-in-chief alone on this topic. Only the most gullible really believes he is a Christian, so it’s pointless to continually pretend he is and wonder why his behavior never matches Christianity.


4 posted on 12/24/2009 7:59:26 AM PST by highlander_UW (Democrats used to be just the party of corruption, now they are the party of treason as well)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk

Godless leading the Godless.


5 posted on 12/24/2009 7:59:31 AM PST by 2001convSVT ("Only Property Owners that pay taxes should have the right to Vote")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk

Gee...now there’s a surprise. If these “Christians” were any kind of Christians, they would find a time and place to worship. They are NOT Christians...AND they are laughing about it in our faces because the morons voting for them fell for it hook line and sinker!


6 posted on 12/24/2009 8:00:00 AM PST by oust the louse ( "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom". We are no longer a virtuous people.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk

You don’t celebrate Christmas if you are Muslim


7 posted on 12/24/2009 8:00:29 AM PST by jongaltsr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk
Obamas have also started their own holiday traditions in their new home, adding a Christmas wishing tree to the decorations festooning the White House.

Not to mention decorations honoring Chinese despots.

They attended church 3 times? Where and in what capacity? And why did Time feel the need to mention it?

8 posted on 12/24/2009 8:02:47 AM PST by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk

I’m glad the Jerk-in-chief is getting too lazy to fake it and go to services, yet another thing he won’t be able to pretend in 2012 like he did in 2008. What a freaking mis-representing liar he was in 2008.


9 posted on 12/24/2009 8:03:09 AM PST by toddausauras
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk

Of COURSE he doesn’t! If went into an honest-to-goodness, Bible-believing church, he’d burst into flame!


10 posted on 12/24/2009 8:04:03 AM PST by hoagy62 (Obama: slowly sucking the positive attitude out of the US since 11-4-08)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk

This is about right.


11 posted on 12/24/2009 8:04:26 AM PST by frogjerk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk
Photobucket
12 posted on 12/24/2009 8:06:38 AM PST by Huskrrrr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk

I heard Bozo the Presidential clown had to be reminded to say something about the troops at Christmas (In his haste to get out of DC, so he could go vacation in Hawaii) after he wee-wee’d about health care.


13 posted on 12/24/2009 8:06:49 AM PST by Kryn-Man (Self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', redneck)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk
while the First Family intended to find a local church to attend when they moved to Washington, concerns about crowds and displacing regular worshippers has prevented them from finding a new religious home during their first year here.

What a crock. President Bush didn't seem to have that problem. Nor any other past president that I can recall.

14 posted on 12/24/2009 8:06:49 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Socialism is the plundering of the productive by the unaccountable)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: keats5
Maybe that’s why they didn’t know what Jeremiah Wright said.

If JW was preaching his gospel of hate in Hawaii on Christmas day, the Obamas would be in the front row. Who knows, maybe he's coming to give them a private service at their compound.

15 posted on 12/24/2009 8:07:32 AM PST by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal. Stop Global Whining Now.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: opentalk
...through hosting more than 50,000 people for 27 parties and open...

If Bush tried this with 10%+ unemployment they would be calling for his impeachment.

16 posted on 12/24/2009 8:08:24 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jongaltsr
You don’t celebrate Christmas if you are Muslim

True, if you're a Muslim you can pretend to celebrate Christmas to fool the infidels, but one thing Muslim heads of state can't do is take their wives on state visits to Muslim countries. How many times has the Teleprompter in Chief visited a Muslim country and taken the First Lady with him? Zero, and whether he's in office 4 years or 8 years or some other period of time, it'll never happen.

17 posted on 12/24/2009 8:10:02 AM PST by Ahithophel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: opentalk

They did have a big shindig for Ramadan though.


18 posted on 12/24/2009 8:10:06 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Remember in November! Throw all of the bums out!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk

Muslims don’t observe Christmas.


19 posted on 12/24/2009 8:14:09 AM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk

“The Obamas have also started their own holiday traditions in their new home, adding a Christmas wishing tree to the decorations festooning the White House.”

Hmm......................OK, made my wish.


20 posted on 12/24/2009 8:15:09 AM PST by Fenhalls555
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jongaltsr

In order to believe Zero is a muslim, you have to say he believes there is a power greater than himself. I think it is more likely Zero is an atheist.


21 posted on 12/24/2009 8:15:51 AM PST by wolfman23601
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: 2001convSVT
Godless leading the Godless.

Sums it up

22 posted on 12/24/2009 8:16:26 AM PST by opentalk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: opentalk; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
+

Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

23 posted on 12/24/2009 8:18:58 AM PST by narses ('in an odd way this is cheering news!'.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grobdriver

Have they selected a DC area Mosque yet?


24 posted on 12/24/2009 8:19:45 AM PST by omega4179 (Wanting things is not the same as knowing things.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: opentalk

It sounds as if grandma was a Unitarian if she was anything. They believe everyone goes to heaven..I am sure that is a comfort to the Obamas godless home.

The Obamas are not believers in anything but the human will. They will celebrate that with the wishing tree


25 posted on 12/24/2009 8:22:10 AM PST by RnMomof7
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SandyInSeattle
Nor any other past president that I can recall.

Ronald Reagan did not attend church outside of the WH after the assassination attempt. BUT, he and Nancy invited pastors to conduct private services INSIDE the WH. Reagan was criticized for that, but he said that he did not want to disrupt the church experience for other parishioners attending.

OTOH, George W. Bush attended church frequently and quietly -- even slipping into daily services at a church near the WH.

26 posted on 12/24/2009 8:22:17 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: omega4179
Have they selected a DC area Mosque yet?

Naw... too obvious.
He has the Secret Service pick us his Immam and bring him to the Whitehouse through the back door.

27 posted on 12/24/2009 8:25:04 AM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

The fact that congress has not been allowed to break for Christmas, shows the lack of respect for Christianity.


28 posted on 12/24/2009 8:25:20 AM PST by opentalk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Fenhalls555

What does a “Wishing Tree” have to do with Christmas — especially for a family who claims that they do not give their children (or each other) presents on Christmas.


29 posted on 12/24/2009 8:25:25 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: jongaltsr
"You don’t celebrate Christmas if you are Muslim."

I'll bet there are prayer rugs on Air Force One.

30 posted on 12/24/2009 8:26:42 AM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: opentalk
I am still amazed that anyone wonders about Obama and church.

He is not now nor has he ever been a Christian!!!

A person would have to be intellectually deaf, dumb, and blind to conclude that Obama would ever sincerely darken the door of a church (except maybe the Church of Satan)!

He has told the world in every way possible, short of coming right out with it, that he is a muslim.

31 posted on 12/24/2009 8:29:05 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Al Qaeda only hijacked commercial aircraft...Obama hijacked the White House!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk

“However, just like every day, they will pray five times”.....

/s (I think)


32 posted on 12/24/2009 8:30:35 AM PST by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk

He didn’t go to his white racist granny’s funeral either, I believe. (I ‘d like to see the death certificate—wonder if the old gal cooled five years ago)


33 posted on 12/24/2009 8:32:31 AM PST by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: wolfman23601
"In order to believe Zero is a muslim, you have to say he believes there is a power greater than himself."

I don't know about that. He bows to as many foreign leaders as he can. And I'm sure he bows to Mecca and Allah.

34 posted on 12/24/2009 8:34:42 AM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: SandyInSeattle
What a crock. President Bush didn't seem to have that problem. Nor any other past president that I can recall.

As I recall, Presidential church attendance has been spotty in recent decades. President Bush (the most recent one) never became a member of any local church, infrequently attended St. John's, but did worship more often at the Camp David chapel. Nixon wouldn't go out to church, instead holding services at the White House (and got some criticism for that). Reagan very rarely went out to church, instead preferring services at home, too, and received some criticism for that, too. Clinton started going to church regularly after his sex scandals. Jimmy Carter attended church fairly regularly.
35 posted on 12/24/2009 8:34:44 AM PST by fours
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: SandyInSeattle

But it doesn’t stop him or Alice the Goon from traipsing about DC for burgers or arugula......


36 posted on 12/24/2009 8:36:28 AM PST by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Right Cal Gal

a Christmas wishing tree

WTH is a Christmas “wishing” tree??


37 posted on 12/24/2009 8:37:23 AM PST by Chickensoup (We have the government we deserve.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: KC_Conspirator
If Bush tried this with 10%+ unemployment they would be calling for his impeachment head.
38 posted on 12/24/2009 8:37:36 AM PST by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: fours

That’s understandable, given the schedule presidents must keep.

But I’ve never heard one give that kind of lame excuse for not attending.


39 posted on 12/24/2009 8:38:51 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Socialism is the plundering of the productive by the unaccountable)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: highlander_UW
anecdotal...

..but just heard from a friend that a stewardess on his campaign plane says he DOES have a prayer rug, and DOES pray 5 times a day.

40 posted on 12/24/2009 8:41:02 AM PST by Guenevere (....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: blackbart.223

See post # 40


41 posted on 12/24/2009 8:43:31 AM PST by Guenevere (....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: opentalk
So he "couldn't find a church for family worship because "it would displace the regular worshipers", blah, blah.

It doesn't make any difference where you worship, bonehead. The Lord doesn't care. Set a room aside in the White House and invite rotating pastors in to preach the Word. There'd be no shortage of acceptances.

Chaplains say the prayers every morning in the House and Senate...... and privately counsel Members in their offices whenever needed.

On our many freeper fund-raising cruises, Sunday mornings saw small, public salons regularly set aside for services, one for Protestants, one for Catholics, etc. One ship has Lutheran services in the movie theater.

The clergy on ships are volunteers who, along with their families perhaps, are cruising themselves. They get a discounted fare for their churchly volunteerism. The services are lovely.....just salons with chairs, an altar, and a piano brought in for the hymn-singing. The worshipers can view the gently-rolling Caribbean through the picture windows.

After all, in past and present ages, emperors and kings had their own private, elaborate, art-filled chapels in their palaces. Why not Obama in the White House seeing he's his own kind of royalty?

Actually, let's be real....The One believes in no one but Karl Marx, and he, Obama, is his Prophet.

Leni
Bahama Mama, Freeper Cruise Organizer

42 posted on 12/24/2009 8:44:30 AM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk

What is a “Christmas wishing tree”? Anyone?


43 posted on 12/24/2009 8:46:58 AM PST by Tax-chick (Anoreth, Warrior Goddess of the Coast! She's violent and sarcastic - what's not to love?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk

awww...cut Barry some slack, muslims don’t do Christmas.


44 posted on 12/24/2009 8:51:08 AM PST by Merlinator (Take them all down...one czar at a time FUBO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk

I’m taking bets that the asshole hasn’t been to a Christian church since he was elected. Any takers?


45 posted on 12/24/2009 8:52:26 AM PST by Gaffer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk

Agnostics and atheists don’t celebrate Christmas.


46 posted on 12/24/2009 8:52:43 AM PST by lazypadawan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk

I am not sure how Black Liberation Theology and Christmas go together.


47 posted on 12/24/2009 8:55:57 AM PST by boycott
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Right Cal Gal
These creatures in the WH are simply dreadful, scornful people.

I just am so saddened how so many Americans don't see these people for who they really are.

With that being said... Merry Christmas!

48 posted on 12/24/2009 8:58:35 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: opentalk
Of course this is not a surprise; important to point it out however.
I highly doubt they have any core religious beliefs; like too many Americans.
49 posted on 12/24/2009 8:59:35 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (The End of an Error - 01/20/2013)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SandyInSeattle

They dont worry about such things when they have their expensive date night routinely.


50 posted on 12/24/2009 8:59:39 AM PST by castlegreyskull
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-86 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson