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For first time in months, President Obama attends church publicly
religion ^ | September 19th, 2010

Posted on 09/19/2010 4:32:39 PM PDT by JoeProBono

President Obama publicly attended church Sunday morning for the first time in nearly six months, and shortly after a major survey showed that only a third of Americans can correctly identify Obama's faith as Christian.

The first family attended the 9 a.m. service at St. John's Church Lafayette Square, an Episcopal congregation about a block from the White House.

The Obamas - the president, first lady Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha - made the trip on foot.

The family sat a few rows from the altar, among roughly 40 worshippers. Each family member received communion, led by the president.

St. John's rector, the Rev. Luis Leon, preached on the weekly gospel reading, Luke 16:1-13, which ends, "You cannot serve God and wealth," in the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.

The visit, Obama's first public trip to church since Easter, comes several weeks after a major survey showed that a substantial and growing number of Americans believe that Obama, a self-described Christian, is Muslim

(Excerpt) Read more at religion.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Religion
KEYWORDS: devilstools; hypocrits; muzzieliars; smokingpews; taqqiya; theyhateamerica
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1 posted on 09/19/2010 4:32:42 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Anything for a vote.


2 posted on 09/19/2010 4:34:59 PM PDT by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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To: JoeProBono

Must be an election in a couple of weeks.


3 posted on 09/19/2010 4:35:03 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: JoeProBono

Another “historic” Obama Moment. These are good for the ‘RATS with the elections just around the corner. They sure don’t want to be out there flaunting their votes for ObamaCare.


4 posted on 09/19/2010 4:36:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This isn't going to be "another 1994"! It's another 1776!)
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To: JoeProBono

He went to listen to a Muslim Palestinian, that’s why.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2592161/posts?q=1&%3Bpage=170#170

From the Church Bulletin:
The ForumThe forum resumes September 19 at 10:00 a.m. Speaking on Prospects for the Two- State Solution in the Mideast will be Ziad Asali, M.D., Founder and President, American Task Force on Palestine.

http://www.stj...ohns-dc.org/article.php?id=41


5 posted on 09/19/2010 4:37:06 PM PDT by boxerblues
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To: JoeProBono

Obama must have been confused by the absence of the traditional God Damning of America.


6 posted on 09/19/2010 4:37:23 PM PDT by Stultis (Democrats. Still devoted to the three S's: Slavery, Segregation and Socialism.)
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To: JoeProBono

What did you expect? After all, he is a devout Christian, isn’t he?


7 posted on 09/19/2010 4:38:33 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: boxerblues

corrected link

http://www.stjohns-dc.org/article.php?id=41


8 posted on 09/19/2010 4:40:08 PM PDT by boxerblues
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To: JoeProBono

Elections are coming up. Bill Clinton was always good at these type of cynical church-going publicity stunts.


9 posted on 09/19/2010 4:41:12 PM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: Stultis

I think the only reason Baraq went to Jerry Wright’s Palace of Hate was for networking and street cred. He didn’t GAF about what was preached from the pulpit.


10 posted on 09/19/2010 4:44:12 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: elhombrelibre

11 posted on 09/19/2010 4:46:42 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

He needed a refill on racism.


12 posted on 09/19/2010 4:47:52 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: JoeProBono
40 parishioners. Glad to see The Episcopal Church has such a robust congregation in the Nation's Capitol, now that they are "inclusive" and everything.
13 posted on 09/19/2010 4:47:54 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: JoeProBono

To counter poll results that people think he’s a Muslim.

Won’t work. He looks and acts like Malcom X more everyday.


14 posted on 09/19/2010 4:49:44 PM PDT by y6162
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To: JoeProBono

15 posted on 09/19/2010 4:50:10 PM PDT by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: JoeProBono
It would be an Episcopal church. That hardly counts.
16 posted on 09/19/2010 4:50:28 PM PDT by HushTX (Numbers 11:18-20)
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To: JoeProBono

Too rainy for golf today?


17 posted on 09/19/2010 4:50:45 PM PDT by aviator
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To: y6162

18 posted on 09/19/2010 4:53:08 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Phew!
He did not forget to take his towel off.
He is Cricketstian afteralllll.


19 posted on 09/19/2010 4:55:25 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: JoeProBono

What a bad joke!!! Will people actually BUY his fake Christianity??? Yes.....


20 posted on 09/19/2010 4:55:47 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Parley Baer
Must be an election in a couple of weeks.

Gads how much credit for intelligence do they give us?

I'm actually embarrassed for him.

21 posted on 09/19/2010 4:58:46 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: hinckley buzzard
40 parishioners. Glad to see The Episcopal Church has such a robust congregation in the Nation's Capitol, now that they are "inclusive" and everything.

I was thinking the same thing. There are many reasons for small congregations . . . just starting up, rural area with small population, a "mission" church in a new area . . . or they are a dying church that does not teach God's word, and subsequently, don't meet the spiritual needs of the congregation.

Wonder which one this is?

22 posted on 09/19/2010 5:02:11 PM PDT by AUTiger83
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To: JoeProBono

Next week he’ll be back at Our Lady of the Fairways.


23 posted on 09/19/2010 5:02:50 PM PDT by bushbuddy
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To: Ann Archy

When they point to this event, point to Bishop Schori’s statements that deny the divinity of Christ. The Episcopal Church is not a Christian Church, it is a church of the moment, of anti-Christian values. It betrays the very rocks it was built upon.

But I’m sure they have punch and pie.


24 posted on 09/19/2010 5:04:47 PM PDT by HushTX (Numbers 11:18-20)
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To: JoeProBono
The family sat a few rows from the altar, among roughly 40 worshippers.

Sheesh, we have more parishioners in the bathroom at any point than this place's whole congregation.

25 posted on 09/19/2010 5:05:16 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Christine O'Donnell, Sharron Angle, Luna Lovegood. Get it?)
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To: JoeProBono

Whereas God welcomes every sole seeking Him, I suspect He gets a twinge of righteous anger when a schmuck uses Him for socio-political gain. And, perhaps, He gets outright steamed when a follower of another god (ie. allah) uses His church to deceive Christians. For the sake of Obama's afterlife I pray his intentions on the this church going are legitimate. If not, Mr. Obama may just be gambling with his very soul. Judgement Day approaches us all.


26 posted on 09/19/2010 5:07:03 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: JoeProBono

Wat a hypocrite!!


27 posted on 09/19/2010 5:07:51 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: HushTX

“When they point to this event, point to Bishop Schori?s statements that deny the divinity of Christ. The Episcopal Church is not a Christian Church, it is a church of the moment, of anti-Christian values. It betrays the very rocks it was built upon”

I wouldn’t stretch my ignorance that far.


28 posted on 09/19/2010 5:31:14 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: JoeProBono

Sasha: “America doesnt suck? And who is Jesus? Im confused Daddy. Why are we here?”


29 posted on 09/19/2010 5:40:06 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: JoeProBono

Ha ha. Right after Obama Omits ‘Creator’ While Quoting Declaration in a speech the day before.

The slime.


30 posted on 09/19/2010 5:44:24 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: JoeProBono

31 posted on 09/19/2010 5:48:54 PM PDT by garjog
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To: JoeProBono

He claims he never hears what is said in church anyway.


32 posted on 09/19/2010 5:55:22 PM PDT by dforest
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To: HushTX

OMG!! The BISHOP at that Church DENIES Christ’s DIVINITY??? Then it isn’t even a CHURCH!!!!


33 posted on 09/19/2010 5:58:28 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: JoeProBono

Focus group suggestions on how to improve image;

1) Resign
2) Shoot Pelosi and Reid
3) Attend church

Damn, I was really hoping for one of the others.


34 posted on 09/19/2010 5:58:42 PM PDT by festusbanjo (The Tea Party is what the Republicans used to be, the Democrats are what the Soviets used to be.)
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To: Founding Father

I told my brother this afternoon that there was breaking news this morning....he said “what, something bad?” I laughed and said “no, zer0 & family attended church”....he laughed his ass off.....


35 posted on 09/19/2010 6:01:09 PM PDT by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: AUTiger83

Naw, it was prolly the early service. He didn’t want to be too disruptive, doncha know, so he stayed away from the well attended service with the Praise Band and powerpoint projector beaming the choruses on the wall.

Wait, that’s Fr. Pfleger’s church.

No, Pfleger has the strobe lights. It’s that megachurch in Hammond whose pastor is pastoring Barry via Blackberry that has the praise band and the powerpoints.

At the early service at St. John Episcopal the prolly use the 1928 Prayer Book. Better for the kids, ya know.


36 posted on 09/19/2010 6:06:21 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Ann Archy

Not that church. The Presiding Bishop, as in the head of the Episcopal Church of the United States, made such statements.


37 posted on 09/19/2010 6:09:21 PM PDT by HushTX (Numbers 11:18-20)
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To: goseminoles

I don’t understand. Are you saying it’s ignorant to point to the head of the Episcopal Church and cite her comments that deny Christ’s divinity, and question that His divinity is even important?

The clergy of the Episcopal Church of the USA was well aware of the reason many parishes chose to split. Most congregations were well informed as well. They chose their sides, and some sided with the woman who leads the church and denies Christ’s teachings in favor of being “inclusive.”


38 posted on 09/19/2010 6:12:22 PM PDT by HushTX (Numbers 11:18-20)
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To: hinckley buzzard

That’s what I was thinking. Not much of a collection there. How does this Church stay open?


39 posted on 09/19/2010 6:14:50 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: JoeProBono
... and shortly after a major survey showed that only a third of Americans can correctly identify Obama's faith as Christian.

Man that bias stinks to high heaven. IMO, there's no overt evidence that suggests that 0bama follows any religion.

40 posted on 09/19/2010 6:22:04 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: boxerblues

Go to American Charities for Palestine website and try to locate this Asali dude...just another activist. The dude attended Arafat’s funeral...part of the American delegation.....really?? We had a delegation for that piece of crud...


41 posted on 09/19/2010 6:22:14 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: JoeProBono
He probably left as soon as he realized the pastor wasn't going to "G_d d_mn America". That was his traditional "Christian" benediction for 20 years, you see, and it just didn't seem like Sunday unless the pastor condemned America. Typical white people wouldn't understand this deep African-Marxist spirituality.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

42 posted on 09/19/2010 6:23:18 PM PDT by The Comedian
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To: The Comedian

Guess he’s clinging to his religion


43 posted on 09/19/2010 6:34:34 PM PDT by liberlog
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To: Founding Father

And this Episcopal church served the Lord’s Supper to a Muslim... how nice and tolerant...


44 posted on 09/19/2010 6:38:49 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: JoeProBono
The Obamas - the president, first lady Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha - made the trip on foot.

Awww...they made the trip on foot. How "pedestrian" of them. How phony photo-op of them.

45 posted on 09/19/2010 6:50:12 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: festusbanjo
Focus group suggestions on how to improve image;


1) Resign
2) Shoot Pelosi and Reid
3) Attend church

Damn, I was really hoping for one of the others.

ROFL!

46 posted on 09/19/2010 6:53:46 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Ann Archy
As a matter of fact, I don't think the people are buying it anymore. The elites think this "proves" his Christianity, but I don't think the Christians are buying it.

The dogs don't like the dog food.

47 posted on 09/19/2010 7:00:03 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: Founding Father

Anything for a vote

even communion


48 posted on 09/19/2010 7:03:50 PM PDT by silverleaf (The lesser of two evils is still evil.)
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To: Founding Father
But, last time I was at an Episcopal service, ca 1968, I was told that as a non-Anglo Catholic Communion member, even though a practicing Christian, I could NOT receive Communion...any more than I could receive Communion at my then girl friend's Catholic Mass.

I was Baptist at the time, and had been invited by a friend, who is now an Episcopal priest.

49 posted on 09/19/2010 7:22:10 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: Venturer

I think San Fran Nan should check into that pronto. I also wonder if they covered any crosses, etc. like they did at Georgetown. You know he needs to be the center of all the attention and not the Lord.


50 posted on 09/19/2010 11:51:10 PM PDT by Guardian Sebastian
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