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Obamas Attend Easter Worship at Historic DC Church
ABC OTUS News ^ | April 8, 2012 | Matthew Larotonda

Posted on 04/08/2012 11:20:42 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Donning their Sunday best, President Barack Obama and his family attended Easter services this morning at St. John's Church in Washington D.C.

Located a block away from the White House, the protestant Episcopal parish is a frequent visit for Obama and past presidents. A casual stroll through Lafayette Park will bring you to the historic house of worship in minutes.

The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Sasha and Malia were seated about six pews back from the pulpit of Rev. Luis Leon, whose sermon reflected on the uncertain state of world affairs as they related to the faith.

Citing a recent New York Times article, the pastor said a new renaissance in Somalia's capital could be seen as an allegory of rebirth.

"Now you may say, 'They're all Muslim.' But so what? That is evidence of the resurrection," he said.

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KEYWORDS: bho44; easter; ecusa; obamaandgod; obamafamily; religiousleft
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1 posted on 04/08/2012 11:20:45 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Election year. Must be time to show one’s face in church


2 posted on 04/08/2012 11:24:30 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Tawana Brawley, Anita Hill, King Rodney, OJ, Duke Lacrosse, Thugvon Martin. See a pattern?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So the pastor didn’t mention Salvation and Resurection of the living Chist but talked about world affairs. huh?


3 posted on 04/08/2012 11:26:35 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

Hopefully the pastor did not become confused between the current self proclaimed messiah in his midst and the true Son of the Living God and Savior of the world.


4 posted on 04/08/2012 11:33:49 AM PDT by bytesmith
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To: Free ThinkerNY

obama only goes to Church in an election year... 2008... 2010 and now... otherwise he worships most Sunday’s in the land of the 18 holes.

LLS


5 posted on 04/08/2012 11:34:41 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES! (accept only the original))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
So this is the rebirth?

The African Union, which was formed to succeed the Organization of African Unity on July 9, 2002 and is loosely based on the European Union, aims to promote cooperation and integration among the independent nations of Africa. It consists of 53 African nations and its headquarters are in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The current incarnation was conceived by Moammar el-Qaddafi, the former Libyan leader. The union has grand plans for the future that include the establishment of a central bank, with a single currency by 2023, and of a human rights court.

I am glad they have routed Al Shahab, but rising in the image of the EU is just what they have in mind for us too.

6 posted on 04/08/2012 11:38:37 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Could it be the 18 HOLIES? Like the 18 stations of the Holies?


7 posted on 04/08/2012 11:38:37 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

pre-approved sermon?


8 posted on 04/08/2012 11:40:20 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "If Greece has been knocking back the ouzo, we're face down in the vat.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“the pastor said a new renaissance in Somalia’s capital could be seen as an allegory of rebirth. “Now you may say, ‘They’re all Muslim.’ But so what? That is evidence of the resurrection,” he said.”

No matter where they go, the Obamas don’t seem to have trouble finding an apostate church.


9 posted on 04/08/2012 11:50:32 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: All

So Obama basically killed Quadaffi and now he sits in a church nodding to a sermon that promotes on of quadaffi’s ideas?
We are being played people.


10 posted on 04/08/2012 11:53:08 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Shouldn’t that headline read “...historic DC mosque?” Just wonderin’.


11 posted on 04/08/2012 11:55:11 AM PDT by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I just want to know what they were wearing ;-).

Of course he heard a polically-correct, theologically-dumb*ss sermon ... er, “message.” “A new renaissance in Somalia’s capital”? What’s that mean, one working flush toilet? It is to laugh.


12 posted on 04/08/2012 11:57:07 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Quien vive? JESUS! Y a su nombre? GLORIA! Y a su pueblo? VICTORIA!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Did he borrow the Sink Emperor’s oversize Bible?
13 posted on 04/08/2012 11:59:57 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did he borrow the Sink Emporer’s oversized Bible?


14 posted on 04/08/2012 12:02:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
We've got to admit .. they are reasonably decent Sunday goin' t'meetin' clothes


15 posted on 04/08/2012 12:06:15 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: svcw
This is an episcopal "church." They don't buy all that old crap about the resurrection, except in figurative left wing political terms.
16 posted on 04/08/2012 12:06:36 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He went to *church* today?? Golf courses must have been closed.


17 posted on 04/08/2012 12:09:50 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: knarf; Ezekiel; trisham

Not bad at all, for the Obamas. Michelle’s sweater needs to be two sizes larger, but other than that, I’m pleasantly surprised.

Fashiony young girls at my church today were wearing pretty chiffon frocks, below knee length, in pink and yellow. (I was in the turqoise Motherwear dress from two years ago, but this year, I have matching jewellery!)


18 posted on 04/08/2012 12:19:56 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Quien vive? JESUS! Y a su nombre? GLORIA! Y a su pueblo? VICTORIA!)
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To: az.b1bbomberfxr
Shouldn’t that headline read “
historic DC mosque"; Just wonderin’.
patience infidel, that must wait until after this election..
then struggle/conquest shall resume.

19 posted on 04/08/2012 12:21:49 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists; protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Tax-chick

My gay fashion consultant is probably aghast at the pretty but non-springlike dresses. Easter is when you break out your white shoes and pastel dresses.

At least the girls are not wearing those baby doll length dresses that I am seeing on my FB page. What is up with wearing wedding lingerie to church?


20 posted on 04/08/2012 12:36:35 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: hinckley buzzard
This is an episcopal "church."

Sure. Tell that to my pastor who talked all about resurrection and the love of God for man. As well as the sacrifice Jesus made to save Man.

Yeah, those Episcopalians are a cult, too. Right?

21 posted on 04/08/2012 12:38:19 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: raybbr

It just shows that all faiths have preachers who are as lost as a flock of geese without a leader. Sadly they have a leader if they’d just open their scale covered eyes.


22 posted on 04/08/2012 12:53:52 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

I think it refers to the 80 plus rounds of womanless golf that he has played since stealing the election.

LLS


23 posted on 04/08/2012 12:57:56 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES! (accept only the original))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This must have really cut in to his golf game....


24 posted on 04/08/2012 1:03:30 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: mylife

I think the title originally read ..... “Obamas OFFEND Easter worship at Historic DC Church”

.... for all da allah that is in him.

Did anyone report the church vacating for the stench of sulphur?


25 posted on 04/08/2012 1:10:03 PM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: Tax-chick

I missed the length of the older daughter’s dress. It is one of those short dresses though she is so tall that it is less noticeable. The family looks good today if not Spring-y.


26 posted on 04/08/2012 1:11:51 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: petitfour

I think Sasha’s dress is supposed to be longer, vis-a-vis the average early-teen’s height. She has her mother’s dreadful posture, but she’s nearly 6 feet tall already.

My Elen, who just turned 14, is taller than I am in my sensible old-lady pumps. In another few weeks, she’ll be taller than I am in my spring sandals with 2” heels! She doesn’t have the technique to wear heels, or she’d be towering.


27 posted on 04/08/2012 1:16:45 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Quien vive? JESUS! Y a su nombre? GLORIA! Y a su pueblo? VICTORIA!)
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To: petitfour

The Obamas do look very wintry.

I didn’t see any very short dresses today, although I’ve been seeing what look like long tops, worn with tights or leggings, on both girls and adults. They look okay, except on the stout.

I think the chiffon dresses are the current style here. Sally wore Elen’s dress from last year, purple and blue floral on a white background. (I can’t wear last year’s dresses since I’m nursing again, but I’ll fit into them by next spring or die trying!) Kathleen wore a light-and-dark pink stripe, upon which she has just spit, but I’ll change it after her nap.


28 posted on 04/08/2012 1:22:18 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Quien vive? JESUS! Y a su nombre? GLORIA! Y a su pueblo? VICTORIA!)
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To: knarf

IHOP after services-my treat!


29 posted on 04/08/2012 1:43:57 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: petitfour

Easter is when you break out your white shoes....

^^^
Memorial Day. (Yes, I am an old lady.)

But you are right about the colors. But the outfits are nice. Michelle’s dress is nice, but someone needs to tell her that shrugs are best worn by young, slender women.


30 posted on 04/08/2012 2:19:41 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

...the protestant Episcopal parish is a frequent visit for Obama....

***
Twice in 3 years is frequent?!


31 posted on 04/08/2012 2:21:19 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Bigg Red; petitfour

Memorial Day. (My mother is old ;-). I don’t even own white shoes, because you can always wear off-white.


32 posted on 04/08/2012 2:25:54 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Quien vive? JESUS! Y a su nombre? GLORIA! Y a su pueblo? VICTORIA!)
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To: Bigg Red; Tax-chick

I’m wondering if the Easter/white thing is a deep South thing because it is almost always warm by mid-March. My “Easter shoes” were usually white. I had black shoes for after Labor Day and white shoes to go with my Easter dress. And my gay friend is from Alabama, so he would follow the same rules my Mama followed. When we lived in Michigan, it was often COLD on Easter. I’m more practical nowadays, and I say wear what is appropriate for the weather. If that means you break with fashion traditions, then so be it. I guess I’m a rebel. lol


33 posted on 04/08/2012 2:34:04 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Gay State Conservative
Not to worry. There's still enough time left in the day to play another round of golf.

Obama kicked off Easter weekend on Saturday with a trip to the golf course. The Hill reports:

34 posted on 04/08/2012 2:35:22 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: petitfour; BiggRedd

Yes, we probably learned an Up North rule. My mom is from Philadelphia. We seem to be agreement that white goes away at Labor Day.


35 posted on 04/08/2012 2:36:13 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Quien vive? JESUS! Y a su nombre? GLORIA! Y a su pueblo? VICTORIA!)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Yep - Great Leader getting all religiousy the closer we get to November.


36 posted on 04/08/2012 2:43:33 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
President Obama and his family frequently rotate through a number of churches in the District...

Oh, really? When did this start?


37 posted on 04/08/2012 3:19:51 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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38 posted on 04/08/2012 3:22:54 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: maggief

Fashion Ping Alert

MO wears teeny tiny cardigan.

Overall...the Husseins look OK.

Don’t think they’ll be so happy election night in November.

Cheers


39 posted on 04/08/2012 3:25:05 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Liberalism lives in a gated community surrounded by a mote." R.H.Limbaugh 4-3-2012)
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To: Tax-chick

Off white is a good choice. My mother always referred to it as “bone”. Of course, in those days it was calf leather. And the purse had to match, and we wore gloves to church.


40 posted on 04/08/2012 6:22:25 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: knarf

Who out here has teenagers that still hold their parents hands? Mine wouldn’t be caught dead doing that in public. All part of the big fake happy family image.


41 posted on 04/08/2012 6:28:39 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Election year. Must be time to show one’s face in church

Ya think?


42 posted on 04/08/2012 6:29:59 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: petitfour; Tax-chick

I grew up in MD — and still live here — but my mother was from Philadelphia. Also, I may be older than you (65).

In the 1950s, our Easter shoes were black patent leather. Mother would have all nine of us — 5 girls and 4 boys — dressed to the nines for church. The Easter outfit for us girls would be the whole shebang — new dress, new hat, new gloves, even new socks and undergarments. And that same outfit was worn each Sunday for Mass through the summer.Such memories.... I sure do miss my mother.


43 posted on 04/08/2012 6:31:33 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Bigg Red

My family has only one or two church outfits for each season. We pass things down and only get new items for the biggest children, or when something is worn out. I suppose my youngest will get everything new, because I’m not going to save clothes from the sister 12 years older!


44 posted on 04/08/2012 7:19:55 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Quien vive? JESUS! Y a su nombre? GLORIA! Y a su pueblo? VICTORIA!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So grateful he was not at my church.


45 posted on 04/08/2012 10:22:26 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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I have always wondered, but never looked up. Easter brings up images of ham being consumed. Has Obunghole ever been seen eating ham or any other pork product?


46 posted on 04/08/2012 10:59:34 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
That must’ve been between his prayers to Mecca?
47 posted on 04/08/2012 11:19:15 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"All of us, no matter how or whether we believe, can identify with elements of His story," he said. "The triumph of hope over despair. Of faith over doubt. The notion that there is something out there that is bigger than ourselves." said Obama.

It is impossible for Obama to sound like a devout Christian, even when he tries. The man is Muslim to the core. "Something bigger than ourselves".

No Christian would ever say that. He would refer directly to Christ as GW Bush did when he said, "When you turn your heart and your life over to Christ, when you accept Christ as the savior, it changes your heart."

Obama is very clearly not Christian. He reeks it. Nobody is fooled by the evil Muslim traitor but those who are liberal and willfully in denial.

48 posted on 04/09/2012 12:12:55 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Tax-chick

Oh, I did the hand-me-down thing with my 4 boys (4? Yeah, a slacker by your standards. :-) Recently, I was looking at old photos. Among the pictures, of course, were shots from various birthdays for each child. Three of the boys appeared in photos from their respective 2nd birthday celebrations wearing the same green shirt. Too cute.

And I know Mother handed clothes down for us, too, but apparently she had a thing about brand new clothes for Easter. Maybe it was tied into her spring cleaning, a topic I could write a book about.


49 posted on 04/09/2012 5:39:12 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: svcw
So the pastor didn’t mention Salvation and Resurection of the living Chist but talked about world affairs. huh?

1 Corinthians 15:12-19 NIV

The Resurrection of the Dead

12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.

50 posted on 04/09/2012 5:47:34 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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