Skip to comments.Obamas Attend Easter Worship at Historic DC Church
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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Election year. Must be time to show one’s face in church
So the pastor didn’t mention Salvation and Resurection of the living Chist but talked about world affairs. huh?
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.
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.
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.
Could it be the 18 HOLIES? Like the 18 stations of the Holies?
“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.
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.
Shouldn’t that headline read “...historic DC mosque?” Just wonderin’.
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.
Did he borrow the Sink Emporer’s oversized Bible?
He went to *church* today?? Golf courses must have been closed.
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!)
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?
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?
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.
I think it refers to the 80 plus rounds of womanless golf that he has played since stealing the election.
This must have really cut in to his golf game....
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?
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.
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.
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.
IHOP after services-my treat!
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.
...the protestant Episcopal parish is a frequent visit for Obama....
Twice in 3 years is frequent?!
Memorial Day. (My mother is old ;-). I don’t even own white shoes, because you can always wear off-white.
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
Obama kicked off Easter weekend on Saturday with a trip to the golf course. The Hill reports:
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.
Yep - Great Leader getting all religiousy the closer we get to November.
Oh, really? When did this start?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
So grateful he was not at my church.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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