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Obama speaks on fatherhood at church
Reuters ^ | June 16, 2008 | Deborah Charles

Posted on 06/16/2008 5:59:44 AM PDT by Zakeet

Two weeks after breaking with his long-time church after pastors there made inflammatory and anti-American sermons, Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama went to a new church on Sunday to discuss fatherhood.

Obama, accompanied by his wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia, took part in Father's Day services near their house at the Apostolic Church of God -- a large, predominantly black church in the South Side of Chicago.

This was Obama's first time attending a church service since he announced last month that he had quit Trinity United Church of Christ, which he had attended for 16 years, as he sought to calm concerns about comments by pastors there.

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In his 30-minute speech, Obama spoke about the particular struggles of African Americans and noted that more than half of all black children live in single-parent households.

"What I've realized is that life doesn't count for much unless you're willing to do your small part to leave our children -- all of our children -- a better world," he said.

"Even if it's difficult. Even if the work seems great. Even if we don't get very far in our lifetime. That's our responsibility as fathers and as parents."

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The Obamas will search for a permanent church to attend as a family, although Obama said he would not likely settle on one until next year.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008election; blackchurch; blackfamily; democrat; fathersday; obama; politicking; religion

Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama shakes hands at the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago, June 15, 2008.

1 posted on 06/16/2008 5:59:44 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Did Obama mention that 71% OF bLACK BAbIES ARE bORN WITHOUT dADDIES?

dID HE MENTION 56% OF kIDS WOULD LOVE TO SEE THEIR DADDIES BUT THEIR MOMMIES KILLED THEM THROUGH ABORTION!!


2 posted on 06/16/2008 6:08:11 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Contractor From Arifjan Kuwait where the Weather is over a 120 F and we don't sweat it!!)
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To: Zakeet

Did he say, “Who’s yo’ daddy?”


3 posted on 06/16/2008 6:10:18 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: philly-d-kidder

I don’t think he specifically addressed any of those issues but he did try to raise awareness about the national problem of stuck Caps Lock keys.....


4 posted on 06/16/2008 6:11:32 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Zakeet

He not going to a church where they is whitey’s there.


5 posted on 06/16/2008 6:13:22 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Zakeet

obama figures out what will buy him the most votes and sends it to the market of voters. Bill Cosby has been stating the truth for a decade and gets crapped on by the race-baiters.


6 posted on 06/16/2008 6:22:50 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: Zakeet

Conservatives have been talking about these problems for years and have been called heartless, bigoted or worse for their remarks. We know the problem, Obama’s answer will be giving more power to politicians and increasing the size of government to “fix” these problems. Which of course will end up moving us closer to socialism.


7 posted on 06/16/2008 6:22:51 AM PDT by Nutmeg08 (Keep on keeping on)
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To: Zakeet
Obama went to a new church

CHANGE!

drink

8 posted on 06/16/2008 6:23:24 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: All
This was Obama's first time attending a church service since he announced last month that he had quit Trinity United Church of Christ, which he had attended for 16 years, as he sought to calm concerns about comments by pastors there.

16 years? I thought it was 20.

9 posted on 06/16/2008 6:25:17 AM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: Zakeet

When the savior speaks, the press listens. When Bill Cosby said the same thing, he was regarded as “controversial”.


10 posted on 06/16/2008 6:28:05 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Does Obama know ANYONE who likes America, capitalism, or white people?)
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To: Zakeet
As the new messiah Obama has assumed extra powers of knowledge and wisdom.

Yet the gullible eat up every word this naivete inexperienced fellow has to offer.

Thank Gawd that George Sorrows has hired him some great speech writers.

11 posted on 06/16/2008 6:31:42 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (OBAMATIZATION - A Liberals Religion ABORTION - The ultimate form of Liberal Child Abuse.)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Precisely. And while Cosby gets skewered for his statements the Zero is adored. Go figure.


12 posted on 06/16/2008 6:38:55 AM PDT by whatshotandwhatsnot
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To: OKIEDOC

The first black president should be a Jackie Robinson, not some second rate, fast talker. Every time he speaks I chuckle. Sad thing is that there are so many out there that are eating up this stuff.

I welcome the debate...but let’s make it clear. The democrats provided welfare checks to Black mothers that did not have a man in the household, in essence paying for the dissolution of the black family.


13 posted on 06/16/2008 6:49:44 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Obama is a post turtle)
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To: OKIEDOC
...George Sorrows [sic] has hired him some great speech writers.

And he reads each word carefully just like he always does for every "speech" that is not extemporaneous. He will not and cannot "debate" McCain in a town hall style confrontation simply because he does not have the questions in advance for Soros' writers to prepare his platitudes in advance.

I find it very difficult to watch/listen to him in any venue because of his halting speech and reading style (head up, head down, head up, head down, etc). He does not have any original thoughts or expressions. Each position/platitude is carefully vetted before he is "allowed" in front of an audience and his positions are carefully scripted. All he has to do is read them!

14 posted on 06/16/2008 6:52:35 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: Zakeet

Well at least he is now Jessie Jackson.

Or...........


15 posted on 06/16/2008 6:52:41 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Huh?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Bill Cosby says the same thing and he’s villified.


16 posted on 06/16/2008 6:53:38 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: philly-d-kidder
Did Obama mention that 71% OF bLACK BAbIES ARE bORN WITHOUT dADDIES?

Yes, he did actually.

17 posted on 06/16/2008 7:16:57 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Zakeet
Why is this okay? Where are the brothers vilifying him the way they did Bill Cosby?
18 posted on 06/16/2008 7:17:17 AM PDT by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: Jaded
Why is this okay? Where are the brothers vilifying him the way they did Bill Cosby?

Because they know he's insincere, unlike Bill Cosby, and because they recognize a fellow player when they seem one.
19 posted on 06/16/2008 7:20:38 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Jaded
Why is this okay? Where are the brothers vilifying him the way they did Bill Cosby?

Because they know he's insincere, unlike Bill Cosby, and because they recognize a fellow player when they see one.
20 posted on 06/16/2008 7:20:51 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: nikos1121
Yep, I would vote for a man or woman of any color as long as they had strong conservative credentials, did not attend a race baiting and enabling church, professed and showed patriotism for their country and was a real Christian (No Abortion)or (Same Sex Marriages).

Obama Rama Lama Ding Dong does not qualify on any of the before stated reasons needed to be president IN MY LOWLY OPINION.

21 posted on 06/16/2008 7:36:40 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (OBAMATIZATION - A Liberals Religion ABORTION - The ultimate form of Liberal Child Abuse.)
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To: philly-d-kidder

IS THE SPIN MACHING NOW AT WORK? BEFORE HE WAS AT TRINITY FOR OVER 20 YEARS. THIS ARTICLE NOW SAYS.........16 YEARS.

HMMMM ARE THEY STARTING A NEW SPIN.

“This was Obama’s first time attending a church service since he announced last month that he had quit Trinity United Church of Christ, which he had attended for 16 years, as he sought to calm concerns about comments by pastors there.”


22 posted on 06/16/2008 7:50:53 AM PDT by ncfool (Hopefully we will see the birth certificate. Obama the Manchurian Candidate .)
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To: Zakeet
Obama took to the pulpit to deliver a speech on fatherhood, a tenet that should be strengthened, he observed.  "Too many fathers are also missing.  Too many fathers are MIA.  Too many fathers are AWOL.  Missing from too many lives and too many homes.  They’ve abandoned their responsibilities, they’re acting like boys instead of men, and the foundations of our family have suffered because of it.  You know and I know this is true everywhere, but nowhere is it more true than in the African-American community."

Obama knows a lot about this subject.  His own father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr., went AWOL and abandoned Obama at the age of two, because his family was a hindrance to his career ambitions.

Obama's denial about who his father really was is best illustrated by this passage from his first book, "...never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn’t speak to my own.  It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself..."

Bigamy, child abandonment, alcoholism and spousal abuse -- are some of his father's attributes.

The photo-op over, the senator left the sanctuary before the actual sermon.

This is interesting -- the Apostolic Church of God's website states, "We believe in water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, and the receiving of the Holy Ghost."

Does that mean Obama will finally get baptized and become a real Christian?  Swearing allegiance to the Black Value System really doesn't make one a Christian, no matter what Obama says.

I'll be watching.

The Obama File -- Latest News


23 posted on 06/16/2008 7:51:50 AM PDT by Beckwith ('Typical White Person')
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To: Zakeet
Off topic but has anyone else noticed that BHO's official campaign website is almost identical to PepsiCola's?

www.pepsi.com --- compare logo, colors, etc.

Unless Pepsi is officially endorsing Obama I wonder how they feel about their brand being co-opted by the great and wonderful O(z)

24 posted on 06/16/2008 8:01:24 AM PDT by carmody
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To: Zakeet
Please correct me if I'm wrong and I only took a quick glace at the website, but if I went to the right place, Mr. Obama's Campaign staff did their homework. He attended a Church on Fathers Day that speaks to the true Apostolic Black/White Christian experience.
25 posted on 06/16/2008 8:12:04 AM PDT by shineon
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To: Zakeet
I don't think the churchgoing men are the ones abandoning their children, Obama-lama-ding-dong.

Why don't you go to where the degenerate impregnators actually are?

26 posted on 06/16/2008 8:15:21 AM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Zakeet

I thought that churches who had politicians speak during their services lost the tax exempt status.

Suggest that happens here. No way should any cnadidate be speaking in a church.


27 posted on 06/16/2008 8:17:01 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Zakeet

Is this another speech about how he and his wife were burdened with children?


28 posted on 06/16/2008 8:17:06 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: philly-d-kidder
Pray for an end to abortion and the conversion of America to a mindset of life!

29 posted on 06/16/2008 8:17:52 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

I think the word was “punished”.


30 posted on 06/16/2008 8:45:01 AM PDT by shineon
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To: carmody

You’re right. There is quite a similar look to it. They even have a false rumor alert.


31 posted on 06/16/2008 8:55:23 AM PDT by Albertafriend
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To: Zakeet

Where is the F%^king IRS? When are Black churches going to be treated equally?


32 posted on 06/16/2008 9:20:17 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Albertafriend
I didn't even see that hiding in the corner.

So is Barry O copying Pepsi with Pepsi's blessing?

Or did he literally steal their website?

33 posted on 06/16/2008 9:21:32 AM PDT by carmody
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To: nikos1121
...paying for the dissolution of the black family.

Those welfare payments were available to whites, blacks and hispanics. The people themselves chose to have babies out of wedlock. That path was not forced upon them by the Democrats.

34 posted on 06/16/2008 9:25:18 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: shineon

I think you’re right.


35 posted on 06/16/2008 9:34:02 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: ladyjane

Hmmm. If you are going to receive money if you’re not married and have children compared to if you’re married, hmmm....seems like an insentive to have a baby out of wedlock. An since they don’t prosecute the father, or did much back then. And yes, I’m aware of it being available to whites, hispanics etc. LBJs liberal programs hurt more than helped.


36 posted on 06/16/2008 9:49:58 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Obama is a post turtle)
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To: nikos1121

The point I was trying to make was about personal responsibility. Yes, we can blame the Democrats for making welfare payments available to girls having babies out of wedlock but the ultimate responsibility comes down to the individual who chooses to take from society rather than to contribute.


37 posted on 06/16/2008 10:16:34 AM PDT by ladyjane
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