Skip to comments.Doorway Anointed With Oil For Obama
Posted on 01/15/2009 3:37:28 PM PST by BGHater
A first time gesture for a presidential inauguration continues to set Obama's election apart.
*In a first for presidential inaugurations, Congressman Paul Broun of Georgia joined Reverend Rob Schenck of Faith and Action and others.
Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, both based in Washington, DC, in a prayer service inside the US Capitol that included anointing the doorway President-Elect Barack Obama will pass through on his way to the platform to be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States on January 20.
"Anointing with oil is a rich tradition both in the Bible and in the history of the US Capitol," said Rev. Schenck. "Oil symbolizes consecration, or setting something apart for God's use.
George Washington used oil during the dedication of the US Capitol. We used oil today to set apart the walkway and doors that will be the literal rite of passage for Barack Obama as he ascends to the highest office in our land."
Rep. Broun spoke during the 10-minute prayer service, delivering a short sermon-like talk on the need to obey God and His will, and for the future president to do what is right. Rev. Schenck read Bible passages and applied sacred oil to the doorposts of the arched doorway leading out of the Capitol and onto the inaugural stage, immediately in front of the riser where Obama will stand with Chief Justice John Roberts who will administer the Oath of Office. Rev. Mahoney, who is undertaking a 21-day fast and daily prayer schedule for Mr. Obama across the street from the White House, read an inaugural prayer by Dr. Billy Graham delivered 40 years ago.
Congressman Broun referred to the location of the prayer service as "the doorway that (President-Elect Obama) will enter through to the start of his presidency."
A video of the entire prayer service and more information is available at www.faithandaction.org.
Does anybody know where I can get some lamb’s blood?
I think I’m going to throw up...
Just when I think it can’t get any creepier...
Better they sprinkle holy water on nObama to see if he squeals.
Everyone should pray for the president. At this point, it will take a miracle to stop him from destroying the free world.
Doesn’t the anointing of the doorways with oil prevent the passage through of demons?
I am a Charismatic Christian and I believe in anointing things with oil (it is biblical), but I would NEVER anoint something for Obama!
These people just don’t get it! I don’t see how anyone could look at Obama’s positions on the issues and even attempt to line them up with the Bible. They just don’t match.
I’ve checked out their website. They are not Obama worshippers and they hold conservative values. Let’s not overreact.
I had to look to see if this was scappleface!
This is a sign of fascism, government by emotion, an election campaign that never stops,Obama uber alles!
Next thing you know they will have Obama clothed in White Robes with a laser generated halo.
These people are indeed sick!
Annointing the door with oil? Is it from Saudi or is it good old made in America oil?
Anyone got a match?
I am and when he calls for the ashes of a red heifer we’ll know the moment is upon us.
Usually its found in little lambs - check with Mary ... ;-)
Gag, gag, puke! It’s getting deep, gotta haul out the hip waders.
Why’s he trying so hard to prove how Christian he is? Might he have something to hide?
This is out of control.
To people with no faith he is their religion. Sad but true. It must be terrible to have to believe in something like that. I really feel sorry for em.
Maybe it’s not too late for me to get the palm frond concession to sell to the inauguration crowds.
I can only imagine the howls of rage from the ACLU, People for the American way, Michael Nedow, and the rest of the assorted anti religion leftists, and how quickly they would file a lawsuit over this had this been done in 2000 or 2004.
Will grease work?