Skip to comments.No Event at White House for Nat'l Day of Prayer.....
Posted on 05/06/2009 3:26:34 PM PDT by TaraP
Thursday is the National Day of Prayer and major events are planned at the U.S. Capitol. But unlike the last eight years of the Bush administration, the White House will not hold a big event.
The Bible reading has begun from Genesis to Revelation as hundreds have come to the U.S. Capitol this week to read the Bible cover to cover in honor of Thursday's National Day of Prayer. The event became law back in 1952.
Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va. is leading events this week on Capitol Hill.
How would this nation be different? How would we have weathered those storms if we hadn't prayed, if we hadn't been a nation of people who had that kind of faith," he asked. "I would suggest that it would be markedly different and not in a positive way."
The event has typically had a very Judeo-Christian feel and of course many conservatives in Congress believe it should be that way because of the religious heritage of the nation. But the president caused a little controversy recently with his remarks in Turkey.
"We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation; we consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values," Obama said.
Those comments did not sit well with Forbes who chastised the president in a recent newspaper editorial.
"We just respectfully disagree with the president and we invite him and others who think that they've strayed from those principles to come back and look at them again and restudy the birth of this nation and where we are today, the principles that made us great and keep us great as we go through these difficult times that we're facing as a nation," he said.
The president's comments also were taken to task by Christian groups on Youtube.
For the last eight years during the Bush administration, the National Day of Prayer received the royal treatment. There was a big event at the White House with conservative Christian leaders.
Not this time.
“We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation; we consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values,” Obama said.
Who’s values Obama? Lucifer’s?
Obama marginalizes National Day of Prayer, however he celebrated Cinco De Mayo in the Whitehouse.
By their fruits ye shall know them (Matt. 7:16).
We Do Not Consider Ourselves a Christian Nation
Show me who your friends are, and I will show you who you are!
Is Obama a Muslim?
Why does not the current White House occupant come out with the obvious. He is an athiest no more or no less with apologies to those of us who are without belief. I once thought of him as one with Islamic beliefs, but he does not even have that. God help the USA
Cause he would have been picked on for bringing his prayer rug.
on top he has been to church once since being in
seems he misses his so called church of 20 years, the other churches must not preach hatred of this country, whites, Christians etc
and to think that some on here actually said he was a christian and they wished him well when he got elected
What? No Rev. Wright to lead the National Day of Prayer?
Nah, it would have to be called the National Day of Railing for him to want to go.
Maybe we are to infer that by snubbing the day of prayer, and celebrating the Cinco de Swine Flu, that Obama believes we are a Mexican nation?
As seen of Fox from 2008 campaign trail, Obama says, “when I go to church, it’s not for spectacle, it’s to pray”.
Of course we all know that, and believe his words to be true: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hPR5jnjtLo
I pray Obama sees the error of his ways.
I believe as you do! Obama has been nominated by some as a text book narcissistic personality,it will always be about him.
Obama is a muslim, pure and simple. They do NOT participate in Judeo-Christian prayer events . . . case closed.
Don't know about that, but I can say for certain that if being a Christian is a crime Obama will get off for a lack of evidence.
Only on Easter?
In December 2008 a member of FR posted a reply that went something like:
"Wait until after 0bama is sworn in and see which or if he attends any church".
I don't remember the thread, but the FR member Nailed it!
If I recall, Bush the elder had a service and so did Clinton as well as Bush the younger, what’s up with the O?
No he celebrated cinco de quatro
What, is Hussein out getting his prayer rug cleaned? BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
I heard a radio clip of Obama on the 4th saying, “Cinco De Quatra, party on!” to some group. The radio announcer added in, “well he’s working on it...does he know what he actually said...”Five of four” (laughter ensues).
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