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No Event at White House for Nat'l Day of Prayer.....
CBN News ^ | May 6th, 2009

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhonatldayofprayer; cbn; irreligiousleft; judeochristian; natldayofprayer; randyforbes; second100days; snub

1 posted on 05/06/2009 3:26:34 PM PDT by TaraP
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“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?


2 posted on 05/06/2009 3:28:10 PM PDT by TaraP (The RAPTURE: Separation of Church and State)
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To: TaraP

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?

http://www.thedailychange.com/obama-marginalizes-national-day-of-prayer/


3 posted on 05/06/2009 3:30:07 PM PDT by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: TaraP

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


4 posted on 05/06/2009 3:36:20 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there and done that!)
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To: TaraP

Cause he would have been picked on for bringing his prayer rug.


5 posted on 05/06/2009 3:36:41 PM PDT by RC2 (Put Megan Kelly on the supreme court!)
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To: TaraP

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


6 posted on 05/06/2009 3:36:50 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: TaraP
Good.
7 posted on 05/06/2009 3:37:33 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: TaraP

What? No Rev. Wright to lead the National Day of Prayer?


8 posted on 05/06/2009 3:38:45 PM PDT by yongin
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To: yongin

Nah, it would have to be called the National Day of Railing for him to want to go.


9 posted on 05/06/2009 3:48:31 PM PDT by kenth
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To: TheDailyChange

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?


10 posted on 05/06/2009 3:48:31 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: TaraP

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


11 posted on 05/06/2009 3:48:45 PM PDT by Gator113 (Weak-coward-racist-white hating-lying-traitor= Surrender Monkey in Chief-B. Hussein Obama...)
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To: TaraP

I pray Obama sees the error of his ways.


12 posted on 05/06/2009 3:51:10 PM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: jesseam

I believe as you do! Obama has been nominated by some as a text book narcissistic personality,it will always be about him.


13 posted on 05/06/2009 3:52:50 PM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: TaraP

Obama is a muslim, pure and simple. They do NOT participate in Judeo-Christian prayer events . . . case closed.


14 posted on 05/06/2009 4:07:45 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: TheDailyChange
re: Is Obama a Muslim?

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.

15 posted on 05/06/2009 4:10:25 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: manc
on top he has been to church once since being in (office)

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!

16 posted on 05/06/2009 4:15:57 PM PDT by TYVets
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To: TaraP

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?


17 posted on 05/06/2009 4:17:01 PM PDT by swmobuffalo ("We didn't seek the approval of Code Pink and MoveOn.org before deciding what to do")
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To: TheDailyChange

No he celebrated cinco de quatro


18 posted on 05/06/2009 4:22:01 PM PDT by celtic gal (I think the democRATs should change their logo from a jackass to a RAT with a long tail.)
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To: TaraP

What, is Hussein out getting his prayer rug cleaned? BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


19 posted on 05/06/2009 4:28:13 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad I no longer belong to the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: TheDailyChange

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).


20 posted on 05/06/2009 4:35:47 PM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messia. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: P.O.E.

“I pray Obama sees the error of his ways.”

It’s up to us to make sure he does.


21 posted on 05/06/2009 4:37:08 PM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messia. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: TaraP

“We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation...”

To you, we’re a bunch of nothings...you POS.


22 posted on 05/06/2009 4:49:03 PM PDT by azishot (I just joined the NRA.)
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To: laweeks; TaraP

23 posted on 05/06/2009 5:29:00 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Communism + Hezbollah + Al Qaeda + Obama + StoneAge = CHAOS)
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To: red irish

The only thing I can say is God Help the USA


24 posted on 05/06/2009 5:29:58 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there and done that!)
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