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Obama's prayer snub brings reproach
The Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2009 | Julia Duin

Posted on 05/08/2009 2:39:02 AM PDT by Scanian

Several members of Congress and one of America's most prominent religious leaders criticized President Obama on Capitol Hill on Thursday for a seeming brush-off during National Day of Prayer observances and for not referring to America as a "Judeo-Christian" nation in remarks last month in Turkey.

"We are disappointed at the lack of emphasis on prayer at the National Day of Prayer," James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, told reporters at the Cannon House Office Building after a three-hour prayer observance.

"There are tens of millions of people praying across this country - 40,000 prayer events taking place today - and yet for the first time since 1993, the White House did not even send a representative of the Cabinet to the National Day of Prayer.

"Bill Clinton did during his eight years," Mr. Dobson continued. "It goes clear on back to Ronald Reagan making the first Thursday of May the National Day of Prayer ... and in recent years, certainly there has been a White House presence but there's not today."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barrylynn; bhonatldayofprayer; congress; dobson; judeochristian; natldayofprayer; snub

1 posted on 05/08/2009 2:39:04 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Like so much about this man and his administration: disgusting.


2 posted on 05/08/2009 2:43:18 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (When the going gets tough, Democrats switch sides.)
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To: Scanian

Baby-murder and buggery are both antithetical to religion. Unless he prays to the devil, any support for prayer would alienate him from his followers.


3 posted on 05/08/2009 2:49:36 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (A fine head of hair lends beauty to a handsome face, and terror to an ugly one.)
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To: Scanian
and yet for the first time since 1993, the White House did not even send a representative of the Cabinet to the National Day of Prayer.

Uh, maybe because he's no Christian?

Don't worry,though, the RNC is sure not to make an issue of it.

4 posted on 05/08/2009 2:53:08 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Scanian

Obama can celebrate National Coming Out Day, but not National Day of Prayer.


5 posted on 05/08/2009 2:55:34 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Scanian

You don’t have to be religious to understand the value of prayer. It works. When it doesn’t it makes people feel better. Win/win.


6 posted on 05/08/2009 2:59:57 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Scanian

America is now one nation under “Allah and his usurper”.


7 posted on 05/08/2009 3:13:31 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Scanian
Allah made him do it. LOL Amen.
8 posted on 05/08/2009 3:14:32 AM PDT by gakrak ("A wise man's heart is his right hand, But a fool's heart is at his left" Eccl 10:2)
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To: Scanian

Obama holds the same disdain for prayer meetings as he does for tea parties.


9 posted on 05/08/2009 3:15:08 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Scanian

Is he muslim or a lunatic “freemason”?
Just wondering


10 posted on 05/08/2009 3:23:38 AM PDT by Ulysse
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To: Ulysse

Basically he is an atheist with Muslim leanings.


11 posted on 05/08/2009 3:31:08 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Scanian
Well, don't tell him many are praying for God to change him. He'll sic the IRS on 'em.
12 posted on 05/08/2009 3:39:21 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Venturer

Basically he is an atheist with Muslim leanings........

Right he really worships himself and I have seen it. Just turn the sound off when he is on TV and


13 posted on 05/08/2009 3:42:10 AM PDT by dennisw (Your action becomes your habit. Your habit becomes your character, that becomes your destiny)
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To: Scanian

Obama would probably have the same reaction...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFu8PTAzJo0


14 posted on 05/08/2009 4:01:17 AM PDT by EAGLE7 (They MAY take our lives but they'll never take our freedom!)
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To: Scanian
Satan doesn't like to stand beneath the Cross of Jesus..


15 posted on 05/08/2009 4:09:24 AM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Scanian

hussein prays five times a day... on a rug facing mecca.

LLS


16 posted on 05/08/2009 4:26:40 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: Ulysse

He is an atheist with Muslim sympathies who operates in Masonic secrecy.


17 posted on 05/08/2009 4:28:40 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: Scanian

Related...

http://exposingtheleft.blogspot.com/2009/05/why-our-president-will-not-host.html


18 posted on 05/08/2009 4:32:33 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Ulysse

“Is he muslim or a lunatic “freemason”?
Just wondering”

Maybe you ought to learn what a Freemason is before you lump them in with Muslims.


19 posted on 05/08/2009 4:46:52 AM PDT by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: Scanian

Personally, I’d rather see the ‘Bama stay away from churches and military cemeteries; his hypocrisy is unendurable.


20 posted on 05/08/2009 4:51:59 AM PDT by Spok
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To: Past Your Eyes
Nothing more than a narcissistic, arrogant ignoramus convinced of his own “superiority”. People better start waking up...
21 posted on 05/08/2009 5:13:11 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: Ulysse

Please do not be so ignorant as to ever put a label of Freemason on this President. Jerry Ford was the last Mason, and G.Washington the first.... Do some research.


22 posted on 05/08/2009 5:13:37 AM PDT by Jumper
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To: Ulysse

Ignoramus.


23 posted on 05/08/2009 5:38:13 AM PDT by Leg Olam (TOP SECRET! Os plan, 1 invade Poland 2 annex Sudetenland...)
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To: Lee Heggy123

You seem to be very well informed about who is a freemason and who is not...Anyway he could be a FREEMASON !
He talks the talk...And freemasons supported brother O. in Europe!
Multiculturalism/relativism is one of their main untold dogma...

Did i hit a nerve?


24 posted on 05/08/2009 7:06:17 AM PDT by Ulysse
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To: Ulysse

‘Did I hit a nerve?’

No and while I can’t say exactly who is or isn’t a Freemason without meeting them. I think I can perhaps give you a bit of my thoughts, (not all my own but in agreement) on multiculturalism as it pertains to Freemasonry.

I don’t think that we should treat multiculturalism as an unalloyed good, but we should also realize that our nation was founded on multiculturalism, in two important ways. First, the premise of federalism is precisely that multiple states, which the Framers envisioned as often having substantial differences in culture, should be able to retain their cultures — including, incidentally, the legal rules that flow from those cultures. (Within states, home rule by localities has had a similar, though lesser, mission.)

Second, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights contemplate a country with considerable range of religious views and even religious cultures. Many of the Founding-era American denominations were distinct cultural groups, such as Quakers, including groups that lived in relatively homogeneous enclaves.

These aren’t just multiculturalist values. They are foundational American values. And throughout American history, they have been (or at least could be) seen as serving at least several different goals.

Freemasonry is an organization of men based on the “fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man,” using builders’ tools as symbols to teach basic moral truths generally accepted by persons of good will. Their motto is “morality in which all men agree, that is, to be good men and true.” It is religious in that a belief in a Supreme Being and in the immortality of the soul are the two prime requirements for membership, but it is nonsectarian in that no religious test is used.1 The purpose of Freemasonry is to enable men to meet in harmony, to promote friendship, and to be charitable. Its basic ideals are that all persons are the children of one God, that all persons are related to each other, and that the best way to worship God is to be of service to people. The thought of it being some evil conspiracy is promulgated mainly by those who have been denied membership or have a gullible ignorance of it.


25 posted on 05/08/2009 7:46:55 AM PDT by Leg Olam (TOP SECRET! Os plan, 1 invade Poland 2 annex Sudetenland...)
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To: Lee Heggy123

When you speak about “multiculturalism” it is on a personal/individual level of diversity of opinions.
On this level,in your view, all the societies would be multicultural and this is not the case.
On a more foundamental level of religion,science,art...which really constitute a culture with some moral values and hence a society with a constitution and laws.
In your quick(rough)statement on american “multiculturalism” you miss to remind that USA have ONE constitution and a COMMON HISTORICAL background and roots.

Many Freemasons in Europe,where i am leaving,are atheists or agnosticists or secularists,those who say they believe in “God” are speaking of an abstract,conceptual,”God”...
All this remains ,in my view,on the failed opinion that all cultures,all religions and hence all philosophies and all kind of behaviours are equals...

I think that this a completly false and dangerous idea and the rotten root of liberalism.

BTW in France Freemason have worked relentlessly to spread and promote new sexual behaviours with the trivialization of the pill even for teens,they worked for the trivialization of abortion(some prominent well known freemason founded the planned parenthood)and now gay marriage...Freemasons in Europe are strongly opposed to the mention of the christian roots in the european civilization...


26 posted on 05/08/2009 4:13:31 PM PDT by Ulysse
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