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Obama's Other Controversial Church
The American Thinker ^ | June 14, 2009 | Andrew Walden

Posted on 06/14/2009 2:51:36 AM PDT by Scanian

"This is a guy (former Weatherman terror-bomber Bill Ayers) who lives in my neighborhood ... the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago - when I was 8 years old - somehow reflects on me and my values doesn't make much sense." -- Barack Obama on the Campaign trail, 2008

As President Obama prepared to commemorate D-Day, the Associated Press dug up old details and photos to write a warm fuzzy story about the WW2 service record of Obama's maternal grandfather and grand uncle. One could conclude that the actions of these two-nearly 20 years before Obama was born--are the closest Obama ever came to uniformed US military personnel prior to launching his political career.

But Obama has a much closer military connection-one he has not talked about publicly. Had a reporter asked Obama: "So what were you doing during Bill Ayers' fugitive days?" An honest answer would be: "I was going to Sunday school at a church which had provided sanctuary to US military deserters."

While John McCain was being tortured as a prisoner of war in Hanoi, First Unitarian Church of Honolulu -- at which the elementary-age Obama would later attend Sunday school after returning from Indonesia in 1970 or 71 -- was sheltering deserters and AWOLs recruited by ‘flirty fishing' coeds from a Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) group known as "The Resistance". The deserters' exploits were front page news for months on end in mid-1969 Honolulu. They were also proudly trumpeted by the Honolulu SDS tabloid, "The Roach".

The contrast between the war hero POW and the Obama deserters' church would have made a pretty good campaign commercial. But nobody in Honolulu spoke up to claim Obama's First Unitarian connection until after Election Day.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: ayers; bho44; dday; deserters; honolulu; obama; obamaandgod; religiousleft; sds; unitarian; unitarians; weatherunderground

1 posted on 06/14/2009 2:51:36 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian; shibumi
The Usurper had one wholesome All American upbringing didn't he.

Even with the eligibility issue aside, the man is still an alien to this nation. Trying times are ahead my FRiends.

2 posted on 06/14/2009 3:14:23 AM PDT by Semper Mark (Third World trickle up poverty, will lead to cascading Third World tyranny.)
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To: Markos33
>"Even with the eligibility issue aside, "

What issue? He's a freakin INDONESIAN!!!!!

He's not my president!!!

Oh Yeah

Thank You Satan 1:50

3 posted on 06/14/2009 4:15:35 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (<P>Oh Yeah<P><a href=""> Thank You Satan 1:50</a>)
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To: Scanian

Next you’ll be telling us he’s a Democrat. /sarc

4 posted on 06/14/2009 4:38:45 AM PDT by Salman
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To: neverdem; patton; narses; Markos33
Oh, but to question is patriotism is “forbidden” ...

I don't question that he is patriotic. I just what country he is patriotic towards.

And, frankly, suspect none: only the UN’s power.

5 posted on 06/14/2009 6:02:06 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Scanian

Obama’s only true church is a mirror.

6 posted on 06/14/2009 6:06:07 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Not really - I suspect that he means to rule the world.

7 posted on 06/14/2009 6:06:16 AM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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