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Obama Picks Camp David Church -- Not a D.C. Congregation
Time via Yahoo News ^ | 29 June 2009 | Amy Sullivan

Posted on 06/29/2009 7:13:48 AM PDT by edpc

For the past five months, White House aides and friends of the Obamas have been quietly visiting local churches and vetting the sermons of prospective first ministers in a search for a new - and uncontroversial - church home. Obama has even sampled a few himself, attending services at 19th Street Baptist on the weekend before his inauguration and celebrating Easter at St. John's Episcopal Church.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: campdavid; careycash; chaplain; church; evergreenchapel; obama; obamaandgod; obamafamily; religion
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A number of factors drove the decision - financial, political, personal - but chief among them was the desire to worship without being on display.

I guess he doesn't want to be observed facing East five times a day.

1 posted on 06/29/2009 7:13:48 AM PDT by edpc
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He couldn’t find a local mosque that he liked...


2 posted on 06/29/2009 7:14:37 AM PDT by 43north (11.04.08: the day America committed voluntary suicide)
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To: edpc

I hope Obama gets in a church that will teach hime what scripture says happens to those that want to divide Israel. And focuses less on black liberation theology.


3 posted on 06/29/2009 7:15:56 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: edpc

Convenient excuse to get out of town every weekend.


4 posted on 06/29/2009 7:15:56 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: edpc
New and uncontroversial pastor:

"Gosh bless America? No, no no, Gosh darn America, Gosh darn America, it's in the Bible..."

5 posted on 06/29/2009 7:16:12 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: edpc
"I should be the ONE who is worshipped..."


6 posted on 06/29/2009 7:16:23 AM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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but chief among them was the desire to worship without being on display.

You've gotta love all the transparency.

7 posted on 06/29/2009 7:17:08 AM PDT by edpc (01010111 01010100 01000110 00111111)
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To: edpc

This person loves to be on display, He loves to inconvenience every day citizens, and doesn’t mind in the least putting himself first before the rest of us.

Maybe he is planning on having Rev. Wright at Camp David, helping his children learn the true way.


8 posted on 06/29/2009 7:17:36 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: edpc

Thank Allah...now he can practice Islam in peace.


9 posted on 06/29/2009 7:17:38 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: edpc

I think facing East five times a day is part of some Episcopal services.


10 posted on 06/29/2009 7:17:43 AM PDT by Radl (sai)
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To: DannyTN

No way will the 0bamas be going to any denomination that preaches the truth of the Bible.

If he goes to a “Christian” church, it will darn sure be one of those “inclusive” (ie, apostate) churches.


11 posted on 06/29/2009 7:18:07 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: edpc

The only church the loon worships at is the one with a big mirror in place of an alter.

Gads, I loathe and detest this joke of a human being.


12 posted on 06/29/2009 7:19:00 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: edpc
White House aides and friends of the Obamas have been quietly visiting local churches and vetting the sermons of prospective first ministers in a search for a new

That's rich considering the church he previously attended for 20 years.

13 posted on 06/29/2009 7:22:03 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: edpc

Now there’s a guy with moral compass.


14 posted on 06/29/2009 7:23:04 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( I hate all politicians. Including republicans.)
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To: edpc

I will pray that the church can actively help his spirit and soul, that through God, perhaps he can see the light and have redemption.

Not only that, but the that fellowship of Christians there will have a positive impact on him and help him change his world and domestic views.


15 posted on 06/29/2009 7:24:21 AM PDT by BGHater (Insanity is voting for Republicans and expecting Conservatism.)
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16 posted on 06/29/2009 7:24:34 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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This muzzie pos is not fooling anybody.


17 posted on 06/29/2009 7:24:47 AM PDT by patriot08
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To: Da Coyote

This church has a golf course,a cigarette machine and a
cheeseburger and fries stand and a martini bar(for the misses)at the 19th hole!


18 posted on 06/29/2009 7:25:00 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: edpc

Exactly. He’s just doing this because he can’t possibly be expected to actually attend regularly and it’s a gesture that he thinks will get the issue off the table.


19 posted on 06/29/2009 7:25:24 AM PDT by livius
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To: DannyTN
I hope Obama gets in a church that will teach hime what scripture says happens to those that want to divide Israel. And focuses less on black liberation theology.

I agree but I'll take it further: That it not focus on "black liberation theology" at all, NOR "social justice", that the Scriptures stand on their own taught by a faithful minister for the right reasons, to glorify God, our Lord Jesus Christ, not man.

20 posted on 06/29/2009 7:26:14 AM PDT by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: edpc
Besides, this means he get's more photo ops seeing as how he must be transported to Camp David every Sunday.

C'mon, you gotta think like a narcissist.

21 posted on 06/29/2009 7:26:44 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: edpc

Not that the family will attend more than is mandantory to look good but I saw three things - he and Michelle couldn’t be bothered to visit around themselves, he doesn’t have church-going friends who would invite them to visit their church, and he gets to use the full escourt for a longer drive through the streets.


22 posted on 06/29/2009 7:27:18 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: edpc
Now, in an unexpected move, Obama has told White House aides that instead of joining a congregation in Washington, D.C., he will follow in George W. Bush's footsteps and make his primary place of worship Evergreen Chapel, the nondenominational church at Camp David.

This tells me the article is all about damage control. Follow George's footsteps my lily white ass. There s no need for Bush to be mentioned in this article except for one reason: the messiah needs to be seen as a man of deep faith and maybe he can do it on Bush's coat tails.

Someone told Obama he had better pick a church soon---the Muslim issue was starting to boil to the surface. Too close to Arabs.

23 posted on 06/29/2009 7:27:27 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: edpc

Quote: “Given Obama’s popularity within the African-American community, the President also worried that if he chose a local black congregation, church members would find themselves competing with sightseers for space in the pews..”..?

So in other words he did not want “whitey” crowding out his black brothers...? Sounds racist to me!


24 posted on 06/29/2009 7:30:49 AM PDT by VRWCTexan (History has a long memory - but still repeats itself)
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To: edpc

The Camp David Golf Course?


25 posted on 06/29/2009 7:31:18 AM PDT by maggief
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To: edpc

Well... So now he has an excuse to either:

1) Rarely go to church as he is rarely at Camp David at the right time for service. or shucks.

2) Go to Camp David every weekend (with minimal or no cricism about being on a constant vacation) because, after all, he needs to be there to attend his church.

Pretty nice.


26 posted on 06/29/2009 7:34:22 AM PDT by rod1
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To: edpc

Races in Thurmont(closest town to Camp David):

* White Non-Hispanic (97.7%)
* Two or more races (0.7%)
* American Indian (0.7%)
* Hispanic (0.7%)

Obama is finally trying to connect with his other half?


27 posted on 06/29/2009 7:34:28 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: patriot08

“....This muzzie pos is not fooling anybody.....”
____________________________________________________________

Ya’ think?
Only 60% of Americans and he’ll do it again. Sheeples believe him. Gosh, even my friends (conservatives) believe his intentions are good but that he just has “no clue”. “Really? Ya’ don’t think evil exists in this world”? I said. They said I was harsh for saying that.

BTW, Hitler fooled an entire country with his convincing speeches....I guess he was not evil either and believed what he was doing was in the best interest of his country...Oh boy.


28 posted on 06/29/2009 7:34:41 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: edpc
He undoubtedly finally found a Clintonesque, photo-op Bible big enough to carry down the church steps after Sunday services.

Leni

29 posted on 06/29/2009 7:40:18 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Please Don't Tell Obama What Comes After a Trillion!)
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To: tsmith130
White House aides and friends of the Obamas have been quietly visiting local churches and vetting the sermons of prospective first ministers in a search for a new ...

Even better, what instructions did they receive? what were the criteria?

30 posted on 06/29/2009 7:40:45 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("I've conquered my goddam willpower." Don Marquis)
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To: rod1

Since he’ll be “worshipping in private”,
no one will know whether he actually attends or not.

I think this is the point.


31 posted on 06/29/2009 7:42:09 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: edpc
He undoubtedly finally found a Clintonesque, photo-op Bible big enough to carry down the church steps after Sunday services.

Leni

32 posted on 06/29/2009 7:42:33 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Please Don't Tell Obama What Comes After a Trillion!)
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To: edpc
He undoubtedly finally found a Clintonesque, photo-op Bible big enough to carry down the church steps after Sunday services.

Leni

33 posted on 06/29/2009 7:43:46 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Please Don't Tell Obama What Comes After a Trillion!)
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To: edpc
This may actually have been the best choice. It's possible he may just hear the gospel.
34 posted on 06/29/2009 7:43:55 AM PDT by armymarinedad (Support, v., To take the side of; to uphold or help.)
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voting “present” once again.


35 posted on 06/29/2009 7:45:47 AM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: edpc

His examination of all denominations of churches in DC tells a lot about his faith, or lack of. As in Chicago, he is looking for one to further his political career, or at least not hurt it. The various doctrines that are being preached at the churches apparently mean nothing to him. He is looking for a PC church, not for the truth in God’s word.


36 posted on 06/29/2009 7:47:24 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (Eph. 2:8,9 2nd Tim. 2:15 Pray for our nation)
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"But White House aides say that security measures required by the Secret Service have become stricter since 9/11 and would cause significant delays for parishioners - and at significant cost to taxpayers - on Sunday mornings. "

What a bunch of crap. Security considerations, cost to taxpayers, and concerns for the public hasn't stopped him from flying to Chicago, New York or other places for dates with Blackie O.

37 posted on 06/29/2009 7:51:25 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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"But White House aides say that security measures required by the Secret Service have become stricter since 9/11 and would cause significant delays for parishioners - and at significant cost to taxpayers - on Sunday mornings."

What a bunch of liars! Security considerations, cost to the taxpayer, and concern for the public hasn't been a factor when he's gone off for his mid-day hamburger runs, or his flights to NY City or Chicago for dates with Blackie O.

38 posted on 06/29/2009 7:55:12 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Radl
I think facing East five times a day is part of some Episcopal services.

Most Episcopal churches have "west-facing" altars.

39 posted on 06/29/2009 7:55:25 AM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Neda Agha-Soltan - murdered by illegitimate government)
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To: edpc

So he avoids being part of a church community where anyone can join? He picks a highly secured private structure instead of a “church”?


40 posted on 06/29/2009 7:58:02 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Typical "Rightwing Extremist")
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To: mikelets456

If only the ignorant masses would do a little research:

http://www.theobamafile.com/
(Paying special attention to ‘Religion’ and ‘Islam’)

‘The Obama File’ by our own FReeper, Beckwith, has been selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in its historic collection
of Internet materials. http://www.theobamafile.com/LibraryOfCongress.html

_______________________________________________________
“BTW, Hitler fooled an entire country with his convincing speeches....I guess he was not evil either and believed what he was doing was in the best interest of his country...Oh boy.”

Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer

By Ali Sina
http://www.faithfreedom.org/obama.html

.


41 posted on 06/29/2009 8:01:51 AM PDT by patriot08
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To: edpc
Obama has told White House aides that instead of joining a congregation in Washington, D.C., he will follow in George W. Bush's footsteps and make his primary place of worship Evergreen Chapel, the nondenominational church at Camp David.

Ping for later

42 posted on 06/29/2009 8:05:00 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Luther's phrase "faith alone" is true, if it is not opposed to faith in charity, in love" - BXVI)
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To: edpc
This may actually have been a good choice. It sounds like he may hear the gospel.
43 posted on 06/29/2009 8:06:24 AM PDT by armymarinedad (Support, v., To take the side of; to uphold or help.)
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To: edpc
This may actually have been a good choice. It sounds like he may hear the gospel.
44 posted on 06/29/2009 8:06:49 AM PDT by armymarinedad (Support, v., To take the side of; to uphold or help.)
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To: edpc
This may actually have been a good choice. It sounds like he may hear the gospel.
45 posted on 06/29/2009 8:07:42 AM PDT by armymarinedad (Support, v., To take the side of; to uphold or help.)
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To: mikelets456

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If only the ignorant masses would sober up from the coolaide and do a little research:

http://www.theobamafile.com/
(Read ‘Religion’ and ‘Islam’)
The ‘Obama File’ by our own FReeper, Beckwith, has been selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in its historic collection of Internet materials
http://www.theobamafile.com/LibraryOfCongress.html

“BTW, Hitler fooled an entire country with his convincing speeches....I guess he was not evil either and believed what he was doing was in the best interest of his country...Oh boy.”

Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer

By Ali Sina
http://www.faithfreedom.org/obama.html

.


46 posted on 06/29/2009 8:10:35 AM PDT by patriot08
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To: mikelets456

If only the ignorant masses would sober up from the coolaide and do a little research:

http://www.theobamafile.com/
(Read ‘Religion’ and ‘Islam’)
The ‘Obama File’ by our own FReeper, Beckwith, has been selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in its historic collection of Internet materials
http://www.theobamafile.com/LibraryOfCongress.html

“BTW, Hitler fooled an entire country with his convincing speeches....I guess he was not evil either and believed what he was doing was in the best interest of his country...Oh boy.”

Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer

By Ali Sina
http://www.faithfreedom.org/obama.html


47 posted on 06/29/2009 8:11:48 AM PDT by patriot08
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To: mikelets456

When Hitler was giving his speeches, Germany was in a financial mess and he looked like a savior to the Germans who were strapped with reparations for WWI from the Treaty of Versailles with conditions they could never repay. Not an excuse for the Nazi system but just an insight for people looking for a savior to cure their financial situation and were willing to overlook the megamaniac personality. Hmm...... sounds slightly familiar..........


48 posted on 06/29/2009 8:12:39 AM PDT by Citizen Soldier (Socialism is the financial arm of Communism)
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To: mikelets456

If only the ignorant masses would sober up from the coolaide and do a little research:

http://www.theobamafile.com/
(Read ‘Religion’ and ‘Islam’)
The ‘Obama File’ by our own FReeper, Beckwith, has been selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in its historic collection of Internet materials
http://www.theobamafile.com/LibraryOfCongress.html

“BTW, Hitler fooled an entire country with his convincing speeches....I guess he was not evil either and believed what he was doing was in the best interest of his country...Oh boy.”

Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer

By Ali Sina
http://www.faithfreedom.org/obama.html


49 posted on 06/29/2009 8:12:44 AM PDT by patriot08
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To: edpc

I once talked to a guy who knows the Catholic priest who says Mass at Camp David every Sunday for the employees there. He said the poor guy has to go through an extensive security check week in and week out.


50 posted on 06/29/2009 8:13:20 AM PDT by pbear8 (Praying for my beloved)
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