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President Obama says First Family won't join a D.C. church
The American Thinker ^ | March 31, 2010 | Peter Barry Chowka

Posted on 03/31/2010 3:48:18 AM PDT by Scanian

On Monday, March 29, 2010, President Obama was interviewed by NBC News and portions were broadcast on the Today show on March 30. According to the The Caucus blog at the New York Times:

"Mr. Obama said he would not select a church while living in the White House. 'What we have decided for now is not to join a single church, and the reason is because Michelle and I have realized we are very disruptive to services,' he said.

Instead, he said he would from time to time visit St. John's Church, across Lafayette Square from the White House, where many presidents have worshiped. He also said the family prefers to worship in the privacy of the presidential retreat when it spends the weekend there. 'We love the chapel at Camp David,' he said.

And he noted that he is sent a daily devotional on his BlackBerry."

On October 13, 2009, a column in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution answered a reader's question:

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: atheismandstate; campdavid; christianity; culturewar; deceiver; disruption; easter; godgap; obamalies; obamaonreligion; obamaquotes; religion; religiousleft; secularhumanism; stjohns
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1 posted on 03/31/2010 3:48:18 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

...but they did get the foot bath installed


2 posted on 03/31/2010 3:50:30 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Scanian

Oh,my, does he keep his prayer rug in the Oval Office or the family bedroom? Christian, NOT. Amen.


3 posted on 03/31/2010 3:51:40 AM PDT by gakrak
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To: Doogle

I’m suprised he hasn’t had a mosque installed at Camp David. Those devotionals sent to his Blackberry...verses from the koran?


4 posted on 03/31/2010 3:52:15 AM PDT by Merlinator (Take them all down...one czar at a time FUBO)
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To: Scanian
Michelle and I have realized we are very disruptive to services

Oh please, President's have been attending church services in DC for years. Once again his arrogance is showing...shy would his presence be anymore disruptive than other President's in the past. I'm sure DC folk are used to having Presidents come to church services.

5 posted on 03/31/2010 3:53:35 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: Doogle
...but they did get the foot bath installed

where??..the east room?

6 posted on 03/31/2010 3:54:10 AM PDT by OBXWanderer
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To: Scanian

Why would he go to a church.

That would be anathema to his Muslim faith.

God protect America and bind this Marxist in the Oval Office.


7 posted on 03/31/2010 3:55:14 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Scanian

The liar has a big hole in his dead heart for the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

He must be having a real problem finding a “church” that foments a sufficient amount of hate for America and whitey.


8 posted on 03/31/2010 3:57:58 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Scanian

“’What we have decided for now is not to join a single church, and the reason is because Michelle and I have realized we are very disruptive to services”

What a bunch of CRAP! Have they decided to join a mosque?


9 posted on 03/31/2010 3:58:00 AM PDT by Castigar
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To: Scanian
And he noted that he is sent a daily devotional on his BlackBerry

Translation: Love notes from Reid and Pelosi.

10 posted on 03/31/2010 3:58:35 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: dawn53
Michelle and I have realized we are very disruptive to services

This doesn't keep her from sasaying her fat a** all over the country and disrupting peoples lives simply because she wants to "shop". I guess that's ok. Remember her little jaunt into DC where they had to shut down several streets and shops, not to mention their HI "vacation"(one of many in their first year)where they cost tour groups thousands of dollars in lost revenue. BTW, someone must have clued the idiot in chief in about his vacations, I notice he has slowed down on them and now just sends Michelle and the kids on little junkets.

11 posted on 03/31/2010 4:02:02 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Scanian

What a surprise. (sarc) My Mom and I were just discussing this the other day. This whole “we’re a distraction” thing is merely an excuse to avoid going to church. He can’t go to Wright’s anymore, and he can’t attend a similar church (if there is one) in D.C for political reasons. Therefore, he’s come up with an excuse. If God was a priority to him, he would want to ensure that he and his family got to church on Sunday. It’s not like he is opposed to attention, so being a “distraction” shouldn’t bother him. Besides, past Presidents have gone to church and never had a problem. He simply can’t find a traditional church with teachings he agrees with.


12 posted on 03/31/2010 4:02:04 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Doogle
we are very disruptive to services

...yeah yellin ALLAH be praised and death to infidels crabs attention

13 posted on 03/31/2010 4:02:04 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Scanian

Of course not! Everyone else is supposed to be worshipping him! So of course he can’t go around pretending to worship someone, or something, else. Besides which, it offends his marxist base.


14 posted on 03/31/2010 4:04:20 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Scanian

goat fornicators generally don’t attend a “church” unless it’s to pillage, rape and plunder.


15 posted on 03/31/2010 4:04:56 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Pinkbell
Obama thinks he is God.

Its a religious experience every time he looks in the mirror.

16 posted on 03/31/2010 4:07:48 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Pinkbell

Actually, President Reagan did the same thing... he didn’t want the services to be about him, when they should be about Him. Other Presidents have skipped attending church for the same reason as BO states here.


17 posted on 03/31/2010 4:08:01 AM PDT by ph12321 (We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Scanian

No Black Panther Communist churches in DC?


18 posted on 03/31/2010 4:08:19 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Scanian

Seems to me a president especially needs to go to church for divine guidance. I remember President Bush stating on more than one occasion that he looked to the Lord for guidance and that his faith kept him grounded. As stated up-thread local residents are used to the disruption. So Obama is winging it with a daily devotional on his blackberry. And who knows if he’s going to the chapel at Camp David occasionally? None of this gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling.


19 posted on 03/31/2010 4:09:07 AM PDT by bergmeid (Fumigate Washington NOW!!)
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To: Merlinator
I’m suprised he hasn’t had a mosque installed at Camp David.

What makes you think he hasn't?

20 posted on 03/31/2010 4:09:51 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Scanian

There’s no church who’s theology he’d want made public that would have him as a member.


21 posted on 03/31/2010 4:10:42 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: exit82
Why would he go to a church.
That would be anathema to his Muslim faith.
God protect America and bind smite this Marxist in the Oval Office.


There ya go E-82, fixed that right up for ya. And I'm using my Sunday tagline even though it's not Sunday yet.
22 posted on 03/31/2010 4:13:08 AM PDT by mkjessup (*** It's SUNDAY Lord, how 'bout a big ol' Jesus-sized LIGHTNING bolt aimed at 0bama's AZZ?!? ***)
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To: mkjessup

mkj—thanks, buddy! Love the new tagline!


23 posted on 03/31/2010 4:14:17 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Scanian

Why doesn’t he just admit they are atheists? Really. Why be coy? Come on out Barack! The media won’t betray you. And most of Hollywood will follow you.


24 posted on 03/31/2010 4:17:01 AM PDT by carmody
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To: Scanian

Church of the Orthodox Communist.


25 posted on 03/31/2010 4:18:25 AM PDT by BuffaloJack ("When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Scanian
Wow, what a surprise... (yawn)

Just what we need. More media finally waking up to the truth about The Evil One, and telling us stuff we all knew well over a year ago. How simply scintillating. Just keep the purple-lipped, pucker-pussed rump-chimp off my TV for this one day, please?

I have never been so sick of being forced to look at the face of evil incarnate all day every day. Seriously, I never before would have thought it possible, but Bukkaki "the sphinc-face" O'Bunga is actually making me hate my TV...

Is it just me, or is he really starting to look like the Grinch dipped in diarrhea? I'm just asking...

;-/

26 posted on 03/31/2010 4:22:00 AM PDT by Gargantua (DON'T TREAD ON US.)
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To: Scanian

How about a mosque?


27 posted on 03/31/2010 4:22:20 AM PDT by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: Merlinator

He doesn’t need a mosque, he is waiting to be worshipped by the living dead in the rebuilt Jerusalem temple..


28 posted on 03/31/2010 4:32:50 AM PDT by aeonspromise
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To: Scanian

Obama also said that there was a group of ministers, perhaps only, that he worshiped with. His main comment about this activity was that they prayed for him and his family. He said that twice. No mention of praying for others or praying for God’s help and forgiveness.


29 posted on 03/31/2010 4:35:10 AM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: Scanian
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30 posted on 03/31/2010 4:35:44 AM PDT by Jackknife (Chuck Norris grinds his coffee with his teeth, and boils his water with his rage)
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To: Scanian

Well, he only has another 33 months to go until he returns to Chicago, so I can see his point.


31 posted on 03/31/2010 4:38:19 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gov. Chris Christie (R) won the NJ-6 held by Rep. Frank Pallone (D) by a 15.5% margin!)
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To: dawn53

Every Protestant church in Washington DC would be delighted by the “disruption” caused by the First Family’s attendance.


32 posted on 03/31/2010 4:38:38 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: Scanian

St John’s is an Episcopal church (almost Catholic) and you know how much Muslims hate Catholics.

I would bar the door to St John’s if I saw him and family coming across the street.


33 posted on 03/31/2010 4:49:27 AM PDT by supermop (Somebody has to clean up the mess he will leave)
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To: utahagen

Wow-and this comes out during Holy Week-just in time for him to skip the whole Easter thing.

He got out of town on Palm Sunday, but probably couldn’t come up with anything for Easter.

Wonder if he’s having ham?


34 posted on 03/31/2010 4:52:09 AM PDT by homegroan (Proud member of the Hoi Polloi......ILLIGITIMA NON CARBORUNDUM..... -that's 4U Dad!))
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To: Scanian
"He also said the family prefers to worship in the privacy of the presidential retreat when it spends the weekend there. 'We love the chapel at Camp David,' he said."

That's not Church. The whole purpose of Church is for fellowship with the Saints. To encourage and lift up other Christians.

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25

35 posted on 03/31/2010 4:53:07 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: homegroan

Muslims don’t buy in to the crucifixion. According to them it never happened. Zero couldn’t care less it’s Easter.


36 posted on 03/31/2010 4:57:30 AM PDT by bergmeid (Fumigate Washington NOW!!)
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To: Scanian

J.Wright is keeping their pew warm in Chicago.


37 posted on 03/31/2010 5:01:01 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: ph12321

For once, I actually agree with Obama. It would be about him, it always is. This issue is totally between him and God, come on Freepers, focus. There are other, less personal issues out there that are affecting our lives and our children’s futures that need challenged.


38 posted on 03/31/2010 5:01:38 AM PDT by All Blue State
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To: Scanian
I agree - that is such B S on his part. St. John's has been hosting presidents for decades and the parishioners there barely give a glance to politicos.They are just part of the background. My MIL's church in Annandale has had congressmen and senators for years and even a couple of VP's and it takes about a month of attending before they blend into the congregation and they are just another member.

If he and his family would regularly take the brief walk to St. Johns, his visits would be commonplace, instead of a media event.

Just another way to pull the wig over the eyes of the public

39 posted on 03/31/2010 5:02:45 AM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: Scanian
"..the reason is because Michelle and I have realized we are very disruptive to services."



He won't do it because he can't attend another anti-whitey, anti-American church and avoid the controversy, that's why.


40 posted on 03/31/2010 5:06:53 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Entitlements will do to America what drugs eventually do to addicts)
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To: Scanian

The churches in DC aren’t racist enough for him. And that’s saying something.


41 posted on 03/31/2010 5:08:49 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Scanian

As if that reason has traditionally stopped Presidents from doing so - NOT.


42 posted on 03/31/2010 5:12:06 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (+)
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To: indylindy

There are plenty of Black Liberation Theology churches in DC. Obama knows he can’t afford to be seen at one of those, but that is where he wants to go.


43 posted on 03/31/2010 5:12:26 AM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: Scanian

That’s too bad. Maybe God’s word would touch their hearts in a way that Wright’s words didn’t.


44 posted on 03/31/2010 5:12:43 AM PDT by Nickname (2012 - Yes You're Canned!)
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To: Merlinator

built in the basement...


45 posted on 03/31/2010 5:14:05 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: Scanian
But they are building themselves a new mosque under the Whitehouse.

LLS

46 posted on 03/31/2010 5:24:53 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Wolverine!)
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To: Scanian

he would from time to time visit St. John’s Church, across Lafayette Square from the White House,

In the meantime he has his prayer rug in the oval office that he can face east on 5 times each day.


47 posted on 03/31/2010 5:32:23 AM PDT by chainsaw ( 'You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal)
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To: carmody

All this talk of Barry being a Muzzie is indeed BS.

The man is an atheist to his core. All pretense at religion is pure political posturing.

Of course, I could not care less that the is an atheist. I’m one too. I detest the man with man with every fiber of my body because he’s a socialist, a statist, a narcissist, a pathological liar, and a condescending elitist.


48 posted on 03/31/2010 5:36:55 AM PDT by mike-zed
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To: mike-zed

“...he’s a socialist, a statist, a narcissist, a pathological liar, and a condescending elitist.”

He’s all those things - which is why he can’t believe in God. He is his own god. Although, I’m not saying that’s why you’re an atheist. :)


49 posted on 03/31/2010 5:52:08 AM PDT by carmody
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To: Scanian
So does this mean that DC doesn't have any "churches" that shout "G-D America" and other nasty phrases? Does this mean that DC doesn't have any "churches" that show hostile racist attitudes toward white and Jewish people?

Aww, poor Obama. What's he gonna do if he can't blame the Jews and whites for all his problems every Sunday?

50 posted on 03/31/2010 6:17:07 AM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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