Skip to comments.President Obama says First Family won't join a D.C. church
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 ...
...but they did get the foot bath installed
Oh,my, does he keep his prayer rug in the Oval Office or the family bedroom? Christian, NOT. Amen.
I’m suprised he hasn’t had a mosque installed at Camp David. Those devotionals sent to his Blackberry...verses from the koran?
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.
where??..the east room?
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.
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.
“’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?
Translation: Love notes from Reid and Pelosi.
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.
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.
...yeah yellin ALLAH be praised and death to infidels crabs attention
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.
goat fornicators generally don’t attend a “church” unless it’s to pillage, rape and plunder.
Its a religious experience every time he looks in the mirror.
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.
No Black Panther Communist churches in DC?
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.
What makes you think he hasn't?
There’s no church who’s theology he’d want made public that would have him as a member.
mkj—thanks, buddy! Love the new tagline!
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.
Church of the Orthodox Communist.
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...
How about a mosque?
He doesn’t need a mosque, he is waiting to be worshipped by the living dead in the rebuilt Jerusalem temple..
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.
Well, he only has another 33 months to go until he returns to Chicago, so I can see his point.
Every Protestant church in Washington DC would be delighted by the “disruption” caused by the First Family’s attendance.
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.
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?
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
Muslims don’t buy in to the crucifixion. According to them it never happened. Zero couldn’t care less it’s Easter.
J.Wright is keeping their pew warm in Chicago.
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.
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
The churches in DC aren’t racist enough for him. And that’s saying something.
As if that reason has traditionally stopped Presidents from doing so - NOT.
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.
That’s too bad. Maybe God’s word would touch their hearts in a way that Wright’s words didn’t.
built in the basement...
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.
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.
“...hes 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. :)
Aww, poor Obama. What's he gonna do if he can't blame the Jews and whites for all his problems every Sunday?