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President Obama Has NOT Cancelled National Day of Prayer (Don't Fall for a Hoax!)
Beliefnet ^ | 04/15/10 | Nicole Neroulias

Posted on 04/15/2010 9:18:06 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat

For some reason this morning, there's a big rumor going around that President Obama has cancelled National Day of Prayer 2010, scheduled for May 6. It's not true, despite what your search engine and e-mails tell you.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antichristian; april; bho44; denial; godgap; natldayofprayer; obama; obamaonreligion; prayer; religiousleft; shoes
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Sounds like someone is trying to freak Tea Partiers out. I'd like for a forensic internet expert find out who/where this first hit the web. I bet it is from a leftwing nut. Maybe Hussein's operations.
1 posted on 04/15/2010 9:18:06 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

If he had it would have been big news.


2 posted on 04/15/2010 9:19:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Yep, he has invited Wiccans, Muslims, and Unitarian Universalist priests. At least that is the rumor I am starting.


3 posted on 04/15/2010 9:20:06 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: cripplecreek

How would we know if he canceled it or not?


4 posted on 04/15/2010 9:20:50 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Recovering_Democrat

It’s not a crisis of biblical proportions, but President Obama’s plan to recognize the National Day of Prayer on Thursday with a paper proclamation, rather than a public event at the White House, is ruffling some religious feathers.

“We are disappointed in the lack of participation by the Obama administration,” Shirley Dobson, chairwoman of the National Day of Prayer Committee, said in a statement. “At this time in our country’s history, we would hope our president would recognize more fully the importance of prayer.”

The Interfaith Alliance couldn’t disagree more.

“It is a shame that the National Day of Prayer Task Force seems to think it owns the National Day of Prayer,” the group’s president, the Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, said in a statement.

“Once again, the Task Force is misrepresenting the purpose of this national observance,” he said. “President Obama is not the Pastor-in-Chief of the nation and Shirley Dobson’s Task Force is not the spiritual judge of the president’s personal or official actions.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/05/06/obamas-decision-observe-national-day-prayer-privately-draws-public-criticism/#


5 posted on 04/15/2010 9:23:02 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Recovering_Democrat

He didn’t cancel it last year, but he didn’t observe it, either, OR host it in the White House. The lead paragraphs from the Washington Times a year ago:


President Obama is distancing himself from the National Day of Prayer by nixing a formal early morning service and not attending a large Catholic prayer breakfast the next morning.

All Mr. Obama will do for the National Day of Prayer, which is Thursday, is sign a proclamation honoring the day, which originated in 1952 when Congress set aside the first Thursday in May for the observance.


6 posted on 04/15/2010 9:23:24 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Because it would be a major deal and at least one legitimate newspaper would report it.


7 posted on 04/15/2010 9:23:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

Fox


8 posted on 04/15/2010 9:25:32 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Recovering_Democrat
President Obama Has NOT Cancelled National Day of Prayer

Not yet that is...

9 posted on 04/15/2010 9:26:03 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Yep, he has invited Wiccans, Muslims, and Unitarian Universalist priests. At least that is the rumor I am starting.

************

Easy to spot that rumor....

The Religion Of Pieces would slaughter the others in the blink of an eye...

jmho....

10 posted on 04/15/2010 9:26:22 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I heard there is going to be prayers 5 times pointing to the east that day.


11 posted on 04/15/2010 9:26:35 AM PDT by b4its2late (Bawney Fwank's mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

That blog is not a credible source. I didn’t even hear a rumor yet that he canceled it but I wouldn’t believe that stupid blog since she sticks in there “He’s not a Muslim either”. How would she know? Bad source, choose to ignore.


12 posted on 04/15/2010 9:26:46 AM PDT by mojitojoe (“Our leaders seek to pit us against one another, and torment us relentlessly."Mark Levin)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Last year, Bam canceled a public celebration by the WH. That’s all this is. He won’t have a public service this year either.


13 posted on 04/15/2010 9:26:50 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Don’t forget the Druids.


14 posted on 04/15/2010 9:27:21 AM PDT by Never on my watch (A Militia is just a community organization)
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To: ilovesarah2012

He doesn’t observe it,
so what’s the difference?

And this “I don’t want to inconvenience other parishioners in a local church” doesn’t hold water,

because he’ll run out for a burger/icecream without two thoughts to the inconvenience and cost that that will cause.


15 posted on 04/15/2010 9:27:56 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

a book end of a thread to match the Romney Palin ticket in 2012 is OK by Sarah thread?

Did Obama declare this National Hoaxsters Day or what 8-?


16 posted on 04/15/2010 9:28:30 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Okay, but if we have to face East on prayer mats, I’m going to be angry.


17 posted on 04/15/2010 9:29:11 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the know-nothing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr., may fleas be upon him.)
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To: Cicero

Ya know, uhbama is a real pukehead.


18 posted on 04/15/2010 9:32:34 AM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals from spending ONE MORE DIME before they destroy our nation.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Hrm...he canceled it last year...

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/05/obama-cancels-national-prayer-day-service.html


19 posted on 04/15/2010 9:33:18 AM PDT by Crim
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Sounds like a hoax, because here he is, getting ready to pray



And here are his followers:

20 posted on 04/15/2010 9:34:07 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (I'll just say the 2nd amendment to the Constitution is there for a reason!)
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To: Cicero
Didn't he come out and verbally recognize the great moslem holiday this year? Yes, I remember he did! And he calls himself a Christian? What a shyster!
21 posted on 04/15/2010 9:34:24 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Has been posted twice so far today....
 

Christianity, Obama, Persecution, Prayer... This is chilling …

Obama cancelled 2010 White House National Day of Prayer celebration [Satire]
(Satire) was added later by a mod.

22 posted on 04/15/2010 9:35:08 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: MrB

You nailed it. This guy is a fraud!


23 posted on 04/15/2010 9:35:10 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Recovering_Democrat

There are people on FR who know people who can find out...hummmm...hope they get a heads up on this....


24 posted on 04/15/2010 9:36:38 AM PDT by caww
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To: Recovering_Democrat
This is from the national day of prayer web site:

“On Sunday, May 2, 2010, in churches, when 40 million Christians and *Muslims* come together to worship, the Task Force is encouraging groups to take seven minutes to pray for the Seven Centers of Power (pray one minute each for these 7 centers of influence: government, military, media, business, education, church, *mosque* and family)”

"*" are corrections
I thought I would correct it for them.

25 posted on 04/15/2010 9:36:50 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: MrB

He is just a liar.


26 posted on 04/15/2010 9:37:53 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Lucky9teen

The photo of Bo taking of his shoes was for a tour, not praying....though he may do that...the photo was found another hoax.


27 posted on 04/15/2010 9:40:11 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Okay, my post was for sarcasm, considering he is truly a Muslim....


28 posted on 04/15/2010 9:44:39 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (I'll just say the 2nd amendment to the Constitution is there for a reason!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Allah Akbar!
29 posted on 04/15/2010 9:46:12 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (FYBO: Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Obama ends Bush era National Prayer Day AT THE WHITE HOUSE 2009

He did have a Muslim Prayer Day on steps of the Capital though.

30 posted on 04/15/2010 9:46:21 AM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: MrB

“he’ll run out for a burger/icecream without two thoughts to the inconvenience and cost that that will cause.”

Or....to NYC....inconviencing everyone in the nation’s largest city....


31 posted on 04/15/2010 9:46:30 AM PDT by DrewsMum (Am I the only one that forgets I'm not on FB & tries to "like" freeper comments?)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Re: statement from prayer web site....

Barf!!!!


32 posted on 04/15/2010 9:47:43 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (I'll just say the 2nd amendment to the Constitution is there for a reason!)
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To: Lucky9teen

Thanks for posting that. I had been looking for that picture.


33 posted on 04/15/2010 9:47:59 AM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: ilovesarah2012

His prayer rug would be out for drycleaning.


34 posted on 04/15/2010 9:49:51 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants"-Albert Camus)
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To: Lucky9teen

...is the photo of the Muslims at the capital real?


35 posted on 04/15/2010 9:57:28 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: Recovering_Democrat; All

President Obama Has NOT Cancelled National Day of Prayer

Are we sure that the "National Day of Prayer" doesn't now involve a rug?



36 posted on 04/15/2010 10:10:56 AM PDT by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: STONEWALLS

Yes, it was taken from the Islamic Day of Prayer held at the white house


37 posted on 04/15/2010 10:21:34 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (I'll just say the 2nd amendment to the Constitution is there for a reason!)
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To: BP2
Just exactly WHERE is he putting his foot?


38 posted on 04/15/2010 10:25:48 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: Lucky9teen

...wow that’s amazing!...I’m saving that one...it’s worth much more than 1000 words....more like a million!


39 posted on 04/15/2010 10:31:42 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Hope it has been pulled from FR, because I seen it posted no more than an hour ago. Along with a couple of Palin/Romney 2012 headlines that led to non-stories, and a few other headlines designed to get us to fight with each other. All part of the plan.


40 posted on 04/15/2010 10:33:52 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: All

Well, hey. I, for one, didn’t think he was going to cancel it. He just needs to make sure he is near a mosque so he can hear the call to prayer.


41 posted on 04/15/2010 10:52:17 AM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Lucky9teen

Wait...wait...isn’t it considered a great insult to show the soles of your shoes to someone’s face? How come only the guys up in the very front line are the only ones who don’t get insulted every time they pray?

I guess there is probably some kind of codocil that states that offense must not be taken when praying.

What a strange religion!


42 posted on 04/15/2010 10:56:07 AM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Cicero
He didn’t cancel it last year, but he didn’t observe it, either, OR host it in the White House.

Not entirely true. There was no event at the White House, but he did issue a proclamation.

2009 National Day of Prayer Proclamation

43 posted on 04/15/2010 11:13:38 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (WTB - What the Biden?!?)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Anyone ever think he said outloud he wanted to and then took it back for fear of further poll dropping?

He stopped a flyover of military jets over a God and country event.

It would not shock me if he did.But at this political juncture it would be dumb even for Obama.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1724544/obama_cancels_national_day_of_prayer.html?cat=9


44 posted on 04/15/2010 11:14:09 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: ilovesarah2012
There WILL be a national day of prayer. However, there are a few restrictions so as not to offend anyone:
1. Speaking the following words will NOT be allowed:
GOD
JESUS/JESUS CHRIST
HOLY SPIRIT/HOLY GHOST
CHRISTIAN/CHRISTIANITY/JUDAISM references(No JEHOVAH!)
ANY JEWISH/CHRISTIAN MYTHOLOGICAL CHARACTERS

2. Actual Judeo/Christian prayers will NOT be allowed. Hate speech is NOT welcome at this celebration, and neither is bigoted intolerance toward ANY people/culture.

3. Prayers that include references to "Allah", "Buddha", etc. are not only welcome, but encouraged.

4. Prayers that are (certain) religion specific are NOT allowed. Again, intolerant hate speech will be vigorously disallowed.

5. Prayers that refer to world peace, one world order, "feel good" feelings, "Can't we all just get along?" topics are most welcome. The more meaningless and non-specific the prayer, the more likely President Obama will grace you with his presence after the celebration to thank you for your input.

6. Don't forget to "ALL HAIL THE ONE!" at the end of your generic prayers! The office of teh president deserves that much respect, don't you think?

/sarc
45 posted on 04/15/2010 11:16:29 AM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: pillut48

Unfortunately, you are very close to the truth.


46 posted on 04/15/2010 11:54:37 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Corin Stormhands

That’s what I said. He issued a proclamation. But he cancelled the usual White House prayer breakfast, which had been a long-time tradition.

I said he didn’t “observe” it. Which is to say, he didn’t PRAY on National Prayer Day, anymore than he observes Christmas or Easter. And he has only gone to church on Sunday a few times this past year.

It’s absolutely clear that he’s no Christian. And that he makes no effort even to pretend to be a Christian, the way that Clintbilly did. He just instructs the media to repeat: “Oh, of course he’s a Christian!”


47 posted on 04/15/2010 12:47:29 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: mojitojoe

My thoughts exactly!


48 posted on 04/15/2010 12:53:15 PM PDT by landerwy (Zero lied, who else will die?)
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To: NMEwithin

He hasn’t cancelled the National Day of Prayer, but he has ordered that all prayers be facing east, and that they take place from the position of kneeling on a rug.


49 posted on 04/15/2010 1:23:06 PM PDT by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Oh, he'll observe it all right ... of course, in his case, it'll involve facing a mirror, all day every day.
50 posted on 04/15/2010 1:54:54 PM PDT by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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