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What? No Easter Greeting? [Obama announces every Muslim holiday, but not Easter]
whitehousedossier.com ^ | April 25, 2011 | Keith Koffler

Posted on 04/25/2011 1:21:55 PM PDT by grundle

Just when I thought the current team running the White House might have used up all its allotted mistakes comes word that President Obama failed to issue either an Easter or a Good Friday greeting to the nation.

Now, let’s forget for a moment that these greetings, which presidents issue on many holidays and commemorations of events, are largely perfunctory and symbolic gestures that nobody cares about.

Until there’s a problem with them.

Fox News first caught the blunder and put it into context that makes the omission insulting to Christians. The mistake is odd enough to call into question just what Obama’s priorities are.

By comparison, the White House has released statements recognizing the observance of major Muslim holidays and released statements in 2010 on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha.

The White House . . . did release an eight-paragraph statement heralding Earth Day. Likewise, the president’s weekend address mentioned neither Good Friday or Easter.

Obama, Fox notes, did head out to church yesterday and held an Easter prayer breakfast at the White House last week.

Obama is on a roll for religious holiday greeting screw ups. Fox News writes:

In 2010, Obama was criticized for releasing an all-inclusive Easter greeting. He reached out to Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and people of no faith at all in a statement about a holiday that is uniquely Christian.

And as I noted last week, the president released a Passover greeting this month that compared the ancient Jewish exodus from Egypt to the Arab political awakening this year, which would be a beautiful thing if most Arabs didn’t seek Israel’s destruction.

The president is, of course, hosting the Easter Egg Roll at the White House today. But Easter isn’t really about rolling eggs on a manicured lawn, now is it?

UPDATE: Asked during this afternoon’s briefing about the issue, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney suggested Obama’s “high profile” visit to a church Sunday should suffice.

“I’m not sure if we put out a statement or not, but he obviously personally celebrated Easter with his family,” Carney said, adding ”the president took his family out to church in a very high-profile way.”

Carney added that Obama is a “devoted Christian.”


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: antichristian; balackosama; culturewar; easter; falsewitness; godgap; grinchstoleeaster; howtostealanelection; obamaonreligion; obamessiah; religiousleft

1 posted on 04/25/2011 1:21:59 PM PDT by grundle
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To: All

Click The Pic

2 posted on 04/25/2011 1:23:44 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: grundle

The less we hear from him, the better...


3 posted on 04/25/2011 1:23:52 PM PDT by Skeez (O)
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To: grundle

Muslims.

Muslims do not believe Christ is the son of God or died on the cross.

They believe he was a prophet who switched his own body with that of a dead man and that person was crucified.

The Marxist-in-Chief is a Muslim.

And why should he cater to Christian America? Christians were stupid enough to elect him in the first place, and, he is sure they will do it again.


4 posted on 04/25/2011 1:26:07 PM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescent excrement)
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To: grundle

He’s a Muslim, Jim.


5 posted on 04/25/2011 1:26:16 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: grundle

6 posted on 04/25/2011 1:26:34 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: Skeez

Obama will lose to Trump by 6 million votes. I can’t wait.


7 posted on 04/25/2011 1:26:46 PM PDT by k5kor
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To: grundle

8 posted on 04/25/2011 1:26:53 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: grundle

Don’t know which is worse - all this “O” talk or the next 40 years of him being interviewed as an ex-President for every issue.


9 posted on 04/25/2011 1:27:05 PM PDT by edcoil (Democrats doing to America what Reagan did to russia. Driving it to bankrupcy.)
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To: grundle
Obama’s name was Barry but he changed it to Barack because that is what people do when they convert to Islam.

Like Muhammad Ali.

10 posted on 04/25/2011 1:28:12 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (If you are 22+ years old and hate the police, there is something wrong with you.)
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To: grundle

Muslims don’t acknowledge Easter.


11 posted on 04/25/2011 1:29:32 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: grundle

The only thing that bothers me about a lack of an Easter mention are the usual cricket sounds from the MSM. Otherwise, I expect nothing from the kenyan and prefer not to hear anything from the kenyan. Especially some made up drivel about an event he doesn’t believe in because of his muzzieness.


12 posted on 04/25/2011 1:30:27 PM PDT by albie
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To: grundle

We are a Christian Nation. He won’t recognize it because he is a Muslim.


13 posted on 04/25/2011 1:31:07 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: grundle

14 posted on 04/25/2011 1:31:07 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: grundle

Pray for America!


15 posted on 04/25/2011 1:31:37 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever
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To: grundle
Obam said:
“we are reminded that there is something about the resurrection ... of Our Savior Jesus Christ that puts everything else in perspective.”

“SOMETHING”?

That he suffered the passion, the crown of thorns, the carrying of the cross, public humiliation, the Crucifixion, the piercing, asphyxiation, and most of all separation from God.

Ya think?

16 posted on 04/25/2011 1:33:46 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: grundle

‘Cause the jackass isn’t a Christian. I don’t know if he’s a Muslim, but that church he attended definitely wasn’t Christian.


17 posted on 04/25/2011 1:35:21 PM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: grundle

18 posted on 04/25/2011 1:35:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: grundle

Well, you can look at this several ways. You can get offended because obviously zer0 couldn’t care less about the resurrection of Christ celebration part of Easter, just the secular egg hunt.

Or you could be glad he didn’t make an Easter proclamation because we all know anyway they he is a Muslim and he would be lying (as usual) about celebrating Easter, even though he got his lazy butt to a Church on that particular day.

Or you can just realize he is all about destroying our country and our Judeo/Christian heritage right along with it. But he can’t destroy our Godly heritage, no matter how hard he tries. So ForgetUBO


19 posted on 04/25/2011 1:37:08 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: BenLurkin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMUgNg7aD8M Obama say he is a Muslim.


20 posted on 04/25/2011 1:38:11 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

What a pie-eatin’ grin on that face!


21 posted on 04/25/2011 1:39:26 PM PDT by Twinkie (SHOW US YOUR SCHOOL RECORDS & BIRTH CERTIFICATE!!)
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22 posted on 04/25/2011 1:43:00 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: grundle
No one has ever accused me of being a Christian, but the current pResident has a real problem with those who are.
That should be obvious to anyone with half a brain.
23 posted on 04/25/2011 1:45:44 PM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: grundle

Lightning striking at White House on Easter night

24 posted on 04/25/2011 1:46:49 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (If you are 22+ years old and hate the police, there is something wrong with you.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Every time I see that picture my stomach turns. I absolutely cannot believe that this guy was elected to the presidency of the United States.


25 posted on 04/25/2011 2:01:26 PM PDT by surrey
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To: fhayek
He’s a Muslim, Jim.

That made Spok LOL.


[Vulcans laugh on the inside.]

26 posted on 04/25/2011 2:02:30 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: k5kor

He will get 100% of the Muzzie vote.


27 posted on 04/25/2011 2:22:40 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: albie
The only thing that bothers me about a lack of an Easter mention are the usual cricket sounds from the MSM. Otherwise, I expect nothing from the kenyan and prefer not to hear anything from the kenyan.

Agreed. I'd rather not hear from the fellow during Easter Week. He obviously is just using his faux Christianity for political points. That's even more disgusting than an out an out atheist. Here, you have someone saying 'look at me I'm a Christian!', but then walking around muttering about 'rubes clinging to their Bibles'; ripping verses out their context for political expediency; never referring to the Bible as the inspired Word of God - but referring to the Koran as inspired.
Oh yes, and showing a zeal for supporting abortions that I'd describe as bizarre (probably even shaming the NARAL folks).

I don't know why the MSM silence (or their repeated frantic pronouncements that the One is a 'Committed Christian') bothers me - because I already know they are sold out supporters and cheerleaders of President Obama and all things socialist -- but it does continue to irritate me.

28 posted on 04/25/2011 3:19:13 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: grundle; wagglebee

Someone should ask Mr. Obama if he believes that Jesus Christ was actually resurrected from the grave and walked among men.


29 posted on 04/25/2011 3:52:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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