Skip to comments.What? No Easter Greeting? [Obama announces every Muslim holiday, but not Easter]
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, lets 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 theres 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 Obamas 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 presidents 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 didnt seek Israels destruction.
The president is, of course, hosting the Easter Egg Roll at the White House today. But Easter isnt really about rolling eggs on a manicured lawn, now is it?
UPDATE: Asked during this afternoons briefing about the issue, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney suggested Obamas high profile visit to a church Sunday should suffice.
Im 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.
The less we hear from him, the better...
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.
He’s a Muslim, Jim.
Obama will lose to Trump by 6 million votes. I can’t wait.
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.
Like Muhammad Ali.
Muslims don’t acknowledge Easter.
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.
We are a Christian Nation. He won’t recognize it because he is a Muslim.
Pray for America!
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.
‘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.
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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMUgNg7aD8M Obama say he is a Muslim.
What a pie-eatin’ grin on that face!
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.
That made Spok LOL.
[Vulcans laugh on the inside.]
He will get 100% of the Muzzie vote.
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.
Someone should ask Mr. Obama if he believes that Jesus Christ was actually resurrected from the grave and walked among men.