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Is the Obama Administration Anti-Christian by Opposing D-Day Prayer at FDR Memorial? (YES)
Associated Content ^ | 11-6-11 | Driftwood1

Posted on 11/06/2011 2:31:54 PM PST by Driftwood1

The Obama administration has stepped into another controversy by announcing its opposition to the inclusion of a plaque depicting Franklin Roosevelt's D-Day prayer at the memorial that celebrates his life and presidency.

The proposal to include the prayer is being offered by Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, and has bipartisan support. It is expected to pass committee, then be passed by the House. Its fate in the Senate is unclear.

The objection was raised by Robert Abbey, the director of the Bureau of Land Management, who claimed such a plaque would "dilute" the memorial's central message and therefore should not be included. What that "central message" is and how a plaque depicting a prayer that President Roosevelt broadcast nationwide while American soldiers were still fighting and dying on the Normandy beaches would dilute it was unclear.

J. Robert Smith, writing for the American Thinker, is pretty sure that the objection is motivated by anti-Christian bigotry on the part of some in the Obama administration. Whether it is or not, Abbey, on behalf of his boss, has dragged the administration he serves into a scandal that was completely unnecessary, but predictable coming from the far left.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antichristian; antitheism; atheismandstate; fdr; obama; prayer; revisionisthistory; secularhumanism

1 posted on 11/06/2011 2:31:57 PM PST by Driftwood1
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To: Driftwood1

Is that a rhetorical question? of course he’s anti-Christian AND the administration is anti-historical truth.


2 posted on 11/06/2011 2:34:44 PM PST by madison10
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To: Driftwood1

rhetorical?


3 posted on 11/06/2011 2:36:02 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Driftwood1

they, and their party, have been anti-christian for decades. even the ones who claim to be christian, like nazi pelosi, are cafeteria catholics and not true believers.


4 posted on 11/06/2011 2:36:17 PM PST by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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It is no exaggeration to say that on Sundays in Washington during the administrations of Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) and of James Madison (1809-1817) the state became the church. Within a year of his inauguration, Jefferson began attending church services in the House of Representatives. Madison followed Jefferson's example, although unlike Jefferson, who rode on horseback to church in the Capitol, Madison came in a coach and four. Worship services in the House--a practice that continued until after the Civil War--were acceptable to Jefferson because they were nondiscriminatory and voluntary. Preachers of every Protestant denomination appeared. (Catholic priests began officiating in 1826.) As early as January 1806 a female evangelist, Dorothy Ripley, delivered a camp meeting-style exhortation in the House to Jefferson, Vice President Aaron Burr, and a "crowded audience." Throughout his administration Jefferson permitted church services in executive branch buildings. The Gospel was also preached in the Supreme Court chambers.

5 posted on 11/06/2011 2:39:25 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: madison10

What you said! 0pansy is guilty. 0pansy is not a Bible person.


6 posted on 11/06/2011 2:41:20 PM PST by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar)
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To: Driftwood1
He is a muzzie. No questions or doubts in my mind. His bows to his bosses in the middle east. His ignoring the Day of Prayer. His kissing the muzzie butts all over town. Yup. He is a muzzie. He never left the cult. No Christian fights for homosexual rights. ALL believers in the Lord and His Word KNOW that homosexuality is WRONG. Don't care what they say. God says NO! God says THY SHALL NOT!! You don't like it? Tough. Ignore His Word. Expect to pay an eternal price. Simple as that. Not trying to be mean, hateful, whatever. Just telling the Truth. I don't hate homosexuals. I pray for their lost eternal souls. I hate their sin.
7 posted on 11/06/2011 2:42:09 PM PST by RetiredArmy (As the End Times draws near, remember the Bible WARNED of these times. Be ready!)
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To: Driftwood1

Abbey is a Dingy Harry stooge;

Robert Abbey was confirmed as Director of the Bureau of Land Management on August 7, 2009. Abbey served for more than 32 years in public service working with state and federal land management agencies before retiring from the federal government in July 2005.

He served eight years as the Nevada State Director for the U. S. Bureau of Land Management, providing direction and oversight for 48 million acres of public land managed by the bureau in the state. He oversaw a staff of 700 employees in eight field offices and the state office and managed an annual operating budget of $51 million.


8 posted on 11/06/2011 2:42:15 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: Driftwood1

“Is the Obama Administration Anti-Christian”

You betcha.


9 posted on 11/06/2011 2:44:42 PM PST by ryderann
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To: jessduntno

Republicans for Reid is a group of prominent Republicans who have publicly endorsed Sen. Reid. Sen. Reid and his campaign will continue to reach out to Republicans all across Nevada to join Republicans for Reid.

-snip-

Mike Ford Partner, Abbey, Stubbs, and Ford, LLC

Yeah, the Abby is Bob.


10 posted on 11/06/2011 2:48:34 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: Driftwood1
RE: Is the Obama Administration Anti-Christian by Opposing D-Day Prayer at FDR Memorial?

Does a wild Pope... stick pins in both Susan Sarandon and Obama Voodoo Dolls?

11 posted on 11/06/2011 2:56:31 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Driftwood1
I agree with the slant the article takes; considering that President Franklin D. Roosevelt is a Democrat icon, the Obama administration flunky - Robert Abbey - is embarrassed by FDR's saying a prayer to God and thus, hopes to keep it out of public sight - or memory. I hope he fails.

As for the question "is the Obama administration anti-Christian for opposing the inclusion of Roosevelt's D-Day prayer at the FDR memorial", the answer is, clearly, yes, they are - but the Obama administration's anti-Christian bigotry goes far beyond this one simple plaque. They are virulently anti-Christian as well as anti-American - and that comes from the top. Whether Obama is a Muslim or not, I don't know. What I do know is that he is anti-Christian and loathes our constitutional republic. Electing this Marxist was probably the worst mistake our people have ever made, and we're all paying for it.

12 posted on 11/06/2011 3:02:27 PM PST by Jim Scott (on the 'Cain Train')
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To: RetiredArmy

The only doubt in my mind is whether ObaMao is a full-fledged religious Islamofacist or just a cultural Islamofacist. It is a distinction with little difference other than the fact that the religious variety will personally cut your throat whereas the cultural variety will just get somebody else to do it.


13 posted on 11/06/2011 3:03:16 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
And now the teachings of Moses, and Jesus are illegal in schools. However Snoop Dog, and Cop killer are force fed into the cheeruns 24/7.

Murder in murder out.

14 posted on 11/06/2011 3:04:47 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Yup. It’s a plan.


15 posted on 11/06/2011 3:07:45 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Driftwood1

“Last night, when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our Allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation. It has come to pass with success thus far.

And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:

Almighty God: our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.

Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.

They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.

They will be sore tried, by night and by day without rest - until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men’s souls will be shaken with the violences of war.

For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.

Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.

And for us at home — fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters and brothers of brave men overseas — whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them — help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.

Many people have urged that I call the Nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a countenance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.

Give us strength, too — strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces.

And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.

And, O Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee; faith in our sons; faith in each other; faith in our united crusade. Let not the keenness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment — let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.

With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogancies. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace — a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil. Thy will be done, Almighty God. Amen.

Pres. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, June 6, 1944”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-weBUzQleo


16 posted on 11/06/2011 3:07:49 PM PST by DemforBush (Send lawyers, guns, and money. Dad get me out of this!)
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To: Driftwood1
There are example after example of anti-Christian bias from Barry and his administration.

The lastest being down here in Houston where the head of the Veterans Memorial Cemetery would not allow Christian prayer which Barry supported because they would not change policy until taken to court where they lost and were reprimanded.

17 posted on 11/06/2011 3:09:07 PM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: Driftwood1

Is the Obama Administration Anti-Christian
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Yes


18 posted on 11/06/2011 3:09:23 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: rawcatslyentist
Think they are Christian indifferent save for the Muslims, who are totally tied in with Obama; - who are not. As for Obama: think his Muslim heart, beats only for himself.
19 posted on 11/06/2011 3:12:32 PM PST by cricket (Stop the madness. . . Vote the KING out!)
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To: Driftwood1

Rhetorical question.


20 posted on 11/06/2011 3:28:50 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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21 posted on 11/06/2011 4:03:39 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: RetiredArmy

This is an insult to those brave men who fought and died to protect our freedom.
I was in Junior High School on June 6, 1944. Our history teacher, Miss Audrey, came into the room and said “our troops are landing at Normandy. We are going to say a prayer for their safety.”

Try that now in a public school.


22 posted on 11/06/2011 4:30:21 PM PST by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 81+)
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To: Driftwood1

Nah, he’s just PRO muslim.


23 posted on 11/06/2011 4:58:29 PM PST by Terry Mross (Where is the OPPOSITION party? I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Driftwood1

24 posted on 11/06/2011 5:08:44 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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