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Obama drops God from Thanksgiving address for fourth year straight
Life Site News ^ | November 22, 2012 | JOHN JALSEVAC

Posted on 11/22/2012 2:52:40 PM PST by NYer

November 22, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – For the fourth year straight, President Obama has omitted any direct statement thanking God in his Thanksgiving address.

In 2009 President Obama made history when he issued the first presidential Thanksgiving proclamation that failed to directly thank God. There was an outcry, and Obama’s subsequent proclamations have made prominent mention of God.

However, as Ben Shapiro of Breitbart points out, his Thanksgiving addresses (as opposed to the proclamations), which he reads to the camera, have continued to eschew mention of God.

In his 2012 Thanksgiving address, Obama says that Thanksgiving is “a time to give thanks for each other, and for the incredible bounty we enjoy.”

“Today we give thanks for blessings that are all too rare in this world,” he continues. “The ability to spend time with the ones we love; to say what we want; to worship as we please; to know that there are brave men and women defending our freedom around the globe; and to look our children in the eye and tell them that, here in America, no dream is too big if they’re willing to work for it.”

But Shapiro observes that Obama’s address excludes mention of the person Americans traditionally give thanks to on Thanksgiving - God. In so doing, he charges, the president “has ignored the central message of the holiday.”

However, Obama’s official proclamation for 2012 does mention God, saying, “Let us spend this day by lifting up those we love, mindful of the grace bestowed upon us by God and by all who have made our lives richer with their presence.”

In 2009, conservatives noted that both Obama’s proclamation and address failed to directly thank God. While the proclamation did obliquely remind readers of the origin of the Thanksgiving celebration - pointing out that George Washington “proclaimed our first national day of public thanksgiving to be observed ‘by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God’” – the address made no mention of God at all.

In 2010, while again failing to directly thank God in his address, Obama did use the phrase, “the God-given bounty of America.” But in 2011 there was again no mention of God at all in the address.

Obama’s lack of overt religiosity has been a source of controversy, with polls consistently showing that a large number of Americans are unaware that Obama is a Christian, or doubt the claim.

The president previously made history on Inauguration Day by explicitly referencing “non-believers” in his speech, which, according to USA Today, was the first time in history that a president had done so. Obama has also said on more than one occasion that the United States is “not a Christian nation.”  He has also been criticized for repeatedly misquoting the Declaration of Independence, excluding the word “Creator” from the famous phrase that declares that all men are “endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights.”

In 2011 he created a buzz in the conservative press when he failed to issue an Easter statement, after a year in which he repeatedly commemorated Muslim holidays with a series of statements. He has also been criticized for his rare trips to church, including skipping services on Christmas day, and refusing to publicly celebrate the National Day of Prayer.

“The issue is not whether a President has to attend church on a regular basis to be an effective President. They do not,” commented Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Washington, D.C. based Christian Defense Coalition, in 2010. “The issue is one of integrity and honesty.

“To portray yourself as person of deep Christian faith and very involved in the life of the local church during the campaign and then abandon that position after you are elected reduces faith to a commodity and religion to a political tool.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: god; obama; thanksgiving

1 posted on 11/22/2012 2:52:46 PM PST by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah
Who needs God when we have ...


2 posted on 11/22/2012 2:53:52 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer

I really, really hate Obama.


3 posted on 11/22/2012 2:53:59 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: NYer

How would anyone know what that bastard said? Who bothers to listen, anyway?


4 posted on 11/22/2012 3:00:45 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: NYer

Jeremiah Wright got non-profits status by using the word “church.” His gathering place was one of teaching hate for Western civilization, particularly America and Israel. Barry Barack Obama and Michelle Obama and their children drank deep from that hateful trough. Obama has applied Communist eyes to America’s traditions and God-given sources of strength.


5 posted on 11/22/2012 3:06:01 PM PST by Best and Brightest
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To: NYer

Impeach, convict and remove. Same for Biden.


6 posted on 11/22/2012 3:10:07 PM PST by stboz
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To: NYer

“To portray yourself as person of deep Christian faith and very involved in the life of the local church during the campaign and then abandon that position after you are elected reduces faith to a commodity and religion to a political tool.”

That would be Barak Obama.
I will envoke God for him.
God rot the usurper and all in his administration.
Have mercy on us O’lord that still believe in
Divine Providence and put our faith in thee.
Amen


7 posted on 11/22/2012 3:13:57 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: NYer

Yes: Obama wants us to give thnaks to him.

He thinks he is god.


8 posted on 11/22/2012 3:16:10 PM PST by Venturer
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To: NYer

Giving “thanks” to no one is like the story of the Jehovah’s Witness who married an atheist- their kids went around knocking on doors every Saturday, for no particular reason


9 posted on 11/22/2012 3:17:47 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: NYer

How can gratitude be one-side? Giving “thanks” is an incomplete and vapid action unless the thanks are actually addressed to someone.


10 posted on 11/22/2012 3:22:19 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: NYer

Perhaps his hyproiscy does have a limit. Or Mr teleprompter of the united states only gives him the words that it noes he can say without internal contradiction or what Tpotus’s writers don’t believe in.


11 posted on 11/22/2012 3:24:06 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: NYer

let’s all hope God drops bama


12 posted on 11/22/2012 3:25:07 PM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: NYer

It is hard to believe the Pres__ent Narcissist would not refer to himself in his Thanksgiving statement.


13 posted on 11/22/2012 3:29:42 PM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: NYer

The fool has said in his heart, “No God”.


14 posted on 11/22/2012 3:54:38 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: NYer

We can consider ourselves fortunate. He has spared us now for 4 years from Thanksgiving Day sermons about the great glories of Alluh.


15 posted on 11/22/2012 3:59:07 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: The Wizard

> let’s all hope God drops bama

Amen. And soon.


16 posted on 11/22/2012 4:57:51 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: The Wizard

> let’s all hope God drops bama

Amen. The problem is I think Satan as 0’s back.


17 posted on 11/22/2012 4:59:29 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: The Wizard

> let’s all hope God drops bama

Amen. The problem is I think Satan as 0’s back.


18 posted on 11/22/2012 5:00:15 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: NYer

Seems appropriate for a Kenyan Muslim.


19 posted on 11/22/2012 5:06:52 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: NYer

Thats because there is no God but Allah. If he says thanks to Allah that might not look too good to the soccer moms.


20 posted on 11/22/2012 5:18:31 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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21 posted on 11/22/2012 5:20:04 PM PST by narses
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22 posted on 11/22/2012 5:20:43 PM PST by narses
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To: NYer
"Obama says that Thanksgiving is “a time to give thanks for each other, and for the incredible bounty we enjoy.”"

In other words - "give thanks to the collective, from which we derive our salvation" (he's actually said our salvation is from a collective salvation)

23 posted on 11/22/2012 5:33:43 PM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: NYer
Typical minion of SATAN.

He knows God and, he Hates God.

Is my judgment righteous? Probably not.

Is it the truth? I better leave that for Jesus.

Anyway,there is no mystery as to why our nation suffers.

God has his plan and “0” seems to be in it.

We should be repenting as a nation and asking for mercy like they did in Nineveh.

24 posted on 11/22/2012 5:50:22 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: NYer; right way right; Georgia Girl 2; tet68; Venturer; theBuckwheat

This is probably a good time time to read George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to “recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.


25 posted on 11/22/2012 6:49:12 PM PST by Retain Mike
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To: NYer

Obama eschews God because God is NOT his Savior - Allah is!!

He’s just not ready to publicly admit it, yet.

But, the day is rapidly approaching.


26 posted on 11/22/2012 6:58:44 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: NYer
Obama drops God from Thanksgiving address for fourth year straight

Maybe we'll be BLESSED and GOD will DROP Obama soon.

27 posted on 11/22/2012 7:05:01 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: NYer

Obamanation Communism File.


28 posted on 11/22/2012 7:29:15 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Graewoulf

And deliver us from Obama.....


29 posted on 11/22/2012 7:32:01 PM PST by nevermorelenore
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To: NYer

New bumper sticker: THANK ME IF YOU BOUGHT YOUR TURKEY WITH FOOD STAMPS!


30 posted on 11/22/2012 9:00:59 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: NYer

I wouldn’t want to hear anything about God or Jesus christ coming out of the mouth of this blaphmeous


31 posted on 11/22/2012 9:01:50 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: NYer
Sorry for the incomplete post. What I mean to say is I don't anything concerning God or our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ coming out of the mouth of this blasphemous little Marxist bastard. It's an insult.
32 posted on 11/22/2012 9:05:54 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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