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  • Obama: ‘ISIL Speaks for No Religion,’ Global Effort Should ‘Extract This Cancer (shortened)

    08/20/2014 10:29:07 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 71 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 8-20-2014 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama condemned the beheading of journalist James Foley and ISIS in a strongly worded statement to reporters moments ago, but didn’t offer specifics on how the U.S. would react policy-wise to ISIS killing Americans. “Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL. Jim was a journalist, a son, a brother, and a friend. He reported from difficult and dangerous places, bearing witness to the lives of people a world away,” Obama said from Martha’s Vineyard. (snip) “Let’s be clear about ISIL. They have rampaged across cities and villages, killing...
  • Question: Is Obama Sunni or Shiite?

    06/27/2014 6:37:26 PM PDT · by gitmo · 108 replies
    Vanity | Self
    With the raging war between the Sunni and the Shiites in Iraq, and with the presidents apparent animosity toward the Iraqi government it seems important to understand if Obama has ties to the Sunnis or to the Shiites. Does anyone on FR know the answer to this?
  • Irony: Obama Tells Prayer Breakfast: “We Believe in the Dignity of Every Person”

    02/06/2014 10:35:20 AM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday with language striking pro-life themes — ironic given the massive pro-abortion record he has compiled in two terms as president. Obama took the podium at the 62nd National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton and spoke to a crowd of about 3,500. barackobama7“Each of us is wonderfully made in the image of God- we believe in the inherent dignity of every person,” Obama told the attendees. “No society can truly succeed unless it protects the rights of all of its people.” “Extremists succumb to an ignorant nihilism that...
  • Obama prays for Americans held captive in North Korea and Iran

    02/06/2014 7:59:26 AM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 2/6/14 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama offered a public prayer Thursday for two Americans held separately by North Korea and Iran, saying his administration will continue to fight for their release. Mr. Obama said at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington that the U.S. “will do everything in our power” to gain the release of Kenneth Bae, a Christian missionary in prison in North Korea, and the Rev. Saeed Abedini of Boise, Idaho, who remains imprisoned in Iran SNIP The president prayed, “Let us never forget those who are persecuted today, among them Americans of faith. “
  • The Obamas show their spiritual side at the National Prayer Breakfast

    02/06/2014 6:18:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/6/14 | Leslie Larson
    President Obama and the First Lady joined thousands from the Washington elite early Thursday for the National Prayer Breakfast, an event that hit a decidedly more spiritual tone in 2014 than the highly politicized spirit at the 2013 occasion.  The first couple was joined by Vice President Joe Biden for the annual affair, with USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah slated as the keynote speaker. Conservative pundit Dr. Ben Carson was the keynote speaker at the 2013 affair. He was criticized by some for using his speech to criticize the President's healthcare reform instead of delivering a spiritual message.
  • Is President Obama part of reinventing American civil religion – God and the public square?

    02/04/2014 1:26:16 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | February 4, 2014 | Wayne Slater, Texas Faith blog
    Author and speaker Diana Butler Bass suggests that we are in the process of reinventing American civil religion, the way we think about God and national purpose. And she says President Obama is part of that process. Obama, like his predecessors in the White House, has generally drawn the older form of civil religion complete with biblical language, social justice evangelicalism, and the themes of orthodox theology. But, she suggests, something has changed in the last couple of years. His speeches have included a view of God with an appeal to a wider faith audience, she says. “Gone is the...
  • As the Obamas Celebrate Christmas, Rituals of Faith Become Less Visible

    12/30/2013 2:38:04 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12-28-13 | Ashley Parker
    HONOLULU — President Obama celebrated a low-key Christmas in Hawaii this year. He sang carols, opened presents with his family, and visited a nearby military base to wish the troops “Mele Kalikimaka” — the Hawaiian phrase meaning “Merry Christmas.” But the one thing the president and his family did not do — something they have rarely done since he entered the White House — was attend Christmas church services. “He has not gone to church hardly at all, as president,” said Gary Scott Smith, the author of “Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush,” adding that...
  • Video: Boy Prays to Obama

    08/13/2013 7:42:21 AM PDT · by reegs · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/12/2013
    “Barack Obama, thank you for doing everything and all the kind stuff… Thank you for all the stuff you helped us with,. You are good, Barack Obama. You are great and when you get older you will be able to do great things. Love, Steven.”
  • Religious family abandons US, gets lost at sea

    08/12/2013 11:38:02 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 6 replies
    Jakarta Post ^ | 08/11/2013 | Greg Moore
    A northern Arizona family that was lost at sea for weeks in an ill-fated attempt to leave the U.S. over what they consider government interference in religion will fly back home Sunday. Hannah Gastonguay, 26, said Saturday that she and her husband "decided to take a leap of faith and see where God led us" when they took their two small children and her father-in-law and set sail from San Diego for the tiny Pacific island nation of Kiribati in May. But just weeks into their journey the Gastonguays hit a series of storms that damaged their small boat, leaving...
  • Washington media elite cheer Obama's 'clinging to religion' sneer

    03/10/2013 7:22:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/1013 | Paul Bedard
    As the Catholic Church turns this week to electing a new pope, an outsider might be knocking on the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel: Vice President Joe Biden. President Obama, armed with jokes for Saturday night's Gridiron Club dinner, kidded that Biden has a higher calling. But, the president said at the old-school event featuring skits and humor, the 70-year-old veep might have a handicap--he's too young. "Even though I'm just beginning my second term, I know that some folks are looking ahead to bigger things. Look, it's no secret that my vice president is still ambitious. But let's...
  • Has President Obama Suddenly Gotten Religion?

    01/22/2013 11:02:41 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 34 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | January 22, 2013 | JP
    President Obama began his Inauguration Day by attending worship services at St. John’s Episcopal Church in the Nation’s Capital along with his wife Michelle and their daughters Sasha and Malia. It was a rare church appearance for the First Family. During, during their first four years residing in the White House, they found time for the Lord not even half as many times as they managed to get away for family vacays. After services yesterday at St. Johns, during which the president stood to receive a blessing from Bishop Vashti McKenzie, the First Family’s next stop was the U.S. Capitol,...
  • Campaign launches 'People of Faith for Obama'

    09/17/2012 3:26:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/17/12 | BYRON TAU
    The Obama campaign is launching a new outreach effort directed at religious voters. In a new web video uploaded to YouTube Monday, Obama made an argument for faith in the public square and talked about how it guided his presidency. "Faith isn't just a footnote in our nation's story," Obama said. "It reinforces the very essence of America." "These shared moral obligations have guided me as president,"
  • Seriously? Obama Tells Time: Like Mitt, I Take My Faith Seriously

    09/16/2012 4:22:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/16/12 | Tim Graham
    Pardon the delay, but this Time magazine interview with Obama for the September 10 edition has to be quoted. Time’s Michael Scherer only asked process questions about why the Republicans haven’t come along with Obama. But Scherer ended with “I wonder if you could point to a couple of other things in his record and things he has accomplished that you actually admire. “ Jaws should drop as Obama said he appreciates Romney’s commitment to participating in church, just as Obama.....does? He likes that Romney “walks the walk,” and no one questions if Obama does a lot more walking on...
  • President Obama’s church is the Chapel of (Progressive) Democracy

    09/02/2012 9:18:05 PM PDT · by Kolath · 4 replies
    Bookworm Room ^ | 4/30/2012 | Bookworm
    Best of the Web posts a 2004 interview with Cathleen Falsani of the Chicago Sun-Times in which Obama defines sin, not along traditional Christian or Muslim lines, but along self-referential lines: Falsani: Do you believe in sin? Obama: Yes. Falsani: What is sin? Obama: Being out of alignment with my values.
  • Obama Heads Out to Church

    08/19/2012 9:47:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    WH Dossier ^ | August 19, 2012, 11:26 am | Keith Koffler
    President Obama today made a rare appearance in church, strolling with his family across Lafayette Park to St. John’s, well known as the church where presidents pray. … Obama has been to regular Sunday services in Washington this year I think once or twice before this. …
  • Obama: 'My Faith in Jesus Is Legitimate and Real' {BARF!!}

    08/25/2012 5:40:26 PM PDT · by upchuck · 78 replies
    Fox ^ | August 21, 2012 | n/a
    In an interview with the Washington National Cathedral magazine, President Obama discussed how his faith influenced his politics — saying that at the end of the day 'God is in control.' “First and foremost, my Christian faith gives me a perspective and security that I don’t think I would have otherwise: that I am loved. That, at the end of the day, God is in control," Obama said. ... Obama also briefly addressed the ongoing (false) doubts about his faith — including rumors that he is a Muslim (which he is not). "I have a job to do as president,...
  • Obama talks about his faith

    08/21/2012 11:29:20 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 110 replies
    politico ^ | 8/21/12 | BYRON TAU
    In an interview with the Washington National Cathedral magazine, President Obama discussed how his faith influenced his politics — saying that at the end of the day 'God is in control.' “First and foremost, my Christian faith gives me a perspective and security that I don’t think I would have otherwise: that I am loved. That, at the end of the day, God is in control," Obama said. Obama also tied faith in God to his belief in a compassionate role for government.
  • Obama: Sin is what doesn't match 'my values'

    03/03/2012 7:28:31 AM PST · by Gritty · 76 replies
    SRN News.com ^ | March 2, 2012 | Michael Foust / Baptist Press
    The one-hour interview by Cathleen Falsani was conducted when Obama was running for U.S. Senate (2004)... Among Obama's most intriguing answers, he says he believes there are many paths to God. His answers on heaven and sin, though, have drawn the most discussion: FALSANI: "Do you believe in heaven?" OBAMA: "Do I believe in the harps and clouds and wings?" FALSANI: "A place spiritually you go to after you die?" OBAMA: "What I believe in is that if I live my life as well as I can, that I will be rewarded. I don't presume to have knowledge of what...
  • Jeremiah Wright Thinks Barack Obama May Still Be A Muslim

    08/04/2012 4:41:43 PM PDT · by rightjb · 25 replies
    RantPolitical.com ^ | 8-4-2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
     I’ve seen it advertised all over but have not yet read “The Amateur” by author Edward Klein yet. However, he gave an interview to CBN on The Brody File show (video at bottom of post) had a stunning recitation of his 3 hour, taped interview with “G-d Damn America,” Jeremiah Wright: KLEIN to Jeremiah Wright: Are you saying that you converted Barack Obama from Islam to Christianity?WRIGHT: “That’s hard to say.” Wright clearly gave the impression that A) Barack Obama was heavily devoted to Islam even when he came to America and that B) even Wright was convinced that he...
  • Half of Americans Do Not Know the President's Religion [The spin is IN.]

    07/28/2012 12:47:54 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 62 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/28/12 | Amy Bingham
    Three and a half years into President Obama's first term as president, half of Americans cannot accurately say what religion he is, according to a poll released this week. Only 49 percent of respondents said that Obama was Christian while 17 percent inaccurately said he was Muslim. Nearly one-third of respondents said they did not know the president's religion, according to the poll released Thursday by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life.
  • Does Obama Mock the Bible ? (video)

    06/24/2012 4:03:36 PM PDT · by djone · 5 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 6.24.2012 | DAVE BLOUNT
    "Pundits identify themselves as card-carrying members of the establishment when they dutifully argue that Obama is a Christian. But black liberation theology — race hatred blended with Marxism under a thin veneer of mysticism — is hardly Christianity. Does this guy sound like a Christian?"
  • Many Americans Can't Name Obama's Religion

    06/23/2012 10:26:28 AM PDT · by trekdown · 63 replies
    Gallup, Inc. ^ | June 22, 2012 | Frank Newport
    Just 34% of Americans correctly say U.S. President Barack Obama is a Christian, while 44% say they don't know Obama's religion and 11% say he is a Muslim.
  • Obama's Religion Part 2

    06/16/2012 2:14:29 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    MichaelYoussef.com ^ | June 16, 2012 | Dr. Michael A. Youssef
    In my last blog, Obama's Religion, I explained the new religion that is taking American churches by storm. That new religion is articulated and exalted by no less than President Obama himself. The religion adheres to the following belief: "Yes, Jesus is my Savior, but He's not the only one. Other religions are equally valid and accepted by God. Christianity is one way to God, but not the only way." An even greater travesty is that so many well-meaning Christians are buying into that preposterous belief. Why do I call it preposterous? Because it's equivalent to believing 2 + 2...
  • As the election looms, Obama clings ever more tightly to religion

    12/04/2011 2:13:13 PM PST · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-04-11 | DrJohn
    "And it's not surprising then that they getbitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people whoaren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment oranti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." - Barack Obama For twenty years Barack Obama claimed to belong the Trinity Baptist Church where the pastor made grand exclamations: [VIDEO AT SITE] Then Obama threw both Wright and the church under the bus upon learning of the terrible things Wright had been saying for the past twenty years while Obama had been attending the church and not noticing. Once they were elected, Bill Clinton and...
  • Televangelist Joel Osteen: Obama ‘has reached out to us’

    12/01/2011 4:33:21 PM PST · by Gamecock · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/28/2011 | Caroline May
    Televangelist and senior pastor of Houston’s Lakewood Church Joel Osteen explained on Fox News Channel’s “Huckabee” over the weekend that President Barack Obama reached out to Osteen and Lakewood. “He has reached out to us,” Osteen said. “And we have done some of the leadership things there at the White House with him and been able to pray with him — just simple things like that. And he’s been very kind and friendly to our ministry.” A number of Americans still have questions about Obama’s religious beliefs. Whether it is due to his 20 year attendance at the Rev. Jeremiah...
  • America is being fooled by Barak Hussein Obama! [Many Muslims are Members in (Wright's) Church]

    04/29/2008 9:49:29 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 34 replies · 502+ views
    "Sons of Apes and Pigs" ^ | Feb. 15, 2008 | Usama K. Dakdok
    N.B. bold red-letter emphasis is mine. The original article's emphasis is making the case that Barack Obama is a Muslim. My emphasis is that Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ claims to have "many Muslim members." --Dajjal http://www.sonsofapesandpigs.org/2008/02/press-release-america-is-being.html Press Release: America is being fooled by Barak Hussein Obama!! [posted by] ibn Misr on February 15, 2008 We ask for your immediate attention, and viral dissemination of this news. America is being fooled by Barak Hussein Obama!! "YES, MUSLIMS ARE MEMBERS IN OUR CHURCH." "WE HAVE MANY MEMBERS IN OUR CHURCH WHO ARE MUSLIMS." I am Usama K. Dakdok,...
  • The Churches of Cain and Obama

    11/04/2011 10:07:10 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 11 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 4, 2011 | HARRY JACKSON
    Theological differences between the two yield different understandings of the path to economic advancement..Like President Obama, Mr. Cain belongs to a mostly black congregation with a black pastor. But that is where the similarities end. Stark differences between the political philosophies of these two men may be rooted in their profoundly different theological heritages. The churches both men are (or in the case of Mr. Obama, were) longtime members of are known for liberal activism, but with notable differences in their views of scripture. Mr. Cain's church, Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta, Ga., is theologically conservative, affirming the inerrancy...
  • Building a Religion 2012 Edition-Barack Obama

    07/19/2011 4:49:27 AM PDT · by vrwc54 · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7/178/11 | RobtKraft/GrannyJan
    Updated
  • Sharia America

    05/14/2011 7:09:24 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 5/14/2011 | Staff
    Watch Video Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErzxOz3Dzv8&feature=player_embedded#at=69 ---------------------------------------------------- Let me see if I’ve got this straight. The U.S. military and its allies are engaged in “Operation Enduring Freedom” in Afghanistan. One of the goals of this mission is to bring a lasting democracy to the Afghan people. Let’s face it, we’re trying to make Afghanistan more like the West, at least in terms of minority rights, women’s rights, and so on. But according to Senator Graham, in order to make Afghanistan more like America, we have to make America more like Afghanistan. If we want to win “Operation Enduring Freedom” over there, we...
  • Roadside crosses for fallen Utah police unconstitutional, court rules

    08/19/2010 12:37:23 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/19/10 | Warren Richey
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that roadside crosses erected to memorialize fallen Utah Highway Patrol officers violate the First Amendment’s prohibition of government endorsement of religion. The Denver-based 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals said that the 12-foot-high crosses bearing the name and badge number of deceased officers sent an unconstitutional religious message to motorists on the state’s highways. “We hold that these memorials have the impermissible effect of conveying to the reasonable observer the message that the state prefers or otherwise endorses a certain religion. They therefore violate the establishment clause of the federal constitution,” the appeals...
  • How Neo-Darwinism Creates Junk-Hypotheses, Then Resists Their Demise

    06/05/2009 7:45:26 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 12 replies · 595+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | June 5, 2009 | Casey Luskin,B.S. M.S. J.D.
    Junk DNA RoundUp (and Rebuttal): How Neo-Darwinism Creates Junk-Hypotheses, Then Resists Their Demise Sometimes after explaining how the now-defunct junk-DNA mindset was encouraged and fostered by neo-Darwinian evolution, evolutionists respond by asserting that nonetheless some individuals from their camp explored function for junk-DNA. This, they claim, absolves their neo-Darwinian camp from any charges of science-stopping, and shows that the neo-Darwinian paradigm did not hinder research into junk-DNA. But if a 2003 article in Science is any indication, then it seems that the neo-Darwinian paradigm did indeed impose a taboo on research into function for junk-DNA. As the article stated:Although catchy,...
  • Indonesians Report Obama Was More Active As a Muslim Than He Admits

    05/16/2008 9:53:11 AM PDT · by freespirited · 63 replies · 208+ views
    obamawtf blog ^ | 04/09/08
          Indonesians report Obama was more active as a Muslim than he admits. The Indonesian Newspaper Banjarmasin Post sheds light on Obama's early years. This report suggests that Obama has not accurately reported his early religious education. It also raises several legal questions relating to the fact that he was an Indonesian citizen, and whether he now needs to renounce his dual nationality. Clarification from Team Obama would be helpful In summary the article states1) Obama was active in the prayer room2) Barry was at one time quite a religious Muslim3) All his father's relatives were religious Muslims4)...
  • As Obama Talks Religion, Questions Surround His Controversial Pastor

    10/08/2007 12:48:40 PM PDT · by Baladas · 28 replies · 957+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | October 08, 2007 | Cristina Corbin
    Barack Obama has put his religion back into the headlines, trumpeting the power and salvation of faith and asking a church audience in South Carolina to help him become “an instrument of God” and join him in creating “a Kingdom right here on Earth." But the Democratic contender's talk on Sunday of breaking down religious and political differences has some critics questioning the Illinois senator's own beliefs — and those of the man identified as his spiritual adviser — and whether his messages of spiritual inclusion and tolerance have remained consistent. Obama has written and spoken about being inspired by...