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  • Lip Service Not Enough

    02/11/2014 1:57:37 PM PST · by Kaslin ^ | February 11, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    The President of the United States invoked the pope during his annual speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. It was not the first time, and it won't be the last. As a political matter, it makes sense. Pope Francis has become a pop-culture icon. But treating the pope like a celebrity misses the richness of the source of his joy and the implications of the proposal he embodies. Much of what Pope Francis is most cited for -- particularly by politicians -- is his love for the poor. He urges us to go out to the periphery, to the very...
  • 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 ^ | 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.
  • 'The speech you were never supposed to see' Suppressed, deleted, removed from Net – now unedited

    01/02/2014 11:43:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    wnd ^ | 1/2/14 | staff
    WASHINGTON – Given the moral and spiritual state of the nation, some have called it “the most important speech given in modern American history.” It was delivered by Jonathan Cahn, author of the best-selling book “The Harbinger,” Jan. 21, 2013, the morning of Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration, at the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast. The unofficial gathering, which included members of Congress, government leaders and Christian ministers, took place just one hour before Obama took the oath of the presidency. “[The address] was a prophetic exposé of America’s fall from God, a revealing of the biblical signs of judgment manifesting...
  • Ben Carson's IRS Audit Can't Possibly Be Coincidence

    10/04/2013 4:44:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies ^ | October 4, 2013 | IBD Editorial
    IRS Abuse: It doesn't take a brain surgeon to know that the IRS audit of Dr. Ben Carson can't be a mere coincidence. In any powerful syndicate, the capos know who to whack without the godfather ordering it. The only way the FBI could put Gambino crime family boss John Gotti in prison was to bug an old lady's apartment in New York's Little Italy and record him giving orders to kill. But until the FBI bugs the West Wing of the White House, or the Treasury building next door, or the Internal Revenue Service's headquarters a few blocks to...
  • IRS targeted Dr. Ben Carson after Prayer Breakfast speech

    10/03/2013 10:23:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 3, 2013 | John Solomon
    Just months after he gave a speech earlier this year that challenged America’s leadership in President Obama’s presence, Dr. Ben Carson was targeted by IRS agents who requested to review his real estate holdings and then conducted a full audit without finding any wrongdoing. “I guess it could be a coincidence, but I never had been audited before and never really had any encounters with the IRS,” Dr. Carson said in an interview Thursday with The Washington Times. “But it certainly would make one suspicious because we know now the IRS has been used for political purposes and therefore actions...
  • Dr. Carson: White House Repeatedly Asked for Advanced Copies of Speech Before Prayer Breakfast

    02/27/2013 11:34:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    fox ^ | 2/27/13 | Molly K. Hooper, The Hill
    <p>The White House repeatedly asked Ben Carson for his speech before the rising Republican star criticized President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month.</p> <p>Carson, a prominent neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University, declined to do so, noting that he doesn’t put his speeches down on paper beforehand.</p>
  • (Liberal Racism) Democrat Jan Schakowsky Strikes Back at Dr. Ben Carson for Prayer Breakfast Speech

    02/16/2013 9:02:14 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, February 11, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    <p>It sure didn’t take long for Democrats to strike back at Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast remarks made by Dr. Benjamin Carson that took a conservative tack and criticized the national debt and current fiscal tax-and-spend policy.</p> <p>On a CNN on Sunday, Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky accused Dr. Carson of hypocrisy, saying he actually used political correctness — which he had denounced in his speech — for his personal gain.</p>
  • Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech at prayer breakfast

    02/10/2013 2:25:54 PM PST · by Jean S · 67 replies
    Video at link.
  • Dr. Benjamin Carson – National Prayer Breakfast (Transcript) - February 7, 2013

    02/09/2013 5:39:19 AM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 22 replies ^ | February 7, 2013 | Dr. Benjamin Carson
    Thank you so much. Mr. President, Mr. Vice President, Mrs. Obama, distinguished guests – which included everybody. Thank you so much for this wonderful honor to be at this stage again. I was here 16 years ago, and the fact that they invited me back means that I didn’t offend too many people, so that was great. [LAUGHTER] I want to start by reading four texts which will put into I want to start by reading four texts which will put into context what I’m going to say. Proverbs 11:9 With his mouth the Godless destroys his neighbor, but through...
  • Dr. Benjamin Carson refutes Barack Obama's agenda at National Prayer Breakfast

    02/08/2013 7:02:29 AM PST · by Illinois Review · 14 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 02/07/13 | Illinois Review
    At yesterday's National Prayer Breakfast, Dr. Benjamin Carson, a celebrated pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, gave a 25-minute keynote address that refuted the key tenets of President Barack Obama’s liberal agenda – with Obama sitting just feet away.
  • Marco Rubio Talks Jesus at National Prayer Breakfast

    02/08/2013 5:14:33 AM PST · by rhema · 26 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 2/7/13 | Mark Tooley
    Justifiably the President always gets the most media attention at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. But this year a follow-up lunch featuring Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio may have been more surprising and interesting. The National Prayer Breakfast is actually a 24 hour event including several meals involving several thousand participants, about 20 percent of whom come from overseas. Attenders and speakers are overwhelmingly Christian, although the event is interfaith and includes Jews and Muslims in the program. Rubio’s lunch remarks today were more like a sermon and focused on Jesus. Rubio preached on 4 lessons from...
  • Dr. Benjamin Carson Epic Full Speech at National Prayer Breakfast Attacks Obama's

    02/07/2013 9:10:53 PM PST · by Intolerant in NJ · 65 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8 February, 2013
    In case the link was buried and lost in previous threads, this is the Youtube video Here of Dr. Benjamin Carson's talk this morning at the congressional prayer breakfast in which he virtually destroys much of what Obama stands for, from political correctness to punishing the rich and successful to Obamacare - while Obama has to sit there and listen to the whole presentation - and the libs can't even demonize the good doctor as being racist..... No wonder Obama wants everyone to believe that what's said at prayer breakfasts is always forgotten before the day is done.........
  • Gay Controversies Tempered as National Prayer Breakfast Returns [BO pretends to respect religion]

    02/07/2013 6:33:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Time ^ | 2/6/13 | Elizabeth Dias
    Religious and community leaders will gather Thursday in Washington for the 61st annual National Prayer Breakfast, where President Obama will offer his first major remarks to America’s faith community since he announced his support for gay marriage last May. Obama usually shies away from policy at the breakfast — in his first four, he only briefly mentioned health care, immigration and the fiscal crisis. His only mention of sexuality was a quick aside in 2010. But many of the 3,000-plus guests will be wondering if his new position finds its way into his remarks. The National Prayer Breakfast’s organizer, the...
  • 'Harbinger' author pleads for return to God (at Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast)

    01/23/2013 7:45:46 AM PST · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    WND ^ | January 22, 2013 | Unattributed
    'What we once knew to be immoral, we celebrate' Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of “The Harbinger” – the startling New York Times bestseller that suggests the U.S. is in the shadow of judgment from God for its rejection of Him – stood at the podium for this year’s Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Inauguration Day. Amid weeping, praying and the sounding of shofars from the audience, Cahn said the U.S. has chosen a path that takes the nation away from God, and he pleaded with its leaders to return. “What we once knew to be immoral, we celebrate,”...
  • America's Decision for Judgement is today!

    01/22/2013 5:46:36 AM PST · by wesagain · 2 replies
    Ustream Wiley Drake show ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | Jonathan Cahn
    Jonathan Cahn speaking at the Inaugural Prayer Breakfast yesterday.
  • (VA) GOP governor: Obama 'minister of God'

    01/09/2013 12:10:30 PM PST · by Perseverando · 68 replies
    WND ^ | January 9, 2013 | William Murray
    Prayer breakfast calls on president to act 'for the people' Barack Obama is “an appointed minister of God to do what is good,” according to the prayer of Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell at the Commonwealth Prayer Breakfast held at the Richmond, Va., convention center. The annual breakfast yesterday drew more than 1,000 people, including many of the state’s leaders. In addition to McDonnell, others offering prayers included Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, House Speaker William Howell and state Democrat Chairwoman Charniele Herring. McDonnell asked, during his prayer for Obama, that God give him “the wisdom of Solomon.” The opening prayer was...
  • Obama: Jesus Is ‘A Son of God’

    04/11/2012 9:39:17 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 61 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | Apr. 4, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    ( - Speaking to a group of Christian clergy at the Easter Prayer Breakfast he hosted at the White House on Wednesday, President Barack Obama referred to Jesus Christ as “a son of God.” ... “And for me, and I’m sure for some of you, it’s also a chance to remember the tremendous sacrifice that led up to that day, and all that Christ endured--not just as a Son of God, but as a human being.” The Christian faith teaches that Jesus is the only Son of God.
  • Unfamiliar with his “Christian beliefs”, Obama declares “Jesus had doubts”

    04/08/2012 1:07:37 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 79 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Maybe somebody should call Father Jenkins at Notre Dame and ask him to teach his pal Barack a bit about the religious doctrines Obama professes to believe. Last Wednesday at a White House Prayer Breakfast Barack Obama took his plan to redesign Christian doctrine up a notch. To the stunned amazement of onlookers Obama the Muslim trained and educated president challenged the divinity of Jesus Christ. Of course he thought he was clever with his sop to Islam and his “finger in the eye” pronouncement, but his remarks leave no doubt about his continuing hostility toward the biggest obstacle to...
  • Obama: When I struggle, I just think of Jesus’ agony in the garden

    04/04/2012 10:41:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/04/2012 | Tina Korbe
    At a prayer breakfast this morning, President Barack Obama said he looks to the story of Jesus' passion, death and resurrection for inspiration whenever he struggles: The president got "Amens" from religious leaders at a White House prayer breakfast in the East Room as he recounted Jesus saying, "In this world, you will have trouble."Obama says he's among those who sometimes question God's plan for him. But he says that's precisely when he recalls the "triumph" of the Easter story, and Jesus overcoming his doubts and fears before the crucifixion. This isn't the first time Obama has cited Jesus and...
  • You lie! Obama claims that Islam teaches the law of love

    02/07/2012 1:14:51 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-07-12 | Alec Rawls
    At last Thursday's National Prayer Breakfast Obama claimed that his policies are motivated by "God's command to 'love thy neighbor as thyself'." He then conflated this law of love with the golden rule, and made a blatantly dishonest claim about Islam: I know the version of that Golden Rule is found in every major religion and every set of beliefs — from Hinduism to Islam to Judaism to the writings of Plato In fact, Islam repeatedly and explicitly rejects the law of love, teaching instead a law of hate. When Jesus was asked "who is my neighbor?" (Luke 10:29), he...
  • President Obama and the Bible

    02/05/2012 5:18:52 AM PST · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    One News Now ^ | 2/4/2012 | Michael Yousseff
    -snip- Who can forget when he gave a speech mocking the ceremonial law of the Old Testament then saying something to the effect of, "How can you govern by the Sermon on the Mount?" Well, he did it again at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday. I never understood that name since very little prayer, if any, takes place. Instead, perhaps it should be called the National Breakfast Gathering. The president quoted the Bible to justify punishing those who have worked hard, and most of whom are very generous givers, in order to take their money and give it to...
  • No pious baloney [Eric Metaxas' attack on 'phony religiosity' at the National Prayer Breakfast]

    02/04/2012 1:16:39 PM PST · by rhema · 7 replies
    WORLD ^ | 2/2/12 | Emily Belz
    Speakers at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in the nation’s capital usually keep their talks diplomatic. After all, the room is filled with ambassadors, lawmakers from both parties, Cabinet members, and people of various faiths from around the world. But Eric Metaxas, the featured speaker Thursday morning and the author of biographies on Dietrich Bonhoeffer and William Wilberforce, talked to an audience of 4,000 important people about false religion, human depravity, poverty, slavery, and abortion. But the New York author delivered his sharp commentary with his trademark wit, which kept the audience roaring with laughter. The halls of the Washington...
  • Is Jesus On Board with Obama

    02/04/2012 3:18:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | February 4, 2012 | Austin Hill
    “Jesus would back my tax-the-rich policy.” What a cynical way to characterize President Obama’s address at the recent National Prayer Breakfast. Yet CNN Money – and a bunch of other media outlets – described the speech precisely this way, after the annual event last week. Christian faith, the President noted, compels him "to give up some of the tax breaks that I enjoy." Perhaps most interesting about the President’s speech is what people are NOT saying in its aftermath. For example, President Obama’s admission that his understanding of the Bible is his basis for his economic policies has not drawn...
  • Bonhoeffer and Wilberforce biographer Eric Metaxas: National Prayer Breakfast: YOU MUST LISTEN!!!

    02/03/2012 1:43:58 PM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 17 replies
    C-Span ^ | 2-2-12 | C-Span
    OH MY WORD!!!! Fellow Freepers you MUST listen to this!!!! God was NOT mocked yesterday!!!! He was alive and well and used His servant, Eric Metaxas, yesterday to speak straight to the President. It starts at about 35min, BUT the GREAT moment takes place at the 45min mark. BEFORE the Preisdent speaks, God through Metaxas, says that people, even Satan use the scripture to do the OPPOSITE of what God does. I was BLOWN away!!!! Eric did not know that Obama would misuse the scripture in just a few short minutes but GOD DID!!!! THEN the most amazing thing happens...
  • President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast. Catholics Won't Get Fooled Again

    02/03/2012 4:39:43 AM PST · by tcg · 40 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 2/3/12 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...President Obama spoke to the National Prayer Breakfast. As a Christian, I want to give him the respect due his office. I try to give him the benefit of the doubt because he professes to believe in the same Savior whom I also profess... I will not refrain from pointing out the blatant and dangerous contradictions between his words and his actions as the President of the United States. I am sure these words will soon be on the White House web site. I am also sure they will be utilized repeatedly as his campaign for reelection moves into high...
  • Obama Wiping Away a Tear - National Prayer Breakfast (PHOTO)

    02/02/2012 1:41:00 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Top Photos - Editor's Picks ^ | 02/02/2011 | Assoc. Press
    President Barack Obama listens as Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., speaks about Rev. Billy Graham at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
  • Is President Obama a Christian, an ape, a potato, or none of the above?

    02/10/2011 9:10:47 AM PST · by jackspyder · 28 replies ^ | Feb. 9, 2011 | Réne Girard
    Fellow San Diego examiner Anna Cheuvront recently published an article entitled "President Obama talks about his faith at the National Prayer Breakfast." Within the article, President Obama is quoted as saying: "My Christian faith has been sustaining for me over the last couple of years and even more so when Michelle and I hear our faith questioned from time to time. We are reminded that ultimately what matters is not what other people say about us but that we are true to our conscience and true to our God."President Obama claims to be a Christian, yet that claim has been...
  • Obama's Prayer Breakfast Knuckleball

    02/07/2011 2:34:41 AM PST · by Scanian · 112 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 07, 2011 | Jack Cashill
    At the National Prayer Breakfast on February 3, President Obama threw a knuckleball down the middle, and the media whiffed. Most simply took Obama at his word that as a young man in Chicago, he "came to know Jesus Christ for myself and embrace him as my lord and savior" and that as president, he asks "the Lord" every day to make him "an instrument of his will." In a moment, I will address the sheer gamesmanship of this theological flutter to the center, but first, a word on the most revealing part of the sermonette. This revelation was missed...
  • Obama Cites Faith in Buttressing Support for Government Programs, Calls for Civility at Prayer...

    02/03/2011 12:25:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 3, 2011 | Fred Lucas
    Complete title: Obama Cites Faith in Buttressing Support for Government Programs, Calls for Civility at Prayer Breakfast Washington ( – President Barack Obama invoked faith on Thursday to justify the need for government programs he said can accomplish things that churches, non-profit groups, and businesses cannot accomplish in fulfilling God’s call to care for the needy.“There’s only so much a church can do to help all the families in need, all those who need help making a mortgage payment or avoiding foreclosure, making sure their child can go to college,” Obama said this morning at the National Prayer Breakfast at...
  • Air Force Admits Conservative Leader Was ‘Disinvited’ to Speak at Prayer Luncheon

    02/26/2010 3:56:27 AM PST · by Man50D · 46 replies · 1,093+ views ^ | February 26, 2010 | Pete Winn
    The U.S. Air Force admits that Family Research Council President Tony Perkins was “disinvited” from speaking at a national prayer luncheon held Thursday at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland because of the conservative leader’s views opposing President Obama’s efforts to end “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell – the military policy on homosexuality. “The Chaplain’s Office retracted Mr. Perkins’ invitation after his recent public comments made many who planned to attend the event uncomfortable,” the Andrews base public affairs office said in a statement issued late Thursday. “This was a local decision made by the Chaplain’s Office who wanted the luncheon...
  • Deciphering Obama's Prayer Breakfast Confessions

    02/09/2010 7:46:43 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 3 replies · 350+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 2/9/10 | alaphiah
    President Barry Hussein Soetoro had a lot on this mind at the National Prayer Breakfast February 4, 2010. He thought that he’d confess the fact that he’s not always right. Something that he apparently thought his religious audience would like to hear, but certainly not at all what he really believes. (see 1:03min video) President Soetoro elected to miss the first prayer breakfast of his presidency last year. Maybe because it was a little too much prayer for his liking or maybe a little to religious for his taste. Or maybe he was still trying to earn his Muslim street...
  • Hillary; Again

    02/04/2010 6:08:16 PM PST · by Bowtie52 · 6 replies · 799+ views
    2/4/10 | Bowtie52
    Did anyone notice Hillary Clinton as she addressed the National Prayer Breakfast today? The woman has a stone where her heart should be. In 1994, she was on stage as the First,...Lady. One of the speakers was Mother Teressa who looked down the table to her right and addressed Hillary directly. Her comment to Hillary is paraphrased. She said "don't kill the babies, send them to me". It was difficult to see Hillary stand, once again, before the podium today in light of her history at the Breakfast. The woman has no shame.
  • I Was Wrong About Obama (I really did think he was intelligent.)

    02/04/2010 2:10:18 PM PST · by Stoutcat · 55 replies · 2,071+ views
    g ^ | 02-04-10 | Stoutcat
    I confess. I was utterly wrong. I listened to those around me and believed them. Everyone said President Obama was an intelligent man. So smart. So savvy. Harvard-educated. I believed them, and I was wrong. I really hate to say this, but our president is an idiot. At this morning’s National Prayer Breakfast, the president spoke, and after giving shout-outs to the various guests using questionable grammar, he launched into a talk that began beautifully: eloquent, soaring, euphonious. But it all came clattering and clanking down after the first few minutes. See if you can find the gaffes...
  • VIDEO: Obama Mispronounces "Corpsman" At Prayer Breakfast

    02/04/2010 10:53:15 AM PST · by ianschwartz · 125 replies · 3,304+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 4, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    While speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama mispronounced the word "Corpsman" as "corpse-man."
  • Obama Addresses Birthers at Prayer Breakfast

    02/04/2010 10:20:40 AM PST · by jazminerose · 33 replies · 1,074+ views ^ | 2/4/10 | Joy Tiz
    Hey, he brought it up, not us. Using the National Prayer Breakfast to whine about how everyone is picking on him, Obama raised the issue of his citizenship. Using talking points presumably prepared by Chris Matthews, Obama also bleated straight-faced about the lack of “civility” in DC. This from the guy whose chief of staff just referred to his fellow democrats as a bunch of effing “retards.” Former ballerina, Rahm Emanuel quickly recognized the offensiveness of his comments and apologized to the retards for comparing them to democrats. In what would have been one of the best lines of his...
  • Obama's prayer: 'Don't question my citizenship'

    02/04/2010 9:54:23 AM PST · by truthandlife · 78 replies · 1,895+ views
    President Obama today at the National Prayer Breakfast raised the issue of his own eligibility for office – saying that people shouldn't be questioning his "citizenship." Talking about the issue of "civility," he said, "Now, I am the first to confess I am not always right. Michelle will testify to that. But surely you can question my policies without questioning my faith, or, for that matter, my citizenship." Obama continues, "Challenging each other's ideas can renew our democracy. But when we challenge each other's motives, it becomes harder to see what we hold in common. We forget that we share...
  • At Prayer Breakfast, Obama Jabs 'Birthers'

    02/04/2010 9:21:35 AM PST · by tbf123 · 32 replies · 968+ views
    At prayer breakfast, Obama jabs "birthers"
  • Obama's spirituality is largely private, but it's influential, advisers say

    02/04/2010 5:50:03 AM PST · by Zakeet · 78 replies · 1,514+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 4, 2010 | Anne E. Kornblut
    Every morning, sometimes as early as 5:30 a.m., a short religious passage comes across President Obama's BlackBerry, sent by one of his aides. At other moments, Obama prays privately, his advisers said. And when he takes his family to Camp David on the weekends, a Navy chaplain ministers to them, with the daughters attending a form of Sunday school there. More than a year into his presidency, Obama has not chosen a church in Washington, and has attended services just four times. No single figure has assumed the role of spiritual adviser -- publicly, at least -- or filled the...
  • Orrin Hatch Gets A Phone Call During Prayer Breakfast (Video)

    02/04/2010 8:23:56 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 2 replies · 443+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 2/4/10 | HAP
    This morning at the National Prayer breakfast in Washington D.C., Orrin Hatch steps up to speak..CBSNews video

    08/10/2003 6:08:19 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 17 replies · 1,078+ views
    Portland Phoenix ^ | August 10, 2003 | LANCE TAPLEY
    Dr. Howard Dean’s fans come out for the big Democratic summer shindig As Tom Andrews, the director of the leading national antiwar coalition, began his speech at the Maine Democrats’ big outdoor summer shindig in Falmouth, John Baldacci signaled his bodyguard/driver to move the large, dark SUV up the driveway. The vehicle soon hid in the trees, its engine quietly humming. At first, the governor seemed to be paying attention as Andrews, the former First District congressman, launched into rousing tales of how the country, under President George W. Bush, had gone "from peace and prosperity to war and recession."...
  • National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, May 8, 2009

    05/06/2009 4:32:58 AM PDT · by iowamark · 8 replies · 1,380+ views ^ | 4/22/2009 | Jay Anderson
    The 6th Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast will take place on May 8, 2009: 6th Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Mass Thursday, May 7, 6:30 pm The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle 1725 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W. ---- National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Friday, May 8 - 7:45 am Hilton Washington 1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. (Doors open at 6:45 am - Rosary at 7:15 am) Among those who already believe this event to be just some "right-wing" Catholic gathering organized by "stalwart Republican operatives" to "advance the divisive partisanship of the right and seek to hijack Catholic teaching for the...
  • Alaska Governors Prayer Breakfast

    03/28/2009 1:43:28 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 5 replies · 946+ views
    Conservative4Palin ^ | March 28, 2009 | Mel
    The annual Alaska Governors Prayer Breakfast will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. AKST (12:30 p.m. EST, 9:30 a.m. PST). The featured speaker this year is Russell O'Quinn. Governor Palin has attended the breakfast for the last two years, and, according to C4P reader Kenton (and other sources), she'll be there this year as well. You can watch a live webcast of the breakfast here. I can hear Chris Matthews gearing up for a new segment now, so here's a reminder for him: President Obama addressed the National Prayer Breakfast on February 5, 2009.
  • Pastor Rick Warren headlines L.A.'s Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

    02/15/2009 10:01:04 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 439+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/15/09 | Margot Roosevelt
    Evangelical minister Rick Warren brought a message of unity and civility to some 1,400 people who attended the city's annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, avoiding mention of his opposition to gay marriage and abortion. Warren, pastor of Orange County's Saddleback Church and author of the best-selling "The Purpose Driven Life," acknowledged that "sometimes I'm a little controversial." But as in his recent invocation at President Barack Obama's inauguration, he preached on the universal themes of God's love and service to the poor. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was less circumspect, acknowledging his support of gay marriage and "a woman's right to...
  • Obama said what ?

    02/05/2009 10:29:57 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 41 replies · 1,859+ views
    Hot Air ^ | FEBRUARY 5, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    Jim Geraghty reports on Barack Obama’s statement on the sanctity of human life during today’s National Prayer Breakfast: “We know there is no God who condones the killing of an innocent human being.”
  • Schwarzenegger To Skip (47th Annual) Prayer Breakfast For McCain Energy Event

    06/23/2008 9:35:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 207+ views
    The governor's office said Schwarzenegger would skip a planned address to the 47th annual Capital Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday. Instead, he will appear with Republican presidential hopeful John McCain at an environmentally-themed campaign event in Santa Barbara. Organizers believe it is the first time a sitting governor has declined to address the annual gathering, although there is no official record. State Assemblyman Rick Keene has organized the breakfast for the past three years. A spokesman for the Chico Republican, Evan Oneto, said Keene was saddened when he learned the governor would be a no-show. Schwarzenegger spokesman Aaron McLear said the...

    04/19/2008 8:28:55 AM PDT · by OESY · 19 replies · 116+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 19, 2008 | Rich Lowry
    ...If journalists expected Benedict to take swipes at President Bush's foreign policy there, they could only be disappointed.... There's a reason that yesterday Bush declared with gusto at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington: "His Holiness believes that freedom is the Almighty's gift to every man, woman and child on Earth." ...When they stood together on the White House lawn in a majestic welcoming ceremony on Wednesday, it symbolized the growing rapprochement of American evangelical Protestantism and the Catholic Church.... It was West Texas meets Rome; plain-spoken man of faith meets intellectual of great depth; representative of America's awesome...
  • President Bush Lets His Love for the Pope Show at Catholic Prayer Breakfast

    04/19/2008 5:09:38 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies · 89+ views
    LifeSite ^ | April 18, 2008 | John-Henry Westen
    WASHINGTON, April 18, 2008 ( - President George W. Bush addressed the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast just after 8:30 this morning, in a speech filled with glowing references to Pope Benedict XVI.  "It's not every day you get to be the warm-up act to the Holy Father," began the President jovially, referring to the fact that the guests would soon be viewing a live broadcast of the Pope's remarks to the United Nations. "This has been a joyous week," said the President beaming and eliciting applause. "It's been a joyous time for Catholics - and it wasn't such a bad...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 4-18-08

    04/18/2008 5:58:33 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 63 replies · 157+ views
    President Bush spoke this morning at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington. (Transcript) This has been a joyous week. (Applause.) It's been a joyous time for Catholics -- and it wasn't such a bad week for Methodists, either. (Laughter.) The president later called Rush Limbaugh’s radio show. Rush wanted to thank the president personally for the moving ceremony at the White House earlier this week for Pope Benedict XVI. (Transcript) Rush: We're in a presidential campaign … candidates are telling us what's wrong with the country, and that day, you and the Pope brought God to Washington on public...