Obama On National Prayer Day: No Thanks

Apparently, President Neophyte, who has stated that he believes in the “power of prayer” and “felt a beckoning of the spirit and accepted Jesus Christ into his life,” is actually closer to a belief that people of religion are bitter clingers, as he decides to blow off the National Prayer Day

President Obama is distancing himself from the National Day of Prayer by nixing a formal early morning service and not attending a large Catholic prayer breakfast the next morning.

All Mr. Obama will do for the National Day of Prayer, which is Thursday, is sign a proclamation honoring the day, which originated in 1952 when Congress set aside the first Thursday in May for the observance.

The National Day of Prayer goes all the way back to 1775, was temporarily ended at the end of the Revolution, and then was re-established in 1795, while George Washington was president. But, now that President Obama doesn’t need to fake any belief to get elected (anyone want to bet that he starts attending a church in 2011?) and he can’t attend a bigoted, separatist, hard left church, well, he is taking that position to say “screw you” to tradition and religious folk.

For the past eight years, President George W. Bush invited selected Christian and Jewish leaders to the White House East Room, where he typically would give a short speech and several leaders offered prayers.

Obama White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Tuesday that the president is simply reverting back to pre-Bush administration practice.

Really? Clinton observed it. So did Bush 41, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, LBJ, Kennedy, and pretty much most of the presidents going back to George Washington (note: kinda hard to find info on all the presidents.) While Dubya made the day more formal every year then the others, they at least acknowledged it. Obama won’t even pay lip service.

Now, Gibbs stated, between um’s and ah’s, that Obama prays privately everyday. Well, he sure doesn’t seem to be doing it in a church anymore, except for Easter. I guess it is too much for Obama to act like the president of the United States, rather the the President of the Progressive Movement.

“For those of us who have our doubts about Obama’s faith, no, we did not expect him to have the service,” said Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America. “But as president, he should put his own lack of faith aside and live up to the office.”

Well, he doesn’t consider us a “Christian nation,” you know.

Do not look forward to what may happen
tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares
for you today will take care of you tomorrow and
every day. Either He will shield you from suffering,
or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace, then. Put aside all anxious thoughts and
imaginations, and say continually: “The Lord is my
strength and my shield. My heart has trusted in Him
and I am helped. He is not only with me but in me,
and I in Him.”

St. Francis de Sales

More: This issue reminds Andy McCarthy of a question: President Obama has vowed to be a no-show for today’s National Prayer Day. Does that mean he is also cancelling the annual Iftaar dinner the Bush White House took to holding to mark the end of Ramadan?

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