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Obama Wishes You a Very Religious Easter

President Obama, as I’ve been reporting, has of late been proclaiming his religiosity, sounding like he’s been perusing the Bible every chance he gets and has suddenly become steeped in its phrases.

Meanwhile, he’s actually started attending church, with cameras rolling has he and the family make their way across Lafayette Part to St. John’s, across from the White House.

Of course, it takes only a low simmer of skepticism to come to the conclusion that all this has more to do with appealing to various blocs of voters than it does a sudden religious awakening on the part of the president, though I suppose anything’s possible.

The latest example is today’s weekly address, which sounds like it could have been delivered by the Cardinal of New York.

Yesterday, many of us took a few quiet moments to try and fathom the tremendous sacrifice Jesus made for all of us. Tomorrow, we will celebrate the resurrection of a savior who died so that we might live. And throughout these sacred days, we recommit ourselves to following His example.

Obama has gotten so graphic in his religious phrasing that I’m wondering exactly what the most bellicose advocates of separation of church and state would be saying if George W. Bush starting using such language.

Have listen to this week’s address.

If you doubt this has anything to do with the campaign, note that last year, Obama didn’t even bother to devote an address to Easter.  And in 2010, Obama offered “holiday greetings” as opposed to this year’s “Easter and Passover greetings,” and he barely got into any specifics about Christianity.

Obama already has the politically correct crowd in his pocket. He needs to make some inroads among the faithful in places like Pennsylvania and Ohio.

And if that means clinging to his Bible, he’ll do it.

67 Responses to Obama Wishes You a Very Religious Easter

  1. Did he use his preachy cadences–I love those! Personally, I don’t mind a Passover Resolution, an Easter Resolution etc–but do we have to turn the WH into a church, a mosque, a synagogue–this is really laying it on. People have their own ways of worshipping.

    • He is so PRO WOMEN that he INVITES that Sharia Law proponemnts of the Muslim Brotherhood to the WH… but then having to live with MOCHELLE might be what he Wishes for…

  2. He’s got a really good speech writer….that teleprompter works out good for him too. He’s so arrogant it makes me sick.

  3. He can paste pages from the Bible all over his suit, but he won’t be considered a Christian until he denounces abortion and embraces the Ten Commandments.

    • Thanks your comment reminded me of a funny line from a Frasier where he had a black woman work with him who quoted her ‘Uncle Willie’ one gem was ‘a cat can have kittens in the oven but that don’t
      make them biscuits!’ Turned out there was no Uncle Willie it was all
      made up like Obama preaching:)

  4. Very astute analysis of his MO Keith. I can’t even watch Wormwood in action. Uncle Screwtape probably wrote the script for him to read. He’s reading the words off TOTUS like a freaking robot. He’s not talking to us, the awake and aware, he’s talking to the dumbest among us. They are the ones who walk around with their head in the clouds not believing a nicely dressed “cool” guy like our first black president could be trying to steal our freedom and liberty. Clueless dupes who refuse to see what is before their very eyes.

  5. Don’t knock the President. Like the Biblical loaves and fishes, Obama has mulitlpy the dollars in a bankrupt country to feed the poor, and in return, the president only asks for our vote instead of our prayers.

  6. Liberals falls all over themselves to applaud his piety and sincerity. In their minds, it’s fine for him to proclaim his faithfulness after accusing conservatives of ‘clinging’ to theirs. They and Obama are abject hypocrites of indescribable proportions.

  7. His speech writers are so obvious. They don’t even try to make him sound like the same person all the time — just the phraseology and spiel that meets the needs of the moment. Has anyone noticed how “the middle class” has suddenly become a concern of The One appear in his speeches?

    The middle class – Jesus – Trayvon — whatever might get him a few more votes.

    Which is weird because you know ACORN is loading up trunks of cars with marked ballots to be “discovered” should Obama not win the election.

      • The King Street Patriots of Houston were poll watchers during the 2010 midterms. These patriots prevented the Democrat machine from stealing votes, and it really cramped the left’s style. The feds rewarded their patriotism by yanking their non-profit status a few weeks ago. Of course Media Matters still has their non-profit status, but then they aren’t related to the Tea Party movement.

  8. last year Obama managed to make his Passover speech about the Arab Spring. if he didn’t do that this year–that’s an improvement.

    • No improvement. This year the Muslim Brotherhood walked back to Egypt with the entire $1.5 bn tranche of funding. This was prior to all the Happy Passover/Happy Easter platitudes.

  9. “A savior who died?” “A son of God?”

    Why not, “THE Savior who died…THE Son of God…”?

    Could it be that Obama was thinking of other saviors? Of other “sons of God?” Could he think himself one of them?

  10. Obama is fooling no one except maybe himself if he thinks a trip to Easter Service makes it all A-OK….think again, Bam.

  11. You are, of course, aware of the parable of the Pharisee who sat/stood in the front row at temple and proclaimed himself “not like other men.” You have now met his present-day embodiment — the Pharisee-in-Chief.

  12. Jim Wallis must have written the recent religious outbursts for Obama. It’s an election year and he needs to pep up the gullible who do not read anything other than the local liberal press–which is eating this stuff up. Like so many other things, religious words are meaningless unless followed by repentance and truly living the life espoused. Like maybe no lying, for one.

  13. You’re amazing. If the President doesn’t go to church or mention religion, you pillory him for that. If he does, you castigate him as a hypocrite.

    American politics are certainly strange, from the viewpoint of an Australian. We have a Prime Minister who is female, an atheist, and lives with her partner without being married.

    • America was founded upon Judeo-Christian principles and values, not atheism, radical feminism, leftwing political correctness, nor anyone confused about the sex God created them to be nor confused about why God made men and women to be different in order to perpetuate the human species, made in His image and likeness. It is the only country in the history of humanity founded upon a creed with an understanding that God created certain human rights which no man nor the state has the right or authority deny nor suppress.

      Up until around 40 years ago, these principles and values permeated American society and culture, including public policies and laws. As the anti-God, anti-human left infiltrated all of our institutions and gained power, the creed and our Constitution have been under attack and these Judeo-Christian principles are being replaced with atheistic, anti-human, liberty-destroying principles that have served to destroy minds, hearts, souls, and lives.

  14. Waht aFREAKING HIPOCRITE… I wish that he and Holder would issue a POLICY Statement against the Black Panthers over their Bounty issue and their tirade about shooting WHITEYS in the Streets…other than that I wish them a year LONG Bout of Irreversible DIARRHEA…

  15. I believe the author of this article was not complete in his research when he stated that President Obama didn’t address Easter in 2011. It was well reported that the president hosted an Easter Prayer Breakfast with over one hundred attendees representing various denominations. Following is an excerpt of his comments at that breakfast:

    “I wanted to host this breakfast for a simple reason -– because as busy as we are, as many tasks as pile up, during this season, we are reminded that there’s something about the resurrection — something about the resurrection of our savior, Jesus Christ, that puts everything else in perspective.”

    “We all live in the hustle and bustle of our work. And everybody in this room has weighty responsibilities, from leading churches and denominations, to helping to administer important government programs, to shaping our culture in various ways. And I admit that my plate has been full as well. The inbox keeps on accumulating.”

    “But then comes Holy Week. The triumph of Palm Sunday. The humility of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet. His slow march up that hill, and the pain and the scorn and the shame of the cross.”

    “And we’re reminded that in that moment, he took on the sins of the world — past, present and future — and he extended to us that unfathomable gift of grace and salvation through his death and resurrection.”

    “In the words of the book Isaiah: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

    “This magnificent grace, this expansive grace, this “Amazing Grace” calls me to reflect. And it calls me to pray. It calls me to ask God for forgiveness for the times that I’ve not shown grace to others, those times that I’ve fallen short. It calls me to praise God for the gift of our son — his Son and our Savior.”

    “And that’s why we have this breakfast. Because in the middle of critical national debates, in the middle of our busy lives, we must always make sure that we are keeping things in perspective. Children help do that. A strong spouse helps do that. But nothing beats scripture and the reminder of the eternal.”

    “So I’m honored that all of you have come here this Holy Week to join me in a spirit of prayer, and I pray that our time here this morning will strengthen us, both individually as believers and as Americans. And with that, let me introduce my good friend, Bishop Vashti McKenzie, for our opening prayer.”

  16. […] It’s back to church time for the Obamas! After a protracted absence, the family has began attending services from now all the way through the November election. There is more! While our president spoke only vaguely of “holiday greetings” 2 years ago and broke new ground last year by skipping the Easter address altogether, this election year his campaign provided a solid Christian sounding one. This is exciting news for his efforts in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Keith Koffler has the story: Obama Wishes You a Very Religious Easter. […]

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