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Obama Wishes You a Very Religious Easter

by Keith Koffler on April 7, 2012, 12:50 pm

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.

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Star April 7, 2012 at 12:56 pm

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.

redhawk April 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm

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…

lcSouthern April 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Somehow I just don’t feel it from him…just words, no heart.

redhawk April 10, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Just whatever AXelrod TELLS HIM TO SAY…No real Ideas on how to CONNECT WITH PEOPLE…

Suzie April 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm

He is the LAST person on this earth I need preaching to me!

MichelleIndependent April 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Barry is a farce of a man, a liar, a thief.

Just2old April 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Ding! For a look at his real beliefs look at how religious he was last year and the year before….and keep looking. Nothing there. Another campaign stunt.

Thanks Keith!

redhawk April 10, 2012 at 4:36 pm

..a TURD as well as a lIAR…

Girly1 April 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Amen, Keith! The Audacity of Hypocrisy!!!

Anonna April 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm

great phrase!

kittykitty April 7, 2012 at 2:26 pm

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

Reg Wilhelm April 9, 2012 at 2:25 pm

It may help to increase or reduce the amount of your medication.

Reg Wilhelm April 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Oh, and you really mean “uppity” not arrogant, don’t you. You make me sick.

gymlock April 9, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Great playing of the race card! ………………

(Note to readers: it’s only the left that play that card.)

srdem65 April 7, 2012 at 2:28 pm

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.

Lizzy April 7, 2012 at 3:23 pm

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:)

Jackson April 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Hear, hear!

Susan April 7, 2012 at 2:38 pm

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.

dave April 7, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Can a Baptism down by the river be far off ??

Star April 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Warn me first.

Sadie April 7, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Only if I get to hold him down in the water. I am Jewish, is 10 minutes too long?

Star April 7, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Kind of on the felonious side, yes.

redhawk April 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Oh heck try for a record 30 minutes just in case…

Jackson April 9, 2012 at 1:20 pm

He was already baptized by the Liberation Theologist (Marxist theology) Rev. Wright in Chicago, so it is rumored – of course, no real record could be produced of that either…wrong name on it, most likely.

John Kinkaid April 7, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Laura Ingraham points out that the “O” said that Jesus was a son of God.

Mike C April 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm

well, yes, “A” son of a god because Barack is the other one.

Quadrillion April 7, 2012 at 4:07 pm

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.

langley barfly April 7, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Barack Hussein Obama is a “christian”…?

gracepmc April 7, 2012 at 4:18 pm

What’s next, a crown of thorns?

soljerblue April 9, 2012 at 1:34 pm

hopefully we can place a metaphorical crown of thorns on his anguished brow come November 6.

gobnait April 7, 2012 at 4:31 pm

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.

ImNoDhimmi April 7, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Just words, no emotion. Watch his face. Look into those empty eyes.

Girly1 April 7, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Coming soon – the Sermon on the Mount by the ‘other’ son!

John Kinkaid April 7, 2012 at 7:10 pm

The “O” called Jesus “a savior”. I don’t think that Joseph was a savior. Was David a savior? Moses? Mandela? William Wallace? Do saviors play golf?

Anonna April 7, 2012 at 5:49 pm

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.

John Kinkaid April 7, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Passively watching fraud will not be an option. We will need to actively ensure an honest election process.

Susan April 7, 2012 at 9:56 pm

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.

rulierose April 7, 2012 at 8:22 pm

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.

gracepmc April 7, 2012 at 10:57 pm

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.

Cooper April 7, 2012 at 11:18 pm

The hypocrite is now a bitter clinger? What a change we can believe in!

HTuttle April 7, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Gee, I guess it must be ELECTION YEAR.

Stephen C. April 7, 2012 at 11:47 pm

The only address I want to hear of from this guy is his residing back in Chicago in 2013.

ROCK April 8, 2012 at 7:41 am

I WANT SELL TIBET MASTTIFFI FOR OBAMA, IWANT WITH HE MAKEFRIEND

DeniseVB April 8, 2012 at 9:25 am

Where’s the outrage from the atheist voting block ? Heh.

Jeff April 8, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Obama was the first black man ever discovered who could actually speak in complete sentences. Affirmative action did the rest.

Ruth April 10, 2012 at 9:33 am

Oh charming. Land of the free and the home of the bigot!

Marie April 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm

“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?

Jackson April 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Very good observations.

anneinarkansas April 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm

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

Jackson April 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm

My understanding is that Obama is every bit as religious as Romney.

soljerblue April 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm

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.

dave d. April 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Actually, I’m surprised he didn’t start retelling it in the first person.

dbntx April 9, 2012 at 2:09 pm

President Obama never mentioned anything about women being members at Augusta for three years either!

Reg Wilhelm April 9, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Not religious enough. Too religious. Sounds reasonable.

chuck April 9, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Watch, before this is over we’ll see Obama out in a field reading a Bible and shooting a gun. Just wait.

Marciann April 10, 2012 at 1:49 am

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.

Ruth April 10, 2012 at 9:30 am

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.

Lanie April 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm

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.

redhawk April 10, 2012 at 4:32 pm

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…

JK April 14, 2012 at 7:50 pm

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.”

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