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Obama Heads to Church – Again

President Obama and his family headed out to church this morning for the third time in a month, the latest sign that the president may be using religion to boost his image as the campaign heats up.

Obama has rarely gone to church since becoming president. But last month he and his family walked across Lafayette Park in front of the White House to attend services at St. John’s Church. They attended Christmas services at a Marine Base in Hawaii and today were at Zion Baptist Church in DC.

While it’s possible the trips to church a part of some kind of renewed personal religious commitment, they are also consistent with Obama’s increased use of religious imagery as part of his public profile.

During two recent annual events – the televised Christmas in Washington gala and the lighting of the National Christmas Tree, Obama invoked specifically Christian themes he had shunned in the past.

The Christian narrative is appealing to a key demographic that fled Democrats en masse during the 2010 midterm election – white working class voters. Obama will need to bring as many members of this group back into the fold if he hopes to prevail in critical swing states like Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina, and other must-win states in the Midwest and the South.

The increasingly large doses of religion added to the Obamas’ public profile has been accompanied by other Average Joe-pleasing displays of middle class virtuousness, like Michelle shopping at Target or the president heading to Best Buy to purchase gifts for his daughters and to PetSmart to get a bone for the dog.

Here are a few details about today’s church trip, courtesy of the White House pool reporter on the scene.

The motorcade rolled out at 10:12am, arriving at 10:23 at Zion Baptist Church.

POTUS and family entered through side door, as choir sang a rousing rendition of “Lord, You Are Good.” Parishioners are on their feet, hands clapping. First family is standing in the second row of pews. POTUS is clapping and bouncing to the beat.

“Enlist sinners, educate students, empower the suffering, encourage the saints, exalt our Savior.” Acts 2:41-47 is enshrined, in metal lettering, on the wall below a huge cross at the front of the church.

Program books, titled “I have a dream,” have a picture of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on covers.

The program book has a plea for donations of “new and gently used warm blankets, sleeping bags, hand and feet warmers,” etc. for Occupy DC.

The Rev. Keith W. Byrd, Sr, is the pastor of Zion Baptist Church, located on Blagden Ave., NW

POTUS and first family was acknowledged and saluted by the Rev. Byrd. Deacon Hendri Williams read from the Rev. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”

Collection baskets are being passed. POTUS places what looks look a whit envelope in the basket.

Pool is sitting in a balcony at the back of the church. It’s a beautiful church. Stained glass windows. A-type vaulted ceilings, of planked wood, with massive wooden trusses.

520 Responses to Obama Heads to Church – Again

  1. What a fake! When Obama was handed his law degree he renounced any moral beliefs he may had and took up the religion of the Law. He now faces the Supreme Court any says “Oh, Black Robed Lords of Darkness let there be strife that the America lawyer will not parish”

  2. This may be a repeat because I wrote before subscribing to the site.

    I have some liberal friends ( I know–feel sorry for me–but we must try and convert them to see the light. ) who, when I quote what the president said, they always ask me: ” Please give me the source or where did he say that?”

    Can you do this?

    Thank you.

    • Keith always embeds links to the stories or videos he uses in his articles. If you are emailing your friends the quote, you could include a link to Keith’s blog entry. Hope that helps.

  3. Key words “may be using religion”….since we don’t know for certain WHAT his religion might be….makes that a mighty big “MAY”……I believe this Nation has the Imposter in Chief’s number and other than those that are so blind to the DemocRAT core or receiving funds from the Government largess many will vote this POS out of office…..How can anyone not see the Nation as a whole is worse off today than three years ago & it is by DESIGN of this Regime!

  4. Ahh…he suddenly finds religion when it’s close to election time. What is a muslim doing in a christian church other than one run by the good Rev. Right?

  5. “While it’s possible the trips to church a part of some kind of renewed personal religious commitment…” C’mon!!

    Are you kidding me? Everything Obama does today is driven by his campaign for re-election: most recently, his new interest in simplifying government (after 3 years of adding more complexity and regulation and bureaucracy than any of his predecessors) and now his new interest in attending church services. That is what bothers so many of us about him – he’s basically a phony, a false prophet, he has no core life experience as a leader nor any aspirational beliefs and his teleprompter speeches are driven by pollsters… He gives great speech: whatever others put on the screen for him… When he has to actuall speak for himself, outside of memorized talking points, it’s all stalling – ‘uh’, ‘uh’, ‘um’, etc.

    Remember his coming out speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention? “I don’t see red, I don’t see blue, I see purple…” It was a lie then and a lie know – it was scripted for him by Axelrod and Plouffe to cast him as a new type of beyond-partisanship leader… Total bunk, as everyone has now realized… The fact that he didn’t believe it at the time, of course, really didn’t bother him – that’s part of what makes him so dangerous…

    His problem now is that he is bleeding independents and losing support from his own far-left base, so he’s trying anything to get some votes he didn’t get last time… Now, suddenly (!), he likes small government and goes to church… Pretty soon he’ll talk about why we need to slash our deficit and pay down our debt…

    What a joke. Lots of things are possible, but certaintly not a sudden religious conversion by Obama…

  6. Pretty simple, maybe Obama has been watching Tim Tebow and figures that some God in his life will make up for the endless lack of skills required to be at least semi decent commander in chief. Unfortunately Obama can’t throw up enough Hail Mary’s to win re-election (I hope). On the other hand never under estimate the countless number of morons who could vote for Obama.

  7. BS BS BS BS BS BS. This is so trashy it’s typical Obama. I want everyone to believe I am a Christian but deep down inside I am a muslin and radical goon. He didn’t fool me and probably not 300 million other people. This is a scam just like his administration.

  8. Obama can sit in a pew every Sunday between now and the election. But it won’t make him a Christian, and it won’t erase the memory of his dissing those of us who “cling to guns and religion.” He’s a shameless politico and cynical opportunist. I pray earnestly that he’s also a one-termer.

  9. He’ll use anything he can to get re-elected, including throwing anyone under his bus(es).

    For those who don’t know the truth by now, he is a fraud, pure and simple.

    Vote accordingly.

  10. Nothing turns me off quicker than political candidates; car dealerships; painters and other small businesses feinding religion to bolster their character. It’s the lowest of the low!!!

  11. Watch Obama closely and see if he is able to touch the Holy Water without bursting into flames. More than likely the Secret Service supplies the Holy Water, Hosts, Wine etc. in advance. Then all the crosses have to be turned upside down and the references to God have to be covered like at Notre Dame and Georgetown http://www.factcheck.org/2009/04/obama-at-georgetown/
    and Michelle must wear her lipstick. Or how did Obama once put it…….lipstick on a p.g!

  12. This is so pathetically transparent that it defies description.

    The Obama team has calculated that in the Internet age, people’s attention span and ability to remember is short. What he fails to take into account is the fact that the Internet tracks everything and for those of us who have an active brain cell or two, we can look up everything in an instant now! You can’t hide anymore Mr. Obama, news travels too fast now, the jig is up pal. Start planning for retirement, you are done, we see you for what you are. A total puppet and an Olympic size phony!

  13. obama’s mother was an atheist. His step dad Sotero was muslim. There is no way in heck that obama is a Christian. He is a marxist atheist at best and a muslim at worst. Shame on him for trying to use religion. God will not forget.

  14. Obama’s mother was an avowed atheist who enrolled him in Muslim school in Indonesia. The man is a PHONY to who laid a chunk and THE worst president in the history of this country!

  15. Obama had better watch out. He might actually get religion. He wouldn’t know what to do with it, since the crowd he runs around with shun Christians, but he could possibly try to learn. Anything would be better than the church he attends at Chicago. Lord knows, we have all be praying that He would step in and do something about the man.

    Of course there is also Michelle to contend with. I can’t really see her believing in anyone that may have been white.

  16. Whatever it takes to keep the communist agenda moving forward.
    Whatever happened to honesty and honor, this man is a disgrace to all the Americans whoo sacrificed their lives for freedom and liberty.

  17. Jesus’ words:
    Matthew 6:5-6
    5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

    • Unfortunately many people will be swayed again. I know it seems incredible but suddenly the economy appears to be improving. The republicans were foolish enough to let him raise the debt ceiling over a trillion dollars and he’s using that money with the help of Geithner and Bernanke to create the appearance of an improving economy. Suddenly the banks are easing their lending and companies are getting flooded with new cash. This was all by design. That’s why congress should have NEVER allowed the debt ceiling to be raise. They played right into Obama’s game plan. And unfortunately it will probably cost us the election and 4 more years of marxist Obama in the White House.

  18. obama has LIED, CHEATED, and STOLED since BEFORE day ONE !! No more parties, Golf games, Vacations, OR Jewelry ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE”S DIME!!! obama, prepare to be THROWN OUT of the American People’s WhiteHouse!!
    obama should be CHARGED and put on TRIAL for FRAUD, EMBEZZLEMENT, TREASON, and FAILURE to adhere to The Constitution of the United States of America! Also, ALL of obama’s school records should be made PUBLIC, He should be Charged for using 27 Different SSN’s, and ALL reasons WHY his AND Michele were ordered BY A JUDGE…to shut down law firms…..

  19. I agree……..he thinks that the little people are so stupid that we are gonna be tricked by this ploy>>>>>>>the dude is a Muslim….

  20. I would like other opinions on this… yes, they went to Church. When I go to church (evangelical free church) I listen about the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we hear messages from the Bible…
    How can church be about MLK? Am I missing something? I am only thinking that the Obama’s went to church for political reasons today and not to hear about the Lord… this is my opinion.
    Jim

  21. This church visit is par for the course for Obama, as he is best known for his many deceptions. He is no more Christian, than the man in the moon:

    “Obama Admits He Is A Muslim:”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCAffMSWSzY&feature=related

    “7 Reasons Obama is NOT a Christian:”

    http://www.squidoo.com/snobama

    “Obama Is No Joshua” — by Cal Thomas — …..Obama can call himself anything he likes, but there is a clear requirement for one to qualify as a Christian and Obama doesn’t meet that requirement. One cannot deny central tenets of the Christian faith, including the deity and uniqueness of Christ as the sole mediator between God and Man and be a Christian. Such people do have a label applied to them in Scripture. They are called “false prophets.”

    http://www.calthomas.com/index.php?news=2288

  22. I didn’t think there was a site where so many idiots could voice their ignorant opinions untill I came across this collection of losers. Maybe the guy just wants to go to church. Why would you judge this? You all need to get off fox, hannity, and get a little education.

    • The more education I get, the more I learn about our foreigner anti-American, anti-Constittion, socialist, Marxist person occupying the White House.

    • He didn’t care much about church until he realized that he’s going to need Christian votes to get elected.

      And stop pretending that you’re from West Virginia and you’re a redneck. You sound like a Obamabot who’s just like his leader — pretending to be something that he isn’t in order to create a false credibility.