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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. There is only one thing worse than this america, christian hating bigot going to church.
    That is the fools that believe his and vote for him.

  2. How long before the Black churches are preaching his re-election message to the masses? Maybe they never quit…..and they call them “non-profits”.

    • You have hit the nail on the head. I can hear the conversation, “Brack, how can we tell the people to vote for you when you never in the pews? You and the family are gonna have to show up, represent, be present in the pews for a while — to let the people. They know you’re a busy man, but you gotta show up on Sunday sometimes.”

      The showing up started three weeks ago. How many weeks until the black pastors won’t feel like hypocrites telling parishoners to vote Obama in? I’d say five times in a row, then once a month, then toward the election three weeks out of four a month for September and October.

  3. This dufus really does think the American people are stupid. He’s all smoke and mirrors and he’s so ‘transparent’ we see right through it all. It’s nothing but a campaign stunt; he’s a narcissist that adores himself and uses religion when he thinks it will benefit him. ABO in November!

  4. Obama’s slobbering useful idiots may not recognize a hypocrite when they see one, but God definitely does. I do, too. And I know I’m not the only one.

  5. The news media always want to find a story to denigrate our leader. Why should President Obama go to church? because other presidents did? What did president Clinton do after he went to church and dropped off Hillary? He ministered Monica. President doesn’t have to pray to anyone. he is the messiah. He came to save the world. To cause the tide to recede, the sea levels to fall and global warming to cease. The president has a picture of himself in the White house to worship. the president is here to reverse the mayan calendar. The president is here to save the planet from Armegedeon-like catastrophe. The president is our messiah; as well he is his own messiah. That’s why he does want us clinging to our religion when he-the Messaih is here to spread the religion of Obamanzaa.

  6. Showtime! The atheist has to smile and bear it. At least until the election. When the young atheist moved to Chicago and took a Community Organizing job dealing with churches he knew he had to come up with a better answer to the question: “Which church do you belong to?” And now since he left the hate mongering Rev. Wright he has been church hoping for show because he has no dogma other than God does not exist.

    • Always was, always will be. The destruction of a country begins when immigrants refuse to become Americans, and laws to benefit the majority, become laws to benefit the minority.

  7. National Enquirer headlines state that Muchelle goin to divorce him if he doesn’t win re-election. Cuz he’s a workaholic.
    What a load of CRAP.
    Too much golf. Too many separate vacations.
    Guess they think us Crackers are dumb.

  8. Mr. President,
    I hope you prayed to God for the safety of this nation, as you know unfortunately Iran, Syria, and their allies have little interest in your re-election. You sir had best keep your eyes and ears to the East or we may be in big trouble Mister.

  9. The first sentence of the story should read: With the 2012 election only10 months away our socialist, closet Muslim president attended church so he could impress the voting public that he is a Christian.

  10. Perhaps our President realizes it will take a miracle for him to win re-election. What I have to wonder is what his Marxist (Anti-Christ) beliefs and actions have to do with Christian faith. “He who will not work, let him not eat.”

    • Huh – I don’t think so. He’s not praying and he’s not confessing – he’s listening to the instructions his handlers radio to him in his hidden earpieces: “OK Barry – stand up – NOW”… “OK Barry, smile – NOW”… “OK Barry, wave – NOW”…. “OK Barry, make like you feel it – NOW”….

  11. He probably assumed they were singing “Lord, You Are Good” to him. He is, after all, “The One”. Have people forgotten that he was often photographed with his seal positioned so it looked like a halo? And various publications lightened around his head slightly to make him glow.

    Eh – whatever – it’s an election year. Although I’m a little surprised that he and the Mrs didn’t burst into flamed when they entered the church.

  12. Yeah I am not interested in what he does in an election year, it’s phony. Let’s see where he goes to church in December of this year. I bet he’ll go back to the kill whitey church. Any takers?

  13. If you are stupid enough to believe this latest Obama “Suddenly Christian” campaign then you are among the most mentally challenged among us. Obama successfully rules a willing media and outwits an egocentric power addicted Congress that in turn gives an uneducated apathetic private sector non-union working taxpaying American population exactly what they deserve. The final consequences will rest on the publics ignorant lazy shoulders. We have become a nation of people the “Founding Fathers” could not conceive. When “people” at large realize what has happened millions will have already sunk beyond the ability to rise above the government’s pervasive corrupt weight. They will not conceptually understand personal responsiblitly and therefore abstain.

  14. Obama will embrace anything he can to get a vote! To use religion though is really stooping low and one day he’ll have to answer for that but he could care less as long as it gets him votes. It must really gall him to go to a Christian church as it puts him in a bad position with allah!

  15. I hope the American people are smart enough to recognize a scam artist when they see one…attending church now…really? What a phony! Our eyes are open Obama, thanks to your demonization of America through your destructive policies.

  16. A mouse can live in (or “visit”) a church, but it doesn’t make him a cookie…and obama’s “showing up at” a church doesn’t make him a Christian. What “Christian” would EVER say that the “azzan” (the Muslim “call to prayer” is “the prettiest sound on Earth”????

    I’ve heard the “azzan” in Muslim countries, and I can tell you that there are FAR “pretti[er] sounds “on Earth” that that!!!!!

  17. “…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…”

    What isn’t ‘average Joe’ is that it costs taxpayers a million in security lockdowns everytime COTUS decides to go on one of these campaign junkets to BestBuy or PetSmart…

  18. WOW he’s just like me!

    Does that mean I can print myself trillions and trillions of dollars so I can pretend to be an economic savior in an election year TOO???

  19. You know what comes after church? Hawaii. Michelle gonna need another break after all that and they need to see if they can top the 2011 record for most Hawaiian vacations in one year. OINK OINK OINK

    • Hey look, Bozama comes from Hawaii… oh sorry, he comes from a ‘farm state’… he said that when he was in the midwest not long ago… I guess he counts Kenya among the 57 states….

  20. Want to thank all of you, for your Powerfull stand against Oboma & His Corrupted political partners.

    DR. Martin Luther King was a man that Todays WORLD Still needs and we honor Him with our Love, tears of sorrow for his Sudden Death.

    God Bless His Great Family and Dreams that LIVE forever and I Pray they have COME TRUE.

    But there is so much more we can do. Being aggressive and focusing on the facts and truth is only the first step.

    We musT follow Up with more details standing by our convictions and dont back down.

    Oboma has NOT brought CHANGE, In fact ~! ~ THE ONLY real THING needing CHANGE !….Was Barack Hussein Obama II.

    HIMSELF

    Barack Hussein Obama II ( Who hates American Values ) who is A ” SELF PROCLAIMED Enemy” ~of ALL responsible, Morally Conscious HARD WORKING Americans.

    Black Grey and White.

    oBOMAS Irresponsible & DRUG MAFIA and reckless supporters KNOW~ that Barack Hussein Obama II,

    WILL FORCE YOU to paY THEM, out of your PockeT .{ FOR all of their UNCHECKED Vices and THRILLS/

    { All on YOU

    | / At your COST & Sacrifice.

    …This UN~CHANGABLE fraud, has done His VERY BEST to Inspire VIOLENCE.

    THESE ARE OBAMAS OWN WORDS.. saying ………To his supporters.Saying “Get ready for hand-to-hand combat with your Fellow Americans”

    – Obama has ALSO DECLARED to his Supporters. “I want all Americans to get in each others faces!– Obama demands !

    “You bring a knife to a fight pal, we’ll bring a gun”

    THESE ARE OBAMAS OWN WORDS.. ANGER VIOLENCE and more taxes….. THIS IS OBAMAS Change for America /“Hit Back Twice As Hard”. He commands !

    *Shouting THAT Republican victory would mean ~ “hand to hand combat” and HE IS EXPECTING people to be on Edge and BORDERLINE killing MODE, VIOLENT / and STAND up for their immoral CAUSES and THIS IS WHAT HE LIVES FOR ./ ./ ./
    THESE ARE OBAMAS OWN WORDS.. !

    * Obama Tells democrats: “ I’m itching for a fight.” !

    ….PLEASE…. go to reXes NEW WebsiTe ~ ! Oboma *( Just like Adolf Hitler~~\oBOMA~~~ Demands ! — [ THE

    FINAL SOLUTION – for Un~Wanted Children

    Barak Obama is A MURDERER .~Torturing UNWANTED babys on DEATH ROE

    CLICK HERE http://obomlnation.webstarts.com/index.html

    OBAMA TAKES a little NEW BORN innocent child. BORN. ALIVE sTabS it iN the head and SUCKs ITS BRAINS OUT.

    This is just too wrong and horrible. Please stand for Loving Children and the USA.

    Respectfully and Thankfully Thank you ALL for your Time.

    God Bless the King FAMILY. reX and His family Loves You

    • Oboma Has nothing to DO WITH CHURCH or the BIBLE..

      HE is more interested in the BI~BILL

      than any BIBLE or Church,.

      ….PLEASE…. go to reXes NEW WebsiTe ~ ! Oboma *( Just like Adolf Hitler~~\oBOMA~~~ Demands ! — [ THE FINAL SOLUTION – for Un~Wanted Children

      Barak Obama is A MURDERER .~Torturing UNWANTED babys on DEATH ROE

      CLICK HERE http://obomlnation.webstarts.com/index.html

      OBAMA TAKES a little NEW BORN innocent child. BORN. ALIVE sTabS it iN the head SUCKs ITS BRAINS OUT.

      This is just to wrong and horrible. Please stand for Loving Children and the USA

  21. “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.”

    So now I guess we know that the church that he baptized his children into isn’t the only church of GD America.